North Devon Coast

National Landscape

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The North Devon Coast AONB is defined by its Special Qualities. These are what make our AONB so special. There are 14 Special Qualities and for each of these we have chosen a place within the AONB where you can see what we mean.

Special Quality 11 – Historic coastal quays and fishing villages, coastal promontory sites for strategic defences and lighthouses.

The North Devon Coast has a strong association with the sea and has a range of pre-historic promontory hillforts, lighthouses and traditional fishing villages such as this one at Clovelly which is regularly visited by thousands of holiday makers.