Why visit Devon?

February 27, 2014 Off By Laura TMOT
If you’re considering a holiday in the UK this year, then Devon should be at the top of your list. It has such a varied natural environment, with breath-taking scenery and beautiful coastlines, that it draws visitors from all over the globe. If you’re after a traditional British seaside holiday, look no further than Devon’s quaint fishing villages and sweeping golden beaches.

Beach Life

In the summer months, beaches in Devon tend to be very busy, and it’s clear why. The clear water and clean sands provide a perfect setting for holiday makers of all ages. Whether you’re a family with young children who will enjoy paddling in the rock pools or an experienced surfer, the beaches of Devon are an ideal destination.  Croyde is known among surfers for being a top location for learning to surf, improving your skills, and catching some great waves. If you need to buy or hire equipment, check out the Little Pink Shop which caters for surfers and bodyboarders of all ability levels.

Devonshire Cuisine

No holiday is complete without taking the opportunity to sample the local delicacies, and Devon is no exception. The region is famous for its hard cider, also called scrumpy. For those who prefer beer, check out the Otter and Dartmoor Breweries for local flavour. Devon has a strong tradition when it comes to alcohol, so enjoy your pint in a quaint pub garden, overlooking the coast. Pasties are traditional in Devon, and the steak pasty is a local favourite. You can also sample a cream or Devonshire tea, with fresh scones, jam and clotted cream. You’re bound to come across many tea houses offering this, but it’s worth asking the locals for suggestions if you want a truly authentic experience.

Getting Back to Nature

Visiting Devon provides a perfect opportunity for you and your family to reconnect with the natural world. Why not walk along the stunning South West Coastal path or cruise along the River Dart? The South West Coastal path is the longest footpath in the UK, revealing jagged cliffs and secret coves. You don’t have to complete the whole trail and there are plenty of bus stops on route for tired feet. The hiking opportunities in Devon are truly unparalleled and there’s something to suit every taste. If you’re interested in booking your Devon holiday, contact a specialist provider like Helpful Holidays.

Victoria Harrison is a mother of three and ‘home zoo’ manager; when she isn’t surrounded by kids and animals she writes for online audiences on a range of topics. Passionate about her home and family, she aims to share her knowledge and experiences and make a few friends along the way.

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