Highlights of your holiday to South Devon
South Devon has all you could need for an action-packed, relaxing and family-friendly holiday. Here are just a few of the ways in which you can fill your time during your next holiday to this part of the county:
- Nature and wildlife: Boasting a World Heritage Site (the Jurassic Coast), the South West Coast Path and not one, but three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you can indulge in all manner of outdoor pursuits when you come to South Devon. Enjoy hiking, bike-riding, horse-riding and more through this spectacular landscape. You might even be lucky enough to spot some of the local wildlife, such as the famous Dartmoor ponies.
- Water-sports and beaches: Whether you prefer to be active on the beach or just sunbathe while you keep an eye on the children as they paddle, build sandcastles and explore the rock-pools, South Devon has plenty of beautiful beaches to enjoy. The coastline runs for 120 miles, offering wide beaches and secluded coves. Bantham Beach has shallow water, a long sandy beach and is also great for water-sports, while Dawlish Warren hosts regular events and festivals. Teignmouth features a Victorian pier and is particularly family-friendly.
- Animal encounters: While the wildlife here may be elusive, there are plenty of guaranteed opportunities to get up close to some animals during your holiday to South Devon. Options include the family-friendly and interactive Pennywell Farm in Buckfastleigh, Woodlands Family Theme Park in Totnes, which features meerkats and falconry displays, together with Paignton Zoo Environmental Park which is home to a whole variety of creatures, great and small!
Staying in a self-catering holiday cottage in South Devon gives you the chance to enjoy comfortable home-from-home accommodation. You can prepare home-cooked meals in the fully-equipped kitchen, relax in the living room and enjoy a good night’s rest, ready for another day of exploring the many delights of South Devon.
No matter how large your group, there will be a holiday cottage to suit. You will also find cottages throughout South Devon, so you can find the perfect base from which to enjoy all of the things you plan to do during your time in this lovely part of the world.