The Atlantic Highway

Everyone’s heard of the North Coast 500 in Scotland.  Have you been?  It’s been on my bucket list for a while now…but everything i’ve read says it just gets soooo busy.

Well i’ve got an alternative for you.  If you’ve looking for the perfect adventure this summer then explore the Atlantic Highway. It’s one of the UK’s most scenic road trips. Named the best road trip route in the UK by a recent survey, this is one to add to the list! 

The Atlantic Highway, the A39, is a stunning road trip route that stretches along the north coast of Devon and Cornwall. Renowned for its breath-taking coastal scenery, charming villages, and iconic landmarks, the Atlantic Highway offers a memorable journey

This vast 170-mile road is famed for its jaw-dropping views of the Atlantic Ocean along the way.

The Atlantic Highway takes in Barnstaple. From here, the road winds its way along the coast, passing through picturesque countryside and seaside towns.

One of the first notable stops along the route is Bideford, a historic port town known for its charming quayside, narrow streets, and the iconic Bideford Long Bridge. Take a stroll along the waterfront or visit the Burton Art Gallery and Museum for a dose of culture.

Continuing along the Atlantic Highway, you’ll come across the idyllic village of Clovelly. Famous for its steep cobbled streets and traditional fishing harbour, Clovelly offers a glimpse into a bygone era. Explore the village, visit the local shops, and enjoy the panoramic coastal views.

As you venture further, you’ll reach the rugged and unspoiled Hartland Peninsula. (The home of Coastal Cabins!) This area is home to dramatic cliffs, secluded beaches, and the historic Hartland Abbey. Stop by the Hartland Quay for breath-taking views or embark on a coastal walk to experience the area’s natural beauty.

You’ll then hop over the border into Cornwall into Bude, which is a popular seaside resort town known for its sandy beaches and vibrant surf scene. Take a dip in the sea, try your hand at surfing, or enjoy a leisurely walk along the South West Coast Path. Stop off at some of Cornwall’s incredible beaches, and if you’re seeking an adventure you can try your hand at some of the water sports available.

Exploring the South West can make for one of the most memorable holidays in the UK, and with so many incredible destinations in Devon to visit. A road trip along the coast is the perfect way to explore the rugged coastline, picturesque villages and take in the rich maritime history.

Book your stay at Coastal Cabins and have an adventure.