Things to do

OSKC Watersports

OSKC Watersports is the premier kayak and stand up paddle board hire, sales and watersports centre in North Devon. They are ideally located just 50 metres from Combe Martin Beach and 100 metres from Seaweed Cottage. OSKC Watersports is a fourth generation family run business that offers various watersport activities including sea kayaking, kayak hire and lessons, stand up paddle boarding, SUP lessons and SUP hire. The sea kayak guided tours and safaris are very popular, so pre booking is strongly advised. The full range of their tours and activities can be found on their website

Sea kayaking and stand up paddle boarding is becoming very popular and one of the “must things to do” when on holiday or visiting the North Devon area. OSKC Watersports are located just metres from Combe Martin beach with public parking right next door. They have changing, shower and toilet facilities on site so no need for changing in carparks or travelling back soaking wet!  They use the latest British made sit on top type kayaks which are very stable and easy to use and have various sizes that will suit all ages and abilities.

Their experience and expertise is second to none, having British Canoeing (the UK’s governing authority on paddle sports) trained staff all the way through to coach level and are by far the most experienced and qualified company operating out of Combe Martin and the only company that is AALA licensed (issued by the HSE to companies that have all the relevant expertise, qualifications and experience). Owner and head instructor has alone more than 30 years of maritime experience in both a professional and personal capacity. He is a qualified coach, sea kayak leader and was the area's manager and trainer for HM Coastguard for nearly 10 years. You really couldn’t be in safer or better hands when kayaking or stand up paddle boarding in North Devon!

Learn more at their website


North Devon has a number of fantastic, world renowned golf courses from Saunton Golf Course to Ilfracombe there are a wide range of courses whatever your ability. Start planning your golf holiday in North Devon and stay at Seaweed Cottage in Combe Martin only a 9 minute drive to Ilfracombe Golf Course and a 30 minute drive to Saunton Golf Course.

Walking the south west coast path

Combe Martin & Seaweed Cottage are perfectly positioned to join the south west coastal path and walk some of the stunning routes that attract thousands of outdoor enthusiasts each year. A walking holiday in North Devon is the perfect way to experience the outstanding areas of natural beauty that line the coast and countryside throughout North Devon. Book your walking holiday today and start planning the adventure of a lifetime.

Horse Riding

Nestled in the north devon countryside are a number of bridal tracks that guide you through the stunning scenery and far reaching views on North Devon. With popular and professional riding schools in Mullacott and Woolacombe there are plenty of options to find your travel companion.


The country roads of North Devon are alive with cyclists exploring the local area. The coastal views and countryside roads make for jaw dropping bike rides as new stretches of coast reveal themselves round every corner.

From Combe Martin you may have a hill to climb but the views from the top are worth it as you approach Woolacombe, Ilfracombe and Croyde. Find yourself a self-catering holiday cottage in Combe Martin for the perfect cycling holiday base.