The sign belies some of Hartland Quay’s romantic past, though whether wrecking and smuggling can really be called ‘romantic’ is open to interpretation. Certainly, yesterday, despite the lovely winter sunshine, it was easy to see why this part of the coast was notorious in the days of sail. The sea was choppy, foamy and the waves fair rolled in.
The blog has been a bit quiet with the recent stormy weather but we’d like to report that the SW is truly open for business. I’ve been surprised how many people have assumed we are all flooded out. It has been a bit soggy and muddy at times but Hartland has fared pretty well; certainly, we’ve had nothing like the terrible floods of our poor colleagues on the Somerset levels. So, the weather has put a few people off and thus the area has been a bit quiet of late but bookings are reportedly looking up, according to accommodation providers so spring and summer should be busy again.
Certainly, you can keep up to date with us on the website or our FB page/Twitter account. On the website are events, ideas for wonderful things to do and low season offers, so well worth a viewing. You can see from my phone photos that, even in winter, the area is spectacular and the sea is something really powerful and special. Certainly clears away the cobwebs.