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Finding the Museum

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Museum of British Surfing

Caen Street car park, Braunton, North Devon EX33 1AA

Telephone: 01271 815155

You can also contact the Museum of British Surfing online here

Local information

For more local information see the About Braunton website.

Green Travel Plan

The Museum of British Surfing is committed to reducing our environmental impact. We encourage all visitors, our staff and volunteers to use ‘green’ or sustainable transport wherever possible.

Cycling and Walking

We are located right next to the Tarka Trail – one of the country’s longest continuous traffic-free cycling and walking paths. It’s a nice and flat run alongside the River Taw between Barnstaple and Braunton with some beautiful views through the North Devon Biosphere Reserve and ending up right outside our building (6 miles). The Braunton Inn is a good place to stop along the way.

There is also a cycle lane on the Saunton Road between Lobb Field and Braunton.

There are uncovered cycle stands at our skate bowl and next door at Braunton Countryside Centre.

Bus and Train

There are regular bus services and the main stop is 100 metres away on Exeter Road at the George Hotel, with another 50 metres away on Caen Street.

Coach parties

Please head to the designated bus parking area at the Tesco store, Vellator Way, Braunton EX33 2DU. Visitors will have a less than 10 minute walk along the Tarka Trail to reach the Museum of British Surfing.

Braunton buses

3 – Ilfracombe – Braunton – Barnstaple (First)

21 & 21a – Ifracombe – Braunton – Barnstaple – Croyde – Georgeham (Stagecoach)

303 – Woolacombe – Braunton – Barnstaple (Filers)

The nearest railway station is 6 miles away at Barnstaple, with nationwide connections via Tiverton Parkway and Exeter.

By Road

If you have to visit by car, please try to share your journey with someone else or travel in a group. We are on the main Caen Street public car park (20p for the first hour) – look for the Brown Signs ‘M’ for Museum! Free parking is available for motorcycles and scooters. Please note that the height restriction has been removed from the Caen Street entrance only for a trial period in 2013, but if your vehicle is long please use the overflow car park area when you can overhang the grass verge (you will get a parking ticket if you overhang another parking space).

From the M5 (around 45 minutes)

Take junction 27 and join A361 link road towards Tiverton & Barnstaple. At Barnstaple turn left onto the bypass heading along the A39 towards Bideford & Bude. Turn right at the second roundabout and continue over the Taw Bridge signposted A361 and Ilfracombe. At Braunton turn left at the traffic lights signposted B3231 to Croyde, then first left into Caen Street car park (opposite Cawthornes Supermarket).

From Cornwall and the A39 Atlantic Highway

If you’re travelling up from Cornwall we are less than 2 hours drive from Newquay on a normal journey. On the A39 head towards Barnstaple and turn left onto the A361 and follow the signs to Ilfracombe, heading over the Taw Bridge. At Braunton turn left at the traffic lights signposted B3231 to Croyde, then first left into Caen Street car park (opposite Cawthornes Supermarket).

From Ilfracombe

Take the A361 to Braunton, turn right at the traffic lights in the centre of the village signposted B3231 to Croyde, then first left into Caen Street car park (opposite Cawthornes Supermarket).

From Woolacombe

Leave Woolacombe on Beach Road, the B3343. Turn right at the Mullacott roundabout onto the A361 to Braunton, turn right at the traffic lights in the centre of the village signposted B3231 to Croyde, then first left into Caen Street car park (opposite Cawthornes Supermarket).

From Putsborough, Georgeham, Croyde & Saunton

Take the B3231 into Braunton and turn right into Caen Street car park (opposite Cawthornes Supermarket).

Planes & Ferries

The nearest airports are at Exeter and Bristol with a range of national and international flights.

The nearest port is Plymouth, with regular services to and from mainland Europe.


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