Towns & Villages in South Devon

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Babbacombe, South Devon

Babbacombe, South Devon

Remarkable clifftop location at the northern end of The English Riviera Views across the sea to a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Local area packed with visitor attractions One of South Devon's best inns looks out across Babbacombe Bay. The Cary Arms & Spa is styled as the 'Inn on the Beach' Su...

Bantham, South Devon

Bantham, South Devon

Beautiful village on the southern coast by Bigbury-on-Sea, Burgh Island and the River Avon and Estuary. Very busy in high season Top South Devon beach popular with families. Some of the best watersports in the Westcountry Great village pub Superb for views of Burgh Island, Bigbury-on-Sea an...

Beesands, South Devon

Beesands, South Devon

Remote coastal village near Start Point Awesome views across Start Bay to the mouth of the River Dart and Estuary Big shingle beach with many more shingle and sand beaches nearby Great pub overlooking the beach and sea Superb spot for coastal walking Main photo: Widdicombe Ley, Bee Sand...

Bigbury-on-Sea, South Devon

Bigbury-on-Sea, South Devon

Iconic South Devon village overlooking Burgh Island on the southern coast Two of Devon's best family beaches with good facilities. Very busy in high season Arguably the best located pub in South Devon and an internationally famous hotel. Access across beach or by sea tractor Great spot...

Bovey Tracey, South Devon

Bovey Tracey, South Devon

Gateway town to Dartmoor National Park. Provides access to some of Dartmoor's most famous tors and villages Amazing wooded valleys, gorges and England's first National Nature Reserve Some of South Devon's best walks Area packed with family visitor attractions Great pubs and pub locations...

Brixham, South Devon

Brixham, South Devon

Bustling fishing port at the southern end of The English Riviera and Tor Bay. Amazing coastal town that's essential visiting Great for boat trips and watersports Town and surrounding area packed with visitor attractions. Top local beaches Excellent seafood restaurants Superb walking on th...

Buckfastleigh, Buckfast and Ashburton, South Devon

Buckfastleigh, Buckfast and Ashburton, South Devon

Gateway towns to the eastern section of Dartmoor and the high moor beyond Lots of family visitor attractions Amazing woodland, valley, gorge and moorland walks One of the best spots for wild swimming in South Devon Local area known for some of the best views in the county Main photo: th...

Challaborough, South Devon

Challaborough, South Devon

Coastal village by Bigbury-on-Sea on South Devon's southern coast Family beach with good facilities including fish and chips shop. Coast east and west lined with beaches between two estuaries Great for watersports Superb coastal and estuary walks. Views to Burgh Island and its famous h...

Cockington, South Devon

Cockington, South Devon

One of South Devon's most famous and pretty countryside villages located by Torquay and The English Riviera Village leads to Cockington Country Park and some superb countryside walks Top shopping destination Great pub and cafes/tea rooms Easy access to Torquay and The English Riviera Ma...

Dartmoor, South Devon

Dartmoor, South Devon

One of the UK's 15 National Parks Fringed by some of the most beautiful gorges and valleys in the UK Iconic UK landscape. Its tors and high moorland attract visitors from around the world. Great for walks and wild swimming Home to some of the most important prehistoric sites in th...

Dartmouth, South Devon

Dartmouth, South Devon

Impressive estuary/coastal town lining the River Dart and Estuary. Along with nearby Salcombe, essential UK visiting Great for boat trips Town and local area packed with family visitor attractions Top holiday destination for foodies Superb estuary and coastal walks Main photo: Dartmouth...

Dawlish Warren, South Devon

Dawlish Warren, South Devon

Exceptionally popular and busy South Devon holiday resort near the River Exe and Estuary and Exeter Beautiful, long beach with facilities Beach backs onto a National Nature Reserve Area great for walking and cycling Easy access by train to Exeter, Teignmouth, The English Riviera and Plymo...

