Activities are endless when visiting the village.
Chartered boat trips to Lundy or just along the coast of Clovelly. Sit on the quay and watch the yachts coming and going. However if you are a keen sailor and own or rent a yacht, you can always sail into Clovelly for a short stay.  Just contact the Harbour Master for details:

You can fish off the quay or from the beach. Permits are required and can be obtained from our friendly Harbour Master. However crabbing is a pastime that has been part of village life and those visiting for hundreds of years. There are many specialists in this craft who are normally aged between 6 and 11 years old!

Clovelly has an abundance of historical artefacts. The village Historical Society help many people who wish to enquire about their long lost ancestors. They also work to maintain and update the museums for future generations. Therefore the Society plays an important role in the history of the village.
Experience the history or take a Village Tour. To book a tour, please call the Visitor Centre Tel: 01237 431781 or email:

Simply walking down and up the street gives you an amazing insight into the village and life today. You can also take a short walk from the Visitor Centre to Clovelly Court Gardens where the Head Gardener and team are always busy at work. Experience a visit in these walled kitchen gardens, with beautiful Victorian glasshouses and herbaceous borders. Beside it lies the ancient parish church of All Saints, which dates back to the 13th Century. 
From there you can take a wonderful walk along the coast path with spectacular cliff-top views to the secluded Mouthmill Cove; once a popular spot for pirates. 

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Retail therapy is such a great way to spend time relaxing. Our retail offering is wide-ranging from Clovelly silk, pottery, soap makers, to jewellers, art galleries and more. There is just so much to see and buy.