Things To Do in South Devon

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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 along the coastline. We lead with Bantham Beach because it's an iconic South Devon surfing spot. It's also exceptionally beautiful with Burgh Island beyond. The...

Best South Devon Museums, Torquay, South Devon

Best South Devon Museums, Torquay, South Devon

Torre Abbey. A museum and art gallery housed within an ancient abbey, this is up there with the best cultural attractions in South West England. It's an amazing place that's seen a lot of investment in recent years which means the exhibitions and building are high quality. If you like history and th...

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 is an arc of shingle (small pebble) bea...

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

Woodlands Park. Arguably South Devon's most popular family attraction, Woodlands Park is an adventure park situated close to Dartmouth and Slapton Sands on the South Devon coast. We've positioned Woodlands Park on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. There's a hu...

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

Start with Kents Cavern. Whilst a tour of this cave is an unforgettable experience and the guide's account of the animals and humans that have lived here a mind-blowing story, Kents Cavern acts as a perfect introduction to a much larger and internationally important attraction called the English Riv...

Best South Devon Castles, Dartmouth, South Devon

Best South Devon Castles, Dartmouth, South Devon

Dartmouth is one of England's most beautiful coastal towns. Lining a section of the Dart Estuary, the town and its harbour were once protected by Dartmouth Castle and the smaller Kingswear Castle across the water. The setting is magnificent and worth visiting for the views alone. It's also one of a...

Best South Devon Zoos, Torquay, South Devon

Best South Devon Zoos, Torquay, South Devon

Wander around the waterfront area of Torquay and you'll see a distinctive construction of netting hung from a metal framework. This is the superb coastal zoo Living Coasts. It's a great family day out.   Other wildlife attractions we'd recommend visiting in and around South Devon include...

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. We ...

Exeter Cathedral, Exeter, South Devon

Exeter Cathedral, Exeter, South Devon

Exeter Cathedral is one of South Devon's many attractions and we'll be adding more information shortly.

Exeter Cathedral Close, Exeter, South Devon

Exeter Cathedral Close, Exeter, South Devon

Exeter Cathedral Close is one of South Devon's many attractions and we'll be adding more information shortly.

Exeter Medieval Trail, Exeter, South Devon

Exeter Medieval Trail, Exeter, South Devon

Exeter Medieval Trail is one of South Devon's many attractions and we'll be adding more information shortly.

Exeter City Wall Trail, Exeter, South Devon

Exeter City Wall Trail, Exeter, South Devon

Exeter City Wall Trail is one of South Devon's many attractions and we'll be adding more information shortly.

Exeter Woollen Trail, Exeter, South Devon

Exeter Woollen Trail, Exeter, South Devon

Exeter Woollen Trail is one of South Devon's many attractions and we'll be adding more information shortly.