Dittisham, South Devon

Dittisham, South Devon

Riverside village on the Dart between Totnes and Dartmouth Great for boat trips Across the river from the National Trust's Greenway which was once home to Agatha Christie Superb local walking providing views of the River Dart and Estuary, the South Devon countryside and Dartmoor beyond...

East Portlemouth, South Devon

East Portlemouth, South Devon

Remarkably beautiful village opposite Salcombe on the Salcombe Kingsbridge Estuary Estuary and coast lined with stunning blond sand beaches Great estuary and coastal walking on the South West Coat Path Super destination for boat trips and watersports Lots of top pubs, cafes and restaurant...

East Prawle, South Devon

East Prawle, South Devon

Devon's southernmost village Remote destination by stunning and much undervisited coastline. Visit if you want to spend time away from the crowds Lots of 'secret beaches' and superb coastal walking Great pub by village green Start Point to the east and the Salcombe Kingsbridge Estuar...

Exe Estuary, South Devon

Exe Estuary, South Devon

Easily accessible by train via Exeter Top visitor destinations such as Exeter, Topsham, Exmouth and Dawlish Warren are located on, or near, the Exe Estuary Superb for walking, cycling and watersports. Wonderful beaches at Exmouth and Dawlish Warren Great pubs including The Turf Extraordin...

Exeter, South Devon

Exeter, South Devon

Beautiful city easily accessible by train from all parts of the UK Amazing visitor attractions including Exeter Cathedral and Exeter's Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) Superb shopping, restaurants, cafes and pubs Great for walking, cycling, watersports and other o...

Hallsands, South Devon

Hallsands, South Devon

Remote, quiet village by Start Point at the tip of Devon Where you'll discover a fascinating lost village Provides immense views across Start Bay The northen end of the village is lined with a big shingle beach. One of many shingle beaches (on the east coast) and sand beaches (on the south...

Hope Cove, South Devon

Hope Cove, South Devon

Amazing coastal village and location for a beach and watersports holiday on the southern coast of South Devon Lots of pubs and cafes in the village and surrounding area. The Cove Cafe Bar, Hope and Anchor Inn and nearby beachhouse are highlights Great coastal walking and huge views...

Kingsbridge, South Devon

Kingsbridge, South Devon

Major South Devon market town in a super location at the northern end of the Salcombe Kingsbridge Estuary Ideal base from which to explore the southern section of South Devon. Start Bay to the east. Bantham, Bigbury-on-Sea and Burgh Island to the west. Dartmouth to the north east Great&n...

Kingswear, South Devon

Kingswear, South Devon

Village on the east side of the River Dart and Estuary facing Dartmouth. One of the finest village locations in the Westcountry. Gets very busy Great for ferry and boat trips Local area packed with visitor attractions. Highlights include the Dartmouth Steam Railway, Coleton Fishacre (National...

Lustleigh, South Devon

Lustleigh, South Devon

One of Dartmoor's most beautiful villages located on the eastern side of the National Park Situated by the sublime Lustleigh Cleave. This steep-sided wooded valley provides some of the best walking and views on Dartmoor. Remarkable in autumn Great pub and tea rooms. The Cleave Pub and the Pri...

Newton Ferrers, South Devon

Newton Ferrers, South Devon

Village lining the north bank of Newton Creek leading to the River Yealm and Estuary. Stunning waterside location on the south coast of South Devon. The equally beautiful Noss Mayo village is across the water. Collectively, the villages offer a unqiue South Devon experience Newton Ferrers and N...

Noss Mayo, South Devon

Noss Mayo, South Devon

Village surrounding Noss Creek and lining a section of Newton Creek on the south coast of South Devon. Newton Ferrers is across the water and connects to Noss Mayo by road, tidal causeway and ferry. Again, stunning waterside location Two great pubs on either side of Noss Creek. Great views and...

Paignton, South Devon

Paignton, South Devon

Popular seaside town and holiday resort in the heart of The English Riviera. Torquay to the north and Brixham to the south Some of South Devon's best visitor attractions in the area. Visit Paignton Zoo, take a trip of the Dartmouth Steam Railway or spend the day with the kids at Splashdown Quay...

