Dramatic Cliff Scenery at Hartland Quay
As you turn the narrow and steep road towards the sea at Hartland Quay in Devon it is the dramatic cliff scenery that grabs your attention. These are the tallest cliffs in England and look very unforgiving. Leave the car and the wind is the next thing to notice, along with the roar of the sea. Waves continually crash against the shore here and the breeze blows off the Atlantic. It is a dramatically beautiful place and inspirational. Nearby the Hartland Quay Hotel offers shelter from the weather and has been converted from what was the old harbour master's offices when Hartland had a quay. That got destroyed by the sea in the 1920's. In the bar there is a good pub style menu with local food. it is a great place to stop after a walk along the South West Coastal Footpath that runs past the door. There's also a small museum and a beach for the brave. Hartland Quay is a beautiful and unique location and something a lot of visitors to Devon miss. Once you see it- you'll want to return (in god weather).
By Rachael Rowe , AFAR Local Expert
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