Top 10 Destinations - Devon
Devon holidays are a fantastic mixture of countryside, coastline, old ruins and urban shopping areas. There is something for everyone in this wonderful part of the country. Take one of our campervans and set off on a holiday to remember! Here are our top ten places to visit in Devon.
Clovelly is a charming harbour village situated on the north coast and an easy drive from nearby Barnstaple. It’s a fantastic place to go for lunch and a stroll through its cobbled streets.
Bideford is a popular stopping off point for those exploring the north coast. Close to Barnstaple and Ilfracombe, it’s a magnet for cyclists so grab our bike rack and go explore.
Exeter is a peaceful city placed with the river Exe running slowly through it. Within the city are numerous attractions as well as shops and restaurants to visit. St. Peter’s Cathedral, the Roman walls, the underground tunnels and even a dry ski slope can all be visited from the city.
7. Jurassic Coast
Although this coast is considered to be in Dorset, it actually starts on the east Devon coast. 150km of beach after beach is definitely worth a visit. Relax for the day and take in the sights.
Brixham is another harbour town with its own rustic charm. It is a popular destination for tourists visiting the surrounding area of Torbay. It is an ideal place to spend a relaxed day on the harbour front with a drink in your hand and watch the boats drift by.
5. South West Coast Path
Britain’s longest footpath runs in the north and south coasts of Devon. The path runs past secluded beaches and dramatic cliffs as you wind your way round the coast. The walk from Bantham to Salcombe on the south coast is our recommendation.
This 365 square-mile wilderness is made up of open moorland, glades and the occasional hamlet. Wild ponies roam the moor, as they have done for hundreds of years, spotting them are always a sight.
3. Woolacombe/Croyde Bay
This well-known beach town on the north coast won many accolades last year, including ‘Best British Beach’ from the Mail on Sunday. Its golden sand beach stretches for 3 miles and is full of holiday makers during the summer. Croyde Bay is just a stone’s throw away and both beaches are popular destination for surfers, beginners and experts.
The naval hub of Devon, Plymouth has many attractions making it definitely worth a visit on your travels. Drake Circus, the National Aquarium and the recently renovated Smeaton’s Tower are the major attractions. The wet-weather destination for Devon is not to be missed.
1. South Devon Heritage Coast
Dartmouth, Salcombe and Hope Cove all deserve a place on our list, the fact that they all reside on the South Devon Heritage Coast just made our job easier. The area has tourists flocking there each year to see the beautiful views, stunning beaches and blue waters. This part of the county is a must for anyone visiting Devon.