The Perfect Holiday Destination
Unspoilt beaches, amazing food, rugged moorland, and truly breathtaking views. If you love the outdoors, you’ll love this part of the South West.
There’s so much to see and do here that a week or two will barely seem long enough!
With rivers, moorland, coasts and the sea offering visitors a range of activities including, surfing, walking, climbing, kayaking, cycling, horse riding and sailing to name but a few, there really is something for everyone.
For those seeking something less strenuous, there are plenty of stunning locations to sit and relax, eat, and enjoy the quieter pace of life that Devon can offer.
With some of the most amazing coastlines in the country to the South, and a national moorland park to the North, it’s easy to see why so much of this part of the world is classed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The area also offers traditional market towns such as Kingsbridge and Totnes, Chic coastal resorts such as Salcombe and Dartmouth, and for those of you who require something a little bigger, the cities of Plymouth and Exeter are within easy reach.
The entire area is noted for its maritime and rural heritage, which is still evident in culture, food, art and the everyday way of life.
South Devon is a perfect destination for families of all ages due to the abundance of activities on offer. Kids will love the opportunities the area offers and the chance to just be children. Grown- ups will love the freedom, fresh air and gentler pace of life that Devon is known for. Equally, couples looking to escape will appreciate the serenity, activities and lifestyle the county can provide.
With London only approximately three and a half hours away by car or train, local airports at Exeter or Bristol and good public transport, Devon is a great location for a holiday or even a long weekend.
This is one corner of the world that you really cannot afford to miss.
Events in South Devon
Dartmouth Regatta is the highlight of the summer in South Devon. There are numerous activities on land, sea and in the air including sailing, rowing, air displays, markets, fairs and much, much more.
25th – 27th August 2016
Brand new for 2016, this great event will cover all areas on Dartmoor, with four events each day including walking, running, cycling, nordic walking, Dartmoor Search and Rescue demonstrations, talks and presentations. The festival will be open to all communities including those with disabilities.
August 27-September 4
Torbay and South Devon
Enjoy performances and film screenings, expert talks exploring Agatha Christie’s life and times, and opportunities to enjoy food, drink and dancing in some of the finest venues on the English Riviera.