Eastwards lie the beautiful villages of Lynton and Lynmouth linked by the historic cliff railway, and the glacial Valley of Rocks.
Geologically, Watermouth is a drowned river valley. The river is the River Sterridge, which although it may appear rather insignificant, is formed by several very minor streams coming together.
Watermouth Harbour is a piece of heaven situated on the edge of the National Park, Exmoor, close to the National Trust property of Arlington Court, previously home of round the world sailor, Sir Francis Chichester.
The long distance South West Coast path & the Tarka Trail passes through Watermouth, which is a drying harbour offering a superb stopping off point on passage to Lundy Island and providing secure moorings in all but North Easterly gales.
The springs are as far apart as Lynton Cross and Berry Down, and together cover a distance of approximately 20 miles before culminating at Watermouth Harbour, although, as the crow flies, from Berry Down it is only 2 miles.
Westwards is a major local amenity is the world class surfing beaches at Croyde, Woolacombe and Saunton.