Plymouth, South Devon

Plymouth, South Devon

Incredible location overlooking Plymouth Sound and the South Devon and East Cornwall coastlines. The city's waterside areas are stunning Packed with visitor attractions including the National Marine Aquarium, Smeaton's Tower and the Tinside Lido Extraordinary number of boat trips and waterspo...

Salcombe, South Devon

Salcombe, South Devon

‚ÄčOne of the most beautiful towns in the UK. When the light's right, one of the most beautiful destinations in the world Located on the Salcombe Kingsbridge Estuary which is lined with magnificent sandy beaches Great for boat trips, ferries and watersports Super range of pubs, restaurants...

Shaldon, South Devon

Shaldon, South Devon

Beautiful village at the mouth of the River Teign and Estuary across the water from Teignmouth Great pubs, restaurants and cafes in Shaldon and across the water in Teignmouth. A ferry connects the two Top estuary and coastal beaches in the local area Superb local zoo Walk the South West C...

Tamar Valley, South Devon

Tamar Valley, South Devon

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) on either side of the River Tamar where Devon meets Cornwall. Stunning landscape. One of the most under-visited areas of beauty in the UK. Away from the crowds and highly recommended Packed with visitor attractions from National Trust properties to outd...

Teignmouth, South Devon

Teignmouth, South Devon

Popular holiday resort at the mouth of the River Teign and Estuary. The pretty village Shaldon is across the water Great for boat trips. A foot passenger ferry also runs between Teignmouth and Shaldon Top coastal and estuary beaches Super pier and promenade Lots of local outdoor activitie...

The English Riviera, South Devon

The English Riviera, South Devon

Major UK holiday destination. Easily accessible by train or car and, in parts, exquisite. Running north to south, the English Riviera covers Babbacombe, Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. Essential UK visiting Rammed with top visitor attractions from Paignton Zoo to Living Coasts, Dartmouth St...

Thurlestone, South Devon

Thurlestone, South Devon

Village set behind some of South Devon's finest coastline. Located on the southern coast between the Salcombe Kingsbridge Estuary and the River Avon and Estuary Great beaches and watersports. This stretch of the southern coast is lined with wondeful beaches. South Milton Sands/Thurlestone Sand...

Topsham, South Devon

Topsham, South Devon

Regularly judged to be one of the best places to live in the UK. Situated on the east bank of the River Exe and Estuary where East Devon meets South Devon. Pretty, well-heeled and vibrant. Easily accessible via Exeter. Stunning location Packed with pubs, restaurants and cafes overlook...

Torcross, South Devon

Torcross, South Devon

Amazing coastal village situated on the Start Bay coastline towards the tip of South Devon. The magnificent Salcombe Kingsbridge Estuary is to the west and Dartmouth to the north. Remote location but gets busy in high season owing to beauty and easy access on the A379 Huge shingl...

Torquay, South Devon

Torquay, South Devon

Known locally as 'Torbados', Torquay is a famous UK holiday resort at the northern end of Tor Bay and is the flagship destination in the English Riviera. Stunning on sunny days. Extraordinary history and geology. Gets super busy in summer months Great for boat trips from Torquay Harbour. Ferrie...

Totnes, South Devon

Totnes, South Devon

Iconic South Devon town. Essential visiting when on holiday in the Westcountry. Beautiful and thriving with a reputation for being alternative, Totnes lines the River Dart between Dartmoor and the South Devon coastline at Dartmouth Magnificent views of Totnes, the South Devon countryside a...

Wembury, South Devon

Wembury, South Devon

Pretty coastal village and exceptional coastline near Plymouth and Plymouth Sound on the southern coast of South Devon. Managed by the National Trust. Popular with families Local area has many wonderful beaches. Wembury Beach is the highlight but there are lots of local 'secret' beaches Great...