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Things to do while you're here

There is so much on offer in this part of South Devon from beautiful scenery to picturesque villages, unspoilt award winning beaches to family attractions. Take a look at our Whats' on Calendar & Attractions in South Devon pages for more inspiration, detailed information & links to places to visit during your stay.

There are miles of spectacular coastline & beaches to enjoy in the South Hams. The entire coastline, along with the lower Avon & Dart valleys, forms most of the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Picturesque Blackpool Sands, the freshwater lagoon at Slapton Sands, the popular family beach of Hope Cove, Salcombe Sands with its spectacular views, the marine centre & rock pools at Wembury, the golden sands of Thurlestone. Bantham beach is a popular beach for wind-surfing & kite-surfing & there's also Bigbury Bay with Burgh Island, where at hight tide, you can take a trip on the sea tractor from Bigbury-On-Sea, & nearby is the picture perfect Hope Cove, which should certainly not to be missed.

In addition to the seaside, local historic towns, such as Dartmouth & Totnes offer many interesting cultural opportunities. There are Castles such as Berry Pomeroy, Dartmouth & Totnes, National Trust houses, including the famous Dartington Hall, gardens & several museums. There's something here for every age, whether you just want to relax on a beach, fish, go boating or sailing, walk the fine coastal paths, take a cruise along the river Dart, go sightseeing or take a steam train journey around the coast, it all here!

There are a wealth of attractions to suit the whole family, even when the sun doesn't shine! & there's always something to keep you entertained - there's just so much available, you won't be able to fit it all into a single holiday...that's probably why once they've visited the South Hams, many people just can't imagine going on holiday anywhere else!


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