Beaches & Coastal 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 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 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 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.  ...

Tamar Trails, Plymouth, South Devon

Tamar Trails, Plymouth, South Devon

Family outdoor activities Great for family days out, activities include treesurfing, mountain biking, canoeing, archery and walking. The Tamar Trails Centre is also within a section of a rare UNESCO World Heritage Site so you get to enjoy visitor attractions such as Morwellham Quay and...

Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape UNESCO World Heritage Site, Plymouth, South Devon

Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape UNESCO World Heritage Site, Plymouth, South Devon

UNESCO World Heritage Sites UNESCO World Heritage Sites are internationally important natural, cultural, historical and scientific sites. They are rare and, as such, important. The Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape UNESCO World Heritage Site is split into sections. One section runs into So...

Morwellham Quay, Plymouth, South Devon

Morwellham Quay, Plymouth, South Devon

One of the Westcountry's great visitor destinations Morwellham Quay, and the surrounding area, is one of the Westcountry's great visitor destinations. In the scheme of things, few people know about the place which is a shame because it's special. Situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Bea...

Buckland Abbey (National Trust), Plymouth, South Devon

Buckland Abbey (National Trust), Plymouth, South Devon

One of a number of abbeys fringing Dartmoor National Park Spend time walking Dartmoor's south plateau and you'll encounter a high number of ancient crosses. These marked routes across the moors. The routes were used by monks and others to travel between the medieval abbeys and priory that fringed...

Burrator Reservoir, Plymouth, South Devon

Burrator Reservoir, Plymouth, South Devon

Stunning reservoir fringed by plantations and tors in the south west section of Dartmoor National Park Burrator Reservoir, or Burrator, is an exceptionally popular Dartmoor beauty spot in the south west section of the National Park. It sits below the busy B3212 between Princetown and Yelverton....

Leather Tor, Plymouth, South Devon

Leather Tor, Plymouth, South Devon

Miniature version of Snowdonia National Park's superb Tryfan If you're familiar with the mountains of Snowdonia National Park, Leather Tor is a miniature version of the superb Tryfan. A fin of rock rising steeply from the surrounding moorland, Leather Tor is great for a scramble. It als...

Sheeps Tor, Plymouth, South Devon

Sheeps Tor, Plymouth, South Devon

Sheeps Tor dominates the eastern side of Burrator Reservoir. It rises steeply from the plantations that fringe the water and is topped by huge rocky outcrops and crags that are popular with climbers. Given its height and relative isolation, the 360 degree views are sensational. If you're exploring t...

Drizzle Combe, Plymouth, South Devon

Drizzle Combe, Plymouth, South Devon

Drizzle Combe is a short valley in the southern section of the Dartmoor National Park. It's situated between Burrator Reservoir and the high south moor. Cut by a brook, the area is known for its prehistoric sites and is part of the Upper Plym Valley (English Heritage). In his book 'High Dartmoo...