Every November the village holds a Herring Festival to celebrate the 'silver darlings'. It was extended in Tudor times, when it was in frequent use by the great local seafarers and adventurers, Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Raleigh and Sir Richard Grenville, who were often in the area.
The four bollards on the quay are cannon barrels from this time.
Detour right at the junction by the small car park to visit Clovelly village, returning to this point (5) to continue the walk.Ideal for walkers, ½ hour walk from the Path offering pickup/drop off at Hartland Quay.Self-service breakfast with organic homemade bread, jams, pastries, tea & coffee.These support many rare plant species and a wide variety of birdlife and unusual insects.A number of unusual orchids flourish here, as does the rare marsh fritillary butterfly.
Eight years later the RNLI returned, and in 2000 the lifeboat station was extended and modernized. Beyond the lifeboat station is a coastal waterfall.