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Of course you are more than welcome to just enjoy your time and unwind here at The Smugglers Rest, however there is plenty to do in the local area, some of which is detailed below.
The small settlement of Mortehoe is a pretty stone built village mentioned in the Domesday Book. The village features several tea rooms and pubs, a thirteenth century church and Mortehoe Museum which recounts the area’s rich maritime history.
This is an interesting village and St Mary’s Church, the Cemetery and the Mortehoe Museum are all well worth a visit. The village offers a full range of facilities including stores, bakery, restaurants and pubs.
Many of our customers and guests have passed comment on the unmistakable beauty of ancient Morte Point. The headland offers stunning views South across Woolacombe Bay or North to the Welsh coast on a clear day. There is easy access via the residential lane next to The Smugglers Rest and the short walk takes in the secluded Rockham Bay.
WOOLACOMBE BEACH IS AN AWARD WINNING BEACH! Voted Number 1 in the UK on Tripadvisor (February 2016) for the second year running! Woolacombe also holds the ‘England for Excellence Gold Award’ for best family resort and was voted the Best British Beach in the Mail On Sunday. Woolacombe Beach lies between Morte Point and Baggy Point. This three-mile long stretch of golden sand is renowned for it’s cleanliness, water quality and facilities. Life guards ensure safe family swimming during the summer and surfers come from all over the country to enjoy the great waves and clean water.
The Smugglers Rest is the perfect place to be based if you are visiting the area for a golf-oriented holiday due to its proximity to the Mortehoe & Woolacombe golf club at Easewell which is less than a mile away, the Willingcott Valley golf course which is less than 3 miles away, and less than 10 miles away is the Saunton Golf Club, overlooking Saunton sands beach and dunes, with views stretching across the Atlantic ocean.