A Mesmerising Coastal Location

Making up a significant stretch of the mesmerising southwest English coastline, South Devon has consistently held its status as one of the nation's top choices for an ideal staycation. With its awe-inspiring scenery, delightful towns, and a plethora of attractions, it stands out as the perfect destination for those in search of an unforgettable holiday within the UK.

South Devon's landscapes are a tapestry of natural wonders, from the rugged cliffs along the Jurassic Coast to the serene beaches and lush green countryside. The South Hams, in the South Devon National Landscape, boasts idyllic villages, meandering rivers, and stunning coastal walks. Whether you're an avid hiker, a beachcomber, or simply in search of breathtaking views, South Devon has a landscape to captivate every heart.

For a taste of seaside bliss, head to the picturesque coastal towns of Salcombe and Dartmouth. Both offer a delightful mix of historic charm and modern attractions. Salcombe is renowned for its stunning beaches, while Dartmouth's vibrant waterfront is dotted with cafes, boutiques, and the historic Dartmouth Castle.

History buffs will also find plenty to intrigue them in South Devon. The medieval town of Totnes is home to Totnes Castle, a well-preserved Norman motte-and-bailey fortress. Check out our fascinating museums and galleries dotted across the region too or why not pop into one of our many alluring churches or the stunning cathedral in Exeter. Alternatively, wander around one of many of the region’s grand country houses and spectacular gardens or explore the Iron Age, Bronze Age and Saxon settlements which can be found on Dartmoor National Park and the Blackdown Hills National Landscape. The region's history comes alive, offering a glimpse into the past amidst stunning surroundings.

No staycation is complete without savouring the local flavours, and South Devon does not disappoint. Indulge in fresh seafood straight from fishing boats, sample local cheeses and ciders, and explore the bustling farmers' markets for a taste of the region's agricultural bounty. If you’ve got more of a sweet tooth, Devon is famous for its cream teas, and South Devon is no exception. Stop at one of the many tearooms and cafes to savour a traditional cream tea, with freshly baked scones, clotted cream, and homemade jam.  The culinary scene in South Devon reflects its rich maritime and agricultural heritage, providing a delectable journey for food enthusiasts.

For those looking for something more family-friendly, South Devon is also home to a fantastic array of attractions that will provide endless hours of fun. Theme parks and farms such as Crealy Theme Park & Resort and Pennywell Farm make for fantastic days out for the whole family or you can try your hand at surfing, kayaking, canoeing and more at South Devon’s fantastic beaches. South Devon is the perfect family holiday destination – with so much to see and do you will be spoilt for choice!

South Devon is a captivating staycation destination that offers a diverse range of attractions for everyone. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast, history buff, foodie, or simply seeking relaxation by the sea, South Devon has something to offer. Its stunning landscapes, charming towns, and rich history provide the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable holiday close to home. So, why not explore the wonders of South Devon on your next staycation and create lasting memories in this beautiful part of England?

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