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Coastal Holidays in Devon

Devon is one of England’s most popular holiday destinations, and is England’s 3rd largest county.

With so much to see and do it is popular with both the young and the old.
Devon boasts award winning accommodation, attractions for all the family to enjoy, lots of activities to take part in, Devon really is the ideal family holiday destination.

With stunning scenery that is sure to take your breath away, come and discover the beauty of Devon for yourself, you really do have to see it to believe it.

Devon is sure to delight with many award winning restaurants, pubs, farmers markets, farm shops and vineyards.

Devon has over 250 miles of beautiful coastline for you to enjoy.

If you’re into your outdoor activities then Devon will definitely please, here you can go sailing, surfing, golfing, walking, horse riding, cycling, canoeing, scuba diving, fishing, abseiling, rock climbing, sky diving, gliding, flying courses, clay pigeon shooting, diving (there are many wrecks and reefs in Devon)and so much more (if that wasn’t tiring enough for you).

In Devon you will also discover ancient towns, stately homes, craft centres and if you love bird watching you’re in luck because Devon is home to many rare birds.

With rolling rural scenery with lots of lovely little villages, with thatched cob cottages Devon will sure delight.

Whatever type of accommodation you’re looking for Devon has it all.

 If you’re looking to pamper yourself then Devon has many award winning hotels for you to indulge in, or maybe you like camping out, if so Devon has many campsites on offer, B and Bs are also very popular in Devon with many to choose from, or if you are planning on taking the whole family (maybe even the family pooch) then you will be pleased to know that Devon has many cottages and family parks that offer self catering.

Many events take part in Devon including sailing regattas, food and garden festivals, vintage car rallies and operas just to mention a few.

Dame Agatha Christie came from Devon, so too did Sir Francis Drake.

Devon is a gardener’s heaven thanks to the mild climate that is enjoyed here, with many pretty gardens and parkland to admire with many rare plants to see.

If you’re a wildlife lover then Devon is the place for you with many nature reserves to discover.

Grey seals are found basking in the sun in Lundy Island, and red deer are found in Exmoor, you can also take part in many bird watching trips, nature trails, and even bug hunting events.

Devon has the cleanest of beaches and many hold the prestigious Blue Flag award, ideal if you love swimming and water sports.

There are many dog friendly beaches in Devon if you’re planning on taking your pooch on holiday with you.

Why not stop and enjoy some fish and chips by the sea after a busy day exploring Devon? (What more could you ask for?)

Devon has two coasts to explore the North Devon coast and the South Devon coast.

The North Devon coast boasts safe sandy beaches and contrasting sheer cliffs, great if you love surfing, especially on the Western side because of the Atlantic.

Woolacombe Bay is located on the North Devon coast and is excellent for swimming and water sports.

The South Devon coast boasts red sandstone cliffs and glorious beaches which are part of the Heritage and Jurassic coasts, along with many secluded bays for you to explore, water sports, windsurfing and diving are all very popular on the South Devon coast.

Popular family attractions in Devon include, Pennywell farm, Paignton zoo, National marine aquarium, River dart adventure centre, Go ape, Bygones Victorian Street where you can travel back in time, Castle Drogo, Buckland Abbey, Hartland Abbey, World of Country life, Babbacombe model village, The milky way where you can see falconary displays and ferret shows, Crealy great adventure park,Woodlands leisure park, and The big sheep, to mention just a few.

Torre abbey sands which is located in Torquay is said to have the best sand in the UK to make sandcastles with (don’t forget to pack your bucket and spade.)

Dawlish Warren beach located in East Devon has a nature reserve and sand dunes.
Big bury on sea is located in South Devon and has golden sands and is also very popular for kite surfing.

If you love penguins you must take a trip to see them at Living coasts.
Seaton Tram will take you on a ride along the Axe Valley.
Steam trains are available to take you down the River Dart from Buckfastleigh to Totnes.

Devon truly is a special place suitable for the whole family, so why not come and discover the beauty of Devon for yourself, you will definitely have the best holiday and you are sure to have many very special memories to look back on.


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