Getting to Watermouth Cove
Post code is EX34 9SJ
The quickest and easiest route to Watermouth Cove is via the M5 leaving the motorway at junction 27 and taking the A361, the North Devon Link road (NDL), towards Barnstaple. After passing the roundabouts for Tiverton and South Molton, at the ‘Little Chef roundabout’ turn right onto the A399, signposted Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, Lynton and Lynmouth. At this junction there is a brown leisure signpost to Watermouth Castle, 17 miles away.
Turn into Castle grounds and immediately take the right hand side single track lane, marked Private Road and Watermouth Cove Cottages. Pass 3 green garages and reach the large white building on your left, with parking to the left and parking up the lane on the right. It has a large blue sign "Watermouth Cove Cottages"
The scenic ‘Tarka Line’ from Exeter to Barnstaple connects with Intercity trains to the rest of the country. Watermouth Cove is a short bus ride from Barnstaple - ask for Watermouth Castle.
National Express together with the local bus service serve the North Devon area including Watermouth Cove. Buses between Barnstaple and Combe Martin stop at Watermouth Castle and The Old Sawmill
pub in Watermouth. In the summer months there is an open top tourist bus between Barnstaple and Watermouth Castle. However, buses are not frequent in this rural area, and a car is a much easier way
of getting around to see the sights and local attractions.
Coming from overseas?
Fly into London Gatwick. Easiest way is to hire a car - journey is around four hours.
Alternatively by rail there are connections from Gatwick via Reading and Exeter - current fare is around £65 return.
Flights to / from Exeter [1.5 / 2 hours from Watermouth] as follows:
Austria, Salzburg – Flybe
Canada. Toronto – Transat
France, Bergerac, Brest, Chambery & Paris – Flybe
Holland, Amsterdam – Flybe
Ireland, Dublin – Flybe
Switzerland, Geneva – Flybe
Bristol Airport is 90 minutes drive away
Flights to/from Bristol [2 / 2.5 hours from Watermouth] as follows:
Belfast – Flybe & Easyjet
Cork – Aer Arran
Dublin – Ryanair & Aer Lingus
Shannon – Ryanair
Belgium, Brussels - SN Brussels
Bergerac, Bordeaux, Toulouse – Flybe
Nice – Easyjet
Paris – British Airways
USA, New York – Continental
Berlin – Easyjet
Bremen – OLT
Dusseldorf, Frankfurt & Munich – BA
Hamburg – Easyjet & OLT
Holland, Amsterdam – KLM & Easyjet
Geneva – Easyjet
Zurich – British Airways