Devon Beaches and Coast

Devon is one of the most popular holiday and beach areas of the United Kingdom. It has many beaches and coves split over two contrasting coastlines.

The North Devon coast facing the Atlantic has cliffs and great sandy beaches with surfing being the main past time.

The South Devon coast facing the English Channel has beaches, red sandstone cliffs and forms part of the Jurassic coast perfect for families and those interested in water sports such as windsurfing and diving.

Devon is a holiday makers delight with beautiful beaches, dramatic and romantic scenery, countryside galore, quaint villages, historic buildings, bustling seaside towns, adventure activities, extreme sports and superb culinary delights. The trouble is; where to start!

There are areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Dartmoor so if you are into the rugged outdoors Dartmoor is for you. Think 'Hounds of the Baskervilles' and 368 sq miles of being alone! The trails for mountain biking and walks are fantastic with pubs dotted along the way to help you stay refreshed.

In the Heart of Devon you'll find cities like Plymouth and Exeter. Plymouth is full of history and great to explore on a day out with the family or if you're just seeking a little more fun after a day at the beach. Exeter dates back to Roman times and is a perfect spot to while away a few shopping hours somewhere quirky and different to the usual mall.

The coastline near Torquay is often called 'The English Riviera' as it's all about the coast and its maritime history. Visit the Geopark, canoe the coves, fish and walk and don't forget to unwind on the beaches.

South Devon is packed with gentle sloping hills, sleepy seaside towns and beautiful beaches while North Devon offer stately homes set in acres of gardens and wilder ocean offering great surf. Exmoor is here offering mountain biking and more dramatic sport adventures for the wild at heart. Go coasteering and get up close to the more rugged areas of Devon!

All Places in Devon

  • Torre Abbey Beach

    Torre Abbey is the main Torquay beach on the promenade. A great family sandy beach in the town with some rocky sections to explore. The waters are shallow and safe and popular for watersports. On the other side of the seafront road is a large public green, called Torre Abbey read more

  • St Marys Bay Beach

    St Marys Bay beach is a secluded sand and shingle beach with interesting rock formations and surrounding cliffs. Operated by the Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust. Access is a little difficult down a path with steep steps but well worth the effort with a sandy stretch of beach at the read more

  • Soar Mill Cove Hotel

    By the sea, set in 2000 acres of naturally beautiful National Trust countryside, this charming, family-run 4-star hotel offers great facilities and comfortable, luxurious accommodation near fashionable Salcombe.

  • The Trouville

    We are a small, family-run Guest Accomodation in the favoured Belgravia area of Torquay, ideally located for the shops, beach, theatre, International Riviera Centre, tennis club and bowling greens.

  • Bath House Hotel

    The Bath House Hotel is situated adjacent to the Tunnels Beaches car park, opposite the wedding venue, and close to the harbour, promenade and High Street. It offers a fitness centre, a bar, a restaurant and limited free parking.

  • Quayside Hotel

    Enjoying panoramic views over the harbour and Torbay, the Quayside Hotel consists of 6 beautifully converted fishermen’s cottages and retains a cosiness and charm rarely found today.

  • Linden House

    This Victorian villa is in quiet gardens, 600 metres from the seafront and Torquay Rail Station. It has free parking and lovely en suite rooms with flat-screen TVs and high-quality toiletries.

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