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Holidays in Devon

Situated in the South West region of England, the county of Devon is lucky enough to have two coasts, over 300 beaches, stunning countryside, two national parks and is home to a wide range of attractions including national heritage sites, family adventure parks and an array of adventure activities.

Therefore, with all that Devon has to offer it is not difficult to understand why it is one of the most popular holiday destinations in England.

Walking Holidays in Devon

Devon's countryside and extensive coastline offers a haven for walkers of all abilities. The South West Coast Path covers 630 miles of superb coastal walking and is one of the best ways to experience Devon's countryside, wildlife and heritage. The south coast takes you through the stunning coastal towns of Brixham, Dartmoor and Salcombe whereas the rugged north coast takes you through Ilfracombe and Lynton via the beautiful Exmoor National Park.

Alternatively, if you are seeking to explore the Devonshire countryside then the two national parks, Dartmoor and Exmoor provide the perfect place. Enjoy walking, hiking or even letterboxing for something a little different.

Family Holidays in Devon

The large sandy shores, array of family attractions and extensive accommodation facilities makes Devon the ideal place for family holidays. For years and years families have been visiting Devon and it's sure not to stop any time soon.

There are too many beaches to mention, however some of the main, large family beaches worth noting include Woolacombe Bay on the north coast of Devon with its large sand dunes and extensive beach and Bigbury Bay in the south coast close to Salcombe which provides a perfect family beach with activities and a large cafe.

Family accommodation is easy to find in Devon. These days there are so many family friendly hotels offering the perfect mix between informality and luxury so don't ever feel there's one or the other! Alternatively if getting to grips with nature sounds more exciting then there are a number of well equipped camping and caravan sites dotted throughout the county.

Romantic Holidays in Devon

The close proximity to the shore means that Devon is a perfect place to spend a romantic getaway. There are an abundance of luxury coastal and country hotels which provide an ideal retreat for any couple. Additionally, many hotels now offer spa facilities so research carefully before booking to ensure that your weekend away is as special as you would like it to be.

The South West region is one of the best places to enjoy fresh local seafood and due to the extensive arable land Devon also enjoys some of the best produce. Therefore, it is not hard to see why some of the UK's top restaurants are in Devon.

Devon's beaches are a haven of relaxation, however if you are looking for something a little more strenuous then Devon offers a number of adventure activities particularly to do with the coast. Enjoy half a day's sailing, a morning surfing lesson or the latest craze, stand up paddle surfing. Alternatively there are also a number of adventure outdoor activity centres such as Go Ape in Exeter and River Dart Country Park near Newton Abbot.

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