Discover Hartland

Explore the wild and dramatic peninsula of Hartland, part of Devon’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Although remote, it can be easily accessed by foot or road and provides a natural wilderness ready for exploring.


A heaven for hikers


Photos don’t do it justice, the best way to appreciate Hartland’s distinct location, is by foot. Walking routes are plentiful thanks to the Southwest Coast Path, with sheltered pathways, ancient woodlands, and cliff top footpaths to satisfy all abilities. If you are in an ambling mood, enjoy the views as you head towards refreshments at olde world Devon pub.  The Hart Inn is the perfect place to put the world to rights in front of a roaring open first and a locally brewed beer.More adventurous types may prefer some of the clifftop pathways and open moorlands on a full day’s hike. Wherever you stay in Hartland, nature is right on your doorstep.


Unleash your inner artisan!


Experience the space and light offered by Hartland’s remote location, it’s not hard to see how many an artist and writer have been inspired by the beauty of the seascape and nature’s raw power all around them. Pop into some of the small local galleries and independent studios along the Peninsula and marvel at the talent incapsulating the natural world. Why not try your hand at some pottery yourself? Welcome Pottery run creative beginner sessions throughout the year.


Step into stories of shipwrecks and smugglers


Experience the power of the ocean as you stand on Hartland Quay beach. On wild weather days, watch the waves crash onto the steep cliffs.On calm days, enjoy sunbathing on the shoreline, a sea dip or a picnic on the beach. Pop into the Wreakers Retreat Bar to admire the array of relics recovered from old shipwrecks of the past and receive a warm welcome with a variety of real ales to sample and freshly caught fish featuring on their menu. If Hartland Quay’s history of smuggling has got you feeling curious, head to Hartland Quay Museum to discover stories of shipwrecks and heroic rescues of the past.


Straight from the sea and the land…


Who doesn’t love to eat good food? Hartland definitely has plenty to share. Freshly caught fish, produce brought in straight from the fields…it’s all here. And zero carbon footprint so you can indulge guilt-free!


Hartland’s Farmers Market and Cafe at Hartland Parish Hall, Hartland runs on the first Sunday of each month, starting from March -to December 10 - 1pm. Pick up locally grown, slow food with zero food miles added. Organic produce, seafood, meats, cheeses, locally baked bread and cakes plus arts and crafts are available to gift loved ones.


Pattered Restaurant is a great place to head to for a delicious fine dining meal, experienced in a tranquil wooded setting. Located a short distance from Hartland town centre at Pattard Farm, their menu is inspired by nature and the local area.


Enjoy exploring wild and beautiful Hartland on a guided walk with Sand Sea Spa Retreats. We have knowledgeable guides who can personalise walks to suit you and ensure you get a taste of the real Devon. Email us today to find out more: