The small settlement of Mortehoe is a pretty stone built village mentioned in the Domesday Book. The village features several tea rooms and pubs, a thirteenth century church and Mortehoe Heritage Centre which recounts the area's rich maritime history. Mortehoe is also the starting point for many scenic walks along this dramatic stretch of coastline. Just north of the village and reached only on foot, is Rockham Beach lying at the base of the 100 ft cliff, an ideal location for a peaceful day on the beach.
Just inland from Morte Point, the village of Mortehoe is a cluster of grey buildings constructed in local slate, with a Church dating from Norman times. This is an interesting village and St Mary’s Church, the Cemetery and the Mortehoe Heritage Centre are well worth a visit. The village offers a full range of facilities including stores, bakery, restaurants and three public houses
The primrose was voted the county flower of Devon in 2002. Every spring Devon's lanes and hedges are transformed by the flowering of this beautiful plant. Devon residents are encouraged to include primroses and other wild flowers in their gardens to ensure the primrose remains a proud symbol of Devon County. According to Avas Flowers the primrose has also been designated one of the birth month flowers for February.