Things To Do in South Devon

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Best South Devon Things To Do, Plymouth, South Devon

Best South Devon Things To Do, Plymouth, South Devon

South Devon is one of the UK's most popular holiday destinations. It's packed with visitor attractions. We list some of the best below.   Major South Devon holiday attractions Plymouth National Marine Aquarium. Located by Sutton Harbour and Plymouth's historic Barbican overlooking Plym...

Best South Devon Beaches, Dartmouth, South Devon

Best South Devon Beaches, Dartmouth, South Devon

We start with our top ten recommendations for South Devon beaches and then list others by section along the coastline. Browse the photo gallery to see South Devon beaches moving clockwise from the Exe Estuary to Plymouth.   Blackpool Sands (Beach) is an arc of shingle (small peb...

Best South Devon Rainy Day Things To Do, Plymouth, South Devon

Best South Devon Rainy Day Things To Do, Plymouth, South Devon

There are plenty of things to do in South Devon when it rains. We list ideas below by theme and then location. When it's raining hard, head indoors. If it's light rain there are still plenty of things to experience outdoors. Browse the list and photo gallery for inspiration. &...

Best South Devon Watersports, Bigbury-on-Sea, South Devon

Best South Devon Watersports, Bigbury-on-Sea, South Devon

In an area of England famous for its coastline, it's no surprise that you could spend your entire holiday trying out various watersports. We list by location and watersport.   Bantham We lead with Bantham Beach because it's an iconic South Devon surfing spot. It's also exceptionally be...

Best South Devon Museums, Torquay, South Devon

Best South Devon Museums, Torquay, South Devon

South Devon has some great regional museums. We list the best below. Also find listings for National Trust and English Heritage properties.   Museums Torre Abbey. A museum and art gallery housed within an ancient abbey, this is up there with the best cultural attractions in South West...

Best South Devon Boat Trips, Dartmouth, South Devon

Best South Devon Boat Trips, Dartmouth, South Devon

There's a wide range of boat trips you can take in South Devon. Most leave the major coastal holiday destinations such as Dartmouth, Salcombe, Brixham, Torquay and Plymouth. Some follow popular routes and run regularly. Others are more specialist. The range of boat trips can be bewildering. Here are...

Best South Devon Kids Things To Do, Dartmouth, South Devon

Best South Devon Kids Things To Do, Dartmouth, South Devon

From beaches to watersports, boat trips to adventure parks, South Devon is packed with kids things to do. We list the best kids things to do below. Note that South Devon is a relatively small area with good transport links so we also include kids things to do in the surrounding area.   Ma...

Best South Devon SWCP/South West Coast Path Walking, Salcombe, South Devon

Best South Devon SWCP/South West Coast Path Walking, Salcombe, South Devon

If you're looking to walk a short section of the South West Coast Path in South Devon then we'd recommend the following stretches of coastline. We also include a description of the entire length of the South West Coast Path from Exeter to Plymouth should you want to complete it in one go. Browse the...

Best South Devon Prehistoric Sites, Torquay, South Devon

Best South Devon Prehistoric Sites, Torquay, South Devon

South Devon has one of the UK's most important prehistoric caves. Dartmoor's prehistory is internationally important. We list some of the best prehistoric sites below.   South Devon Prehistoric Sites Kents Cavern. Whilst a tour of this cave is an unforgettable experience and the guide'...

Best South Devon Castles, Dartmouth, South Devon

Best South Devon Castles, Dartmouth, South Devon

There are lots of superb castles and forts located in South Devon and on Dartmoor. We list some of the best below. The Westcountry is a relatively small place so we also include other castles in Devon and Cornwall.   South Devon Dartmouth Castle (English Heritage). Dartmouth ...

Best South Devon Zoos, Torquay, South Devon

Best South Devon Zoos, Torquay, South Devon

You could spend your entire holiday in South Devon visiting zoos, wildlife centres and farms. We list the best below.   South Devon Living Coasts. Wander around the waterfront area of Torquay and you'll see a distinctive construction of netting hung from a metal framework. This is...

Best South Devon Pubs, Bigbury-on-Sea, South Devon

Best South Devon Pubs, Bigbury-on-Sea, South Devon

With some of the most beautiful coastline in the UK, South Devon has plenty of pubs in very special waterside locations from which to enjoy the views and vibe. Below is a list of some of the best we've come across in years of photographing and researching this part of South West England.  ...

schoolhouse, Wembury, South Devon

schoolhouse, Wembury, South Devon

schoolhouse and beachhouse on the South Devon coast The schoolhouse sits above Mothecombe (Meadowsfoot) Beach and Coastguard's Beach on the River Erme and Estuary. The beachhouse sits above South Milton Sands (Beach, National Trust). Both beach cafes and bars are fashionable South Devon food...

Mothecombe (Meadowsfoot) Beach, Wembury, South Devon

Mothecombe (Meadowsfoot) Beach, Wembury, South Devon

Beach at the mouth of the Erme Estuary Mothecombe (Meadowsfoot) Beach is a deep sandy beach at the mouth of the Erme Estuary. Local information boards refer to it as Mothecombe Beach. Ordnance Survey uses Meadowsfoot Beach. At low tide, the sand is exposed around Owen's Hill and Owen's Point...

Plymouth Trails, Plymouth, South Devon

Plymouth Trails, Plymouth, South Devon

Discovering Plymouth on foot One of the best ways to discover Plymouth is on foot. It's a reasonably small city that's easy to walk around. Like Exeter, it has a number of trails you can follow with information boards that tell the story of the city. These include The Barbican Trail and The Coxsi...