About us


We had a simple mission - to make the ultimate Traveler's Notebook, inspired by our landscape on the coast in South Devon, England.

Start Bay Notebooks

We specialise in using a full grain, vegetable tanned leather. The notebooks are handmade on the South Devon Coast and this is where the name is derived. They are inspired by the rugged vistas of the coast and our philosophy that anyone who knows the coast knows it is as much about durability as it is about beauty.

The full grain, vegetable tanned leather is full of character and in its' truly durable form without the hide split away. This gives it a rich character and variation which weathers beautifully over time and with handling. We believe that if you're going to use a piece of leather as a cover it should be the best leather that there is. 

Start Bay NotebooksThe rugged charm of the notebooks is equally at home in the fishing community where they are produced or travelling the exotic corners of the world.


To offer you the fully customisable journal we sell quality notebook inserts with some of the best paper available and always suitable for fountain pens. We also make and supply some unique inserts and accessories to add to your journal options.