Dubbed 'the English Riviera,' Devon is definitely in contention for the top spot out of the minibreak destinations in the UK. Make the most of the award-winning beaches, untouched rural regions and quirky coastal towns and cities with our amazing range of Devon self-catering properties!
Why Choose Devon?
Devon is known as the English Riviera for a reason - its southern coastline resembling its picture-postcard-worthy French counterpart, boasting palm trees and award-winning beaches. Ideal if you're looking for a relaxing excursion or a surf-fuelled all-action adventure.
If you're more of a rural rambler than a blissful beachgoer, you can head further north to the Dartmoor National Park where there are 350 square miles of moorland to explore - whether that be on foot or by bike!
Who needs to jet off abroad when you have all this at your fingertips!
What are the Best Places to Visit in Devon?
- Jurassic Coast
- Dartmoor National Park
What are the Best Beaches in Devon?
- Sunny Cove
- Plymouth Hoe
- Shoalstone Beach
- Bovisand Bay
- Dawlish Beach
- Bantam Beach
- Woody Bay
- Croyde Bay Beach
- Woolacombe Beach
What are the Best Events in Devon?
"Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it appears to be a man in a chicken costume plummeting into the sea!"
The South West Birdman Competition sees daring aviators hurl themselves off Ilfracombe Pier in a bid to fly the furthest (though, the majority plunge straight down into the sea!) and, yes, it's as thoroughly entertaining as it sounds. As well as that, there's also live music, food and cider stalls, and other cool and quirky activities going on.
Other Events in Devon:
- March/April - Exeter Festival of South West Food and drink
- May - Devon County Show
- August - British Fireworks Championship
- October - Dartmouth Food Festival
- October - North Devon Foodfest
When is the Best Time of Year to Visit Devon?
If you want to soak up some sun and enjoy the beaches in all their glory, late spring/early summer is the perfect time to venture to Devon. However, even in the cooler months the beach and coastal regions are sublime, plus the walks in the National Parks are phenomenal all year round. With our extensive and varied group accommodation in Devon, you'll be able to find the ideal property befitting of that big weekend!
Do you put Jam or Cream on the Scone First?
The most divisive debate in the south-west! You better make sure you have your allegiances right or you'll be chased out of Devon faster than you can say, 'Mary Berry!' Yes, we're talking about cream teas here and it's vital you know the difference!
Wonderful Devonshire Cream Teas:
Cream first, jam on top.
Horrible Cornish Cream Teas
Jam first, cream on top.
...Don't say we didn't warn you!