A few years ago, a family holiday in Devon meant staying in either a hotel or guest house, with the additional options of a caravan for those who like the extra independence they offer. Camping was another choice for dedicated nature fans prepared to forgo everyday conveniences for the thrill of a back to basics adventure. However, things have changed over time and in the twenty-first century, glamping has added another choice to the mix – and it’s proved to be an extremely popular one.
So, what does a glamping holiday look like and why are so many families choosing to go this route? There are a wide variety of reasons as to why so many choose glamping in Devon near a beach. The following are just a few of them:
- GLAMPING COMBINES THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS. Glamping is a mash-up of the words glamorous and camping, and essentially means that a family can enjoy all the perks of camping, such as cooking for yourself and being free to come and go as you please, with the added touches of comfort which see you sleeping in a real bed and having both electricity and a private bathroom. No wonder glamping is so popular amongst families with children.
- GLAMPING IN DEVON NEAR BEACH ATTRACTIONS IS AFFORDABLE. The accommodation comes in all sorts of styles and sizes to suit all guests. Glamping is especially good value for larger groups of family and friends compared to a hotel stay.
- DEVON IS A PERFECT GLAMPING DESTINATION. There’s plenty to do for visitors of all ages, easy access to scenic coastlines and beaches and the perfect climate for glamping.
TOP THINGS TO DO IN DEVON ON A GLAMPING HOLIDAY
- Enjoy a family day out. The fascinating Babbacombe model village and Diggerland are two family-friendly attractions which suit all age groups, plus there are dozens of themed adventure and water parks such as Watermouth, The Big Sheep, and Woodlands to explore. Alternatively, you can enjoy a slice of history courtesy of The National Trust by stepping back in time to the 1920s at the glorious Coleton Fishacre country house. You can even call by the former home of author Agatha Christie – Greenway House.
- Hit the beach. You can’t visit Devon without making the most of the beaches and there are plenty of them. Salcombe beach has water as blue as the Med and lots of lovely sand to build castles with, while Soar Mill Cove is more isolated. There is a path you can follow, or you could be adventurous and kayak around to it with a picnic to share. Surfers will love Putsborough beach, while dog lovers can enjoy Saunton Sands as four-legged friends are welcome here all year.
Glamping in Devon is a great way to enjoy a family holiday with a difference. There is lots to do for all age groups and a chance to enjoy the freedom and closeness to nature camping offers without the hassle of shared showers and cooking for large groups with one burner stove! Holidays are a time to relax, kick back, try new things and enjoy quality time with those you love –all of which a glamping holiday in Devon can definitely deliver.
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