Devon is the third largest county in England with 2 separate coastlines, 2 historic cities, 2 National parks and a long list of beautiful destinations.
The climate of mild winters and long summers in Devon attracts visitors throughout the year to enjoy the region’s rolling hills, stunning beaches and old towns.
There are hundreds of campsites throughout Devon which provide unique opportunities to explore the natural environment.
Rich diversity can be found across the county where the coast, the moor, farmland and towns are all within easy reach.
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North Devon extends from Hartland and the border with Cornwall to the West to Exmoor and the border with Somerset to the East.
North Devon is a vast area to explore and visitors return again and again to indulge in the coast, winding lanes and small countryside villages which provide the ultimate escape.
The natural appeal of North Devon’s golden beaches and dramatic cliffs make the area a popular retreat for wildlife and water sports enthusiasts alike. Woolacombe, Putsborough and Saunton are amongst the most popular sandy beaches with Croyde and many others being more intimate by comparison.
Much of the North Devon stretch of the South West coast is in the North Devon area of outstanding natural beauty.
East Devon borders with West Dorset and Somerset. The East Devon coast between Exmouth and Lyme Regis (Dorset) is part of the world renowned Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site with fascinating natural history.
Exeter is a thriving city in the heart of Devon with rich heritage and is easily accessible from the M5 motorway and only 2.5 hours distant from Birmingham or London by rail.
Located ten miles downstream from Exeter on the East bank of the River Exe, Exmouth was the first seaside resort in Devon. Other coastal towns include Budleigh Salterton, Sidmouth, Beer and Seaton which all combine modern seaside appeal with fascinating viewpoints of the Jurassic coastline which dates back 185 million years.
The upmarket Georgian town of Sidmouth faces on to Lyme Bay at the mouth of the River Axe with red cliffs of the Triassic period to the East and white chalk cliffs of the Cretaceous period to the West.
Dartmoor is situated in the heart of Devon and is known for its dramatic granite tors, rugged moorland and stunning views.
All across Dartmoor you will discover walking and cycling trails, hidden rivers and valleys and wide open spaces ripe for exploring.
Dartmoor is also home to an array of wildlife including the famous Dartmoor Ponies that roam free across the national park.
Dartmoor is home to a number of pretty towns and villages such as Chagford, Widecombe in the Moor and Postbridge. Nestled on the edge of Dartmoor is th pannier market town of Tavistock and Ashburton on the southern side, which are both well worth a visit.
South Devon features a large designated area of outstanding natural beauty and is home to many historic market towns nestled in rolling hills. The whole area is popular with visitors who enjoy relaxing breaks, activity holidays and more.
South Devon has many campsites within easy reach of the stunning South West coast path and blue flag beaches. The coast extends from Wembury near Plymouth to the Exe estuary. South Devon’s coastal towns include Kingsbridge, Salcombe and Dartmouth which are popular historic destinations offering good food and unique shopping experiences.
Torquay, Brixham and the wider English Riviera link the South Hams to East Devon and the Jurassic Coast which stretches to the East.
As an area, South Devon extends North to Dartmoor offering easy access to the A38 and M5 beyond. The mainline railway is also accessible from Totnes and several other stations between Plymouth and Exeter providing convenient access to London in 3 to 4 hours.