A taste of Bideford

The charming port town of Bideford located on the west bank of the tidal River Torridge, is a local hive of activity, with its array of independent shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs and its popular pannier market, where you can pick locally grown produce arts and crafts. The retail outlet Atlantic Village is located just outside of Bideford, and offers an alternative for those looking for the larger high street brands.

From the Quay at Bideford take a sail on the MS Oldenburg that takes you to the stunning island of Lundy, designated as an area of special scientific interest and surrounded by the marine nature reserve.

Bideford was once home to Charles Kingsley, the famous author of “The Water Babies” and “Westward Ho!”

Bideford has numerous popular amateur sporting clubs including Bideford AFC, Bideford RFC, Bideford Blues running club, rowing club and bowl club to name a few.


Barnstaple 9 miles | Appledore 4 miles | Westward Ho! 3 miles


Westward Ho! 3 miles | Instow 4 miles | Saunton 17 miles | Croyde 20 miles


Good regular local bus links to Westward Ho!/ Appledore/ Torrington/ Barnstaple/ Hartland

Train station Barnstaple with Links to Exeter and beyond (7 miles)

M5 motorway (39 miles)


St Mary’s Primary School/ West Croft School/ St Helen’s School (Abbotsham 2 miles)

Bideford College

With the independent schools of Kingsley SchoolShebbear College (14 miles) and West Buckland School (15 miles) all within the local area.


Co-operative, Morrisons, Asda (1 mile), Tesco (1 mile)


Royal North Devon Golf Club (3 Miles)

Portmore Golf Club (9 miles)

Saunton Championship Golf Course (15 miles)