Famous for its location on the breathtaking English Riviera and the accompanying countryside harbour towns, Devon is a county that is brimming with fun-filled attractions, a stunning coastline, as well as sights and landmarks filled with rich history. It’s perfect for families, a group of friends or even couples. There is definitely something for everyone including the adrenaline junkies and those that just want to unwind. From speciality museums, aquariums and amusement parks. To top it off, you’ll find some of the UK’s best holiday cottages in Devon too. So let’s get right into it – here are our top fun activities to do in Devon.
One of the many favourite activities to do in Devon, escape the mundane for some peace and quiet at the beach. You’ll be sure to find a few tranquil spots at one of the many beaches on offer. Looking for something a bit more lively? Then the stunning beaches up north are ideal for water sports. Some of our favourite beaches are:
Nestled between the popular Saunton Sands and Woolacombe, Croyde Bay is a stunning, sandy beach which is revered by the surfing community due to its compatible surf. If surfing is not your thing, relax by the multiple rock pools while the tide is out or take a stroll up the coast to Baggy Point.
To be honest, you cannot go wrong with Woolacombe beach – it’s definitely a family favourite due to the stunning stretch of coastline. Enjoy a tasty BBQ while you relax by the energetic beach huts nearby, or start building sandcastles in the sun while you enjoy the warmth of the golden sands.
Do you prefer the outdoors? Then Tamar Trials is a great, family friendly choice for those wanting to explore the woodland trails. With over 25 km of trails to explore, you get to navigate through the breathtaking woods and stunning views of Tamar valley. You can hike, run and ride through the trails with facilities to rent a bike too. Alternatively, go canoeing, tree surfing and even participate in archery activities, there is really so much to do. Situated on the Devon and Cornwall border, folks of all ages will have a great time.
With some much to see and do, embracing what nature has to offer is a safe bet if you love the outdoors. From sea and wildlife safaris to farm and food tours, Devon has it all. Firstly, our choice would be Exe Adventures with the fun, summer programmes including paddle boarding and canoeing.
Are you keen to spend the day soaking up the culture that comes with a trip to the museum? Then soak away! There is so many speciality museums, military and even art museums to choose from. Each one has its own unique perspective on how time has preserved history through time and expression. We would definitely mix it up with some history, like the Brixham Heritage Museum. Alternatively, add a splash of art to the day with a visit to The Timehouse.
While on holiday, you’re going to need a place to stay. A home away from home, a sumptuous environment where you can just relax, or even a place for you to plan and plot activities to do in Devon. So, we’ve listed some great holiday cottages in Devon for you to get started:
Travelling locally should be on your bucket list! With so many fun activities to do in Devon, it presents the perfect opportunity for you to go and explore all the UK has to offer. So be sure to check out all our listings while planning your trip!