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Beach Hotels in Barnstaple

Known for its swimming spots and gardens, Barnstaple has a lot to offer the traveller booking a holiday. Book your ideal spot to stay near local attractions, such as Arlington Court, on Expedia, which offers you access to a wide variety of beach hotels and other types of accommodation options all in one place. Seeking certain amenities? We make it simple to find places to stay with the spa services, free WiFi or buffet breakfast you're looking for. Need a beachfront resort or a hotel close to the airport? Our site points you to the top accommodation options that match your criteria. After you've decided on the right one, we'll walk you through our user-friendly booking process.

Planning Your Trip to Barnstaple

If you're wondering about the best time to visit, here's what you can expect from the local weather:

  • Hottest months: July, August, June and September, with an average temperature of 19°F
  • Coldest months: February, January, March and December, with an average temperature of 2°F
  • Driest months: April, May, June and July, with an average rainfall of 64 inches
  • Rainiest months: November, October, January and December, with an average rainfall of 95.25 inches

Sightseeing in and Around Barnstaple

After checking into your accommodation of choice, you'll probably want to venture out and explore. If you're eager to check out the beaches, head to Saunton Sands or Putsborough Sands for some relaxation by the water. Discover the area's swimming and gardens, and make time for local attractions like Arlington Court and Pannier Market. For even more to see and do, pay a visit to Exmoor National Park or St. Hieritha's Church. Visitors also enjoy Barnstaple for its:
  • Bars
  • Restaurants
  • Coffee
  • Riverfront

Getting around Barnstaple

Make your way to Barnstaple with a flight to Cardiff (CWL-Cardiff Intl.), the closest major airport which is located 34.7 mi (55.8 km) from the city centre. To venture out into the surrounding area, ride aboard one of the trains from Barnstaple Station.

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Frequently asked questions

What is Barnstaple like for travellers who love the beach?
Known for its swimming spots and gardens, Barnstaple offers a lot for the traveller booking a beach holiday.
What's the best place to stay for a beach holiday in Barnstaple?
The Barnstaple Hotel is a top 3-star hotel with an indoor pool, and it’s located close to Basett’s Ridge . Other good choices for your beach trip include Kentisbury Grange and Hunter’s Inn.
When's the best time for a beach holiday in Barnstaple?
Plan your trip to the beach with this snapshot of year-round temperatures in Barnstaple: The hottest months are usually August and July, with an average temperature of 15°C, while the coldest months are January and December, with an average of 6°C. Average annual precipitation for Barnstaple is 741 inches.
What is there to see and do around Barnstaple?
After arriving and checking into your hotel, you’ll probably want to explore your surroundings. If you’re eager to check out the beaches, head to Woody Bay Beach or Basett’s Ridge for some relaxation by the water. Discover the area’s swimming and gardens, and make time for local attractions such as Exmoor National Park and Pannier Market. For additional things to see and do, consider a visit to Marwood Hill Gardens or Arlington Court.
What's the best way to get to my beach hotel in Barnstaple?
Here’s some information to help you get to and around your beach accommodation in Barnstaple more easily: To get to Barnstaple, book a flight to Cardiff (CWL-Cardiff Intl.), the closest major airport, which is located 38.2 mi (61.4 km) from the city centre. If you want to venture outside the area, take a train from Barnstaple Station.