A trip to Devon in the southwest of England is guaranteed to be filled with all kinds of fun at the seaside and beyond. The region, bordered by the sea at the north and south, is one of the most beautiful in England, so what are you waiting for? And there’s tons to do here- check out these 7 awesome activities in Devon to kickstart your holiday:
Camp in a Holiday Park
Visiting Devon by campervan is one way to explore the region’s natural beauty on your own schedule. Devon based holiday parks abound in the region, so check out what they have to offer. Park within distance of one of the gorgeous beaches to be in easy range of seaside activities.
Explore Kents Cavern
A hot day is a great time to visit these prehistoric caves, because they’ll keep you cool! With an experienced guide, you’ll go back 400 million years to the time when the cavern was formed underneath the warm, tropical ocean. Some of Europe’s oldest artifacts are here, so consider it a history lesson in a way more fun form!
Relax in the Fishing Village of Clovelly
The pretty little town of Clovelly is set right on the harbor, overlooks the beach and fishing boats and is backed by a steep hill dotted with 16th century white cottages overlooking the coastline. There is no access for car traffic here, so you can explore the cobbled streets by foot. If you’re looking to travel back in time, this is the place to be. Head to the Cottage Tea Rooms to try the classic Devon cream tea.
Bet on the Races at Newton Abbot
Newton Abbot is a beautiful, laid-back race track to enjoy a day of light betting and watching the horses. It’s located right on the banks of the Teign River so you’ll get a gorgeous view along with the exciting atmosphere of the races. Check out the horses in the paddock and pick your winner- it’s exciting to place your bet and watch them go galloping towards the finish!
Hit the Beach at Blackpool Sands
Of all the great beaches in Devon, Blackpool Sands has got some of the loveliest golden sand and facilities around. There’s a wonderful cafe serving up local organic fare, and a shop where you can buy everything from beach toys to chilled wine. The beach is sheltered in a bay surrounded by evergreen trees so it has a lovely, tranquil atmosphere.