UK Travel: Planning a Trip To Devon and The South Coast

Holidaying in the UK this year? Then don’t worry, you can still get to experience some sandy beaches and turquoise seas; you just need to know where to visit! There’s nowhere quite as picturesque as Devon for a summer holiday or short stay in the UK. Dive into the treasure trove that is South Devon and prepare yourself for outdoor adventure. Have you ever been?

Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, or a family friendly holiday, a stay in one of the Blueriver Cottages could be the escape for you need. Instead of just a place to sleep, a holiday cottage can be a home from home, complete with your own kitchen and living space. You’ll be able to enjoy the best of both worlds, a fantastic holiday in a homely setting. You will be able to choose accommodation that suits you and yours; from luxurious and elegant seaside apartments to old fishermen’s style cottages, similar to The Knot, that is only a stone’s throw away from stunning coastal paths. The options are endless.


Whether you’d like a relaxing holiday to de-stress, or a trip jam packed with activities, you won’t be stuck for ideas of things to do on your holiday to Devon. In fact, you may not fit everything into your schedule.

Keep the kids busy with a choice of water parks, Zoos, farms, aquariums and museums. If you’d like to throw yourself into the history of Devon, the impressive city of Exeter is a must. Once a Roman town, Exeter has a vast history. You can walk around the city walls, or go on the underground passages tour, which allows you to explore medieval passages under the high street.

Devon and Cornwall have some fantastic cycling routes; why not travel through some of Devon’s finest country parks, or visit a renowned garden? Don’t forget to grab an authentic cornish pasty en route – it would be rude not too! If you’re feeling cultured, Devon has plenty of churches, cathedrals, castles, ancient ruins and other architectural buildings waiting to be explored. Powderham Castle in particular is set in the centre of a deer park, which visitors can see on the Deer Park Safari. It also offers nature and treasure trails, as well as a play area and pets corner.


Perhaps you’d rather take a scenic walk along the rugged coastline. The southcoast of England has many stunning beaches, caves and coves that are fairly undiscovered. From sandy beaches such as Blackpool sands to dramatic and mountainous much like Woody Bay, you won’t be disappointed with Devon’s beaches.

The kids will love paddling in sea, crabbing in the rock pools, and making sandcastles on the golden bays – and why not hit the waves yourself? Devon is a renowned surfer’s paradise, but if you’re an amateur, a surfing lesson might be perfect to get you started. There is a variety of activities to participate in on and around the beach; from paddle boarding and canoeing to kitesurfing and paragliding. Wherever you decide to go, fresh fish n chips by the sea is a must.

In the evening enjoy the comfort of your accommodation or take a step outside to enjoy Devon at sunset. Immerse yourselves into the bustling life of the local villages; visit a local pub or a live concert at the theatre for a great nights entertainment. have you got a favourite Devon destination?

Rebecca x*collaborative post

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