Walk - Fremington Quay

1.4 miles (2.3 km)

Fremington Quay Cafe car park Fremington Quay Cafe car park

Easy - The route follows an old railway line and is flat, tarmaced and used by walkers and cyclists as well as being accessible to wheelchairs.

A section of the Tarka Trail and South West Coast Path that takes you along the estuary of the river Taw from Fremington Quay, east towards Barnstaple.

There are a range of wonderful places to lay your head near the Coast Path for a well-earned sleep. From large and luxurious hotels, to small and personable B&B's, as well as self-catering options and campsites. The businesses that support the Path, where you've chosen to visit, are listed here.

Ashford Rise 55

Contemporary holiday home on Tarka Holiday Park

Tarka Trail Camping

Tarka Trail Camping is right on the South West Coast Path. There are Showers and Toilets on site with a Local Ale Brewery next door. We are an ideal spot to stop off.

No. 22

A boutique bed and breakfast with a collection of four beautiful unique en-suite bedrooms.

Bennings B&B

Friendly, family run B&B. Double and twin rooms, both en suite. No charge for Wi-Fi. Great location and generous breakfast for your next day's walk!

Trojen Bed & Breakfast

Relax in our B and B situated half a mile from Coastal Path in a quiet cul de sac in Braunton. Private lounge/ diner and super King ensuite with views of estuary to Appledore

The Old Vicarage B&B

The Old Vicarage B&B is an early Victorian house with spacious guest accommodation, modern en-suite facilities, free parking and free Wi-Fi, located just a short stroll from the town centre.

The Den

Quirky, modern Den a few minutes walk from the centre of Braunton. Lovely bed and bathroom, microwave, toaster and kettle.

Silver Cottage B&B

A charming cottage with two double bedrooms, shower room, and sitting room with kitchen area. No extra charge for single occupancy, or single night stays.

Whitemoor Camping

Whitemoor Farm is set on a picturesque small farm overlooking the village of Bishops Tawton, just a mile from the North Devon coast.

Catboat Cottage

A stone's throw from the beach and a two minute walk to restaurants, pubs and cafes. Our comfortable 200-year-old cottage sleeps 8 guests. 4 bedrooms/3 bathrooms

You'll be spoilt for choice for where to eat and drink along the Path. With lots of local seasonal food on offer, fresh from the farm, field and waters. Try our local ales, ciders, wines and spirits, increasing in variety by the year, as you sit in a cosy pub, fine dining restaurant or chilled café on the beach. The businesses that support the Path, where you've chosen to visit, are listed here.

Station Masters Cafe

Award Winning Cafe offering local produce Breakfasts and homemade cakes

Johns of Instow & Appledore

Using our artisan delis as our larder, the Johns cafés offer unrivalled freshness & quality in our picturesque locations.

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Route Description

A section of the Tarka Trail and South West Coast Path that takes you along the estuary of the river Taw from Fremington Quay, east towards Barnstaple.

The route follows an old railway line and is flat, tarmaced and used by walkers and cyclists as well as being accessible to wheelchairs. There is a car park, cafe and heritage centre at the start/end of the walk, but unfortunately no accessible toilets.

  1. The first section of the route passes through a sheltered and wooded cutting with abundant wildflowers in May and June before becoming more open with views of salt marshes and the hills above Barnstaple.

There are some benches and shelters along the route. 

  1. There is a shelter here with benches and perches, but it is not accessible to wheelchairs. From here retrace the route back to the start.

It may be worth bringing your binoculars if you are a keen birdwatcher!

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