The Best and Most Accessible Views in North Devon

We have some incredible landscapes within a short distance of our North Devon care homes. Ideal for spending time with an elderly relative out of their usual setting, many of these views can be accessed by the frail or wheelchair dependent. With Spring just around the corner, now is the perfect time to wrap up warm, pack a thermos of tea, and go and enjoy these North Devon views together.

  1. Westward Ho! Beach

There’s a gentle sloping slipway leading directly on to the beach at Westward Ho! This means that even if your loved one is in a wheelchair they can access the beach and enjoy watching beach life and the waves from a beach itself.


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  1. Ilfracombe

The seaside town of Ilfracombe is wonderful for a day out. From the top of Capstone Parade you can see glorious vistas stretching out over the Bristol Channel, as well as the town. It’s also worth heading to the Damien Hirst statue and simply watching the boats coming and going in to the harbour.


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  1. Clovelly

The magical cobbled streets of Clovelly which wind down the hill are of course beautiful. We often dismiss Clovelly, thinking it isn’t suitable for visitors with accessibility needs. However, you can enjoy a mesmerising few hours in the Clovelly Court Gardens or book a seat in the Land Rover which can take you down to the harbour, allowing your loved one to enjoy Clovelly’s beauty and step back in time.


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  1. Baggy Point

The car park at Baggy Point is National Trust. Whilst the best views are enjoyed by walking up the South West Coast Path a short way, there are views to be enjoyed close by. Much of the trail is also accessible.

  1. Holdstone Hill, Exmoor

Park up at Holdstone Down car park and you’ll already have enjoyed many far-reaching vistas across this part of Exmoor. There are several accessible tracks around here if you wish to explore further, or go up Holdstone Hill itself. However, this area is simply wonderful for an afternoon drive in the countryside watching the changing landscape.


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  1. Valley of the Rocks, Lynton

Also on the South West Coast Path is the Valley of Rocks, a striking natural feature making for interesting viewing. Find out more about wheelchair friendly walking routes to explore the Valley of the Rocks. You may just come across a friendly goat or two. Just don’t forget your camera!


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  1. Appledore

The picturesque fishing village of Appledore is an enjoyable place to simply ‘be’ and watch the world go by. Down at the harbour you can watch the yachts and boats beginning and ending their journeys, and you can take a leisurely stroll through the colourful village. There are plenty of places to stop and enjoy a cuppa.


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  1. Hartland Quay

About an hour drive from our South Molton care home in North Devon, you’ll find Hartland Quay. Don’t let the length of the drive deceive you though, you’ll be rewarded with plenty of scenic moments along the way. As you head towards Hartland Quay itself, you’ll be treated to spectacular views of the Torridge Close.


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  1. Fremington to Instow on the Tarka Trail

A wheelchair accessible route, completely flat and paved, this short walk can be enjoyed for its outstanding views of the Torridge estuary. When you arrive in Instow there are plenty of places to enjoy some lunch or afternoon tea together.


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  1. Croyde

Croyde is ideal for a day out from one of our North Devon care homes. Classically thought of as simply a surfer’s paradise, the vistas here are open and expansive and there are plenty of amenities to make it a safe and enjoyable day out. The easiest access to the beach is at the north end.


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  1. Combe Martin

Another awe-inspiring spot on the North Devon coast is to be found at Combe Martin. Right on the edge of Exmoor, you can easily explore lots of places nearby and feel up close to nature.


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  1. Eastleigh Care Home, Minehead

Who says you have to leave the comfort of home to enjoy a North Devon view. We are extremely fortunate to enjoy iconic Devonshire and Somerset views from our own windows, such as from our dining room at our Minehead care home. It really is wonderful setting in which to relax.

Living and working in North Devon is a treat with the beautiful countryside and seascapes on our doorstep. If you’re considering taking your elderly loved one out for some fresh air and time together, then make sure you choose somewhere that they too can enjoy all that this area has to offer.

If you’re looking for first class Nursing and Care Homes in North Devon and Somerset then Contact Eastleigh Care Homes.