If you are looking for a place to get away from it all; to unwind, take the weight off and clear your mind then Devon is truly what you’re looking for. Whether you’re travelling as a family, as a couple, with friends or travelling solo, we promise you that once you’ve spent a couple of days in this beautiful place you’ll never want to leave.
Characterised by quaint fishing villages, craggy coves and rugged coastlines, this British seaside holiday destination draws visitors in from not just all around the UK and Europe, but from all corners of the globe. Once you’ve visited, you’ll understand why.
Devon is famous for it’s majestic cliffs, craggy coves and stunning coastal views. In the warmer seasons the Devon beaches are really popular with tourists and locals alike. If you are travelling with a family your children will spend hours exploring and studying the rock pools and splashing in and out of the sea. Surfers also flock to Devon as the sea here offers a great tide for perfecting their surfing technique. There are also many surf schools available in Devon for anyone wanting to give it a go and Croyde is the most popular surfing destination in Devon so if you fancy trying your hand at a spot of surfing it’s worth jumping online to see what’s available for your trip there.
Devon is equally as famous for its cuisine as it is for its rolling waves and dramatic coastline. The region of Devon is renowned for its cider, well known in those parts as ‘scrumpy’. The locals also take great pride in their locally brewed ales and they can be sampled around the vast array of pubs and bars. But no cuisine is more famous in Devon than its pies, pasties and scones. Devon’s steak pies are a verified institution in the local area and must be sampled by all visitors as they are delicious. The Devon scones are also a favourite in the area and are to be enjoyed in one of the many tea houses with clotted cream, jam and all washed down with a nice hot cup of tea.
Devon is abundant in its choice of accommodation. From cosy little countryside B&B’s nestled into charming villages like Lyme Bay House, Dawlish, South Devon to self-catering apartments close to the beach, to cosy country pubs that’ll put you up for a night or two. The accommodation in Devon is both affordable and varied meaning that there is something for everyone.
The stunning natural surroundings of Devon are truly a sight for sore eyes. The jagged cliffs and secret coves that make up the Devon coastline are wild, untamed and completely revitalising. Devon offers some exceptional coastal walks, with one of the best being the South West Coastal Path. This is actually the longest footpath in the UK, but don’t worry if you don’t want to do the whole thing. There are many opportunities along the route to dart off to one of the bus stops to get back to your accommodation or nip off to the local pub for a glass of scrumpy.