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South Devon - the ideal year-round holiday destination for all ages and interests with so much to offer...

The South Hams is renowned for its beautiful, safe award-winning beaches and popular water-sports, including the Blue Flag beach at Bigbury-on-Sea with its vast golden beach leading up to Burgh Island. Why not spend a day on the sandy coves in Salcombe, enjoy a day at Mothecombe Beach, pristine and privately-owned, or throw pebbles in the sea whilst enjoying the views out to Start Point lighthouse from Beesands or Hallsands?

The views and scenery of South Devon are simply stunning! Join the South West Coastal Path for bracing cliff-top walks and spectacular views or explore Dartmoor National Park - the largest and wildest area of open country in southern England - with its deep wooded gorges, beautiful lake-like reservoirs and tumbling rocky rivers.

Being so close to the sea, there is a fantastic selection of fresh seafood hauled in daily by the local fishermen. The local farms and butchers offer an abundance of fresh produce and with an array of top-class restaurants serving culinary delights made from locally-sourced ingredients, this is an area that would delight any foodie!

Some of our favourite restaurant finds over the years include:

For those of you looking for sports and activities, you won'?t be disappointed.

Golfers of all abilities are well catered for with a range of golf courses from picturesque parkland to coastal links courses at Dartmouth, Bigbury and Dainton.

Learn to surf at Bigbury-on-Sea with Discovery Surf School, sail on the estuary in Salcombe, hire a boat in Dartmouth, or why not try horse-riding at the many centres in the area, not to mention cycling, birdwatching, painting and fishing too... the choice is endless.

Throughout the year, you can have fun at the festivals!  From food festivals in Dartmouth & Exeter, music & comedy festivals in Dartmouth, Regattas in Salcombe and Dartmouth and the Modbury Fair Week, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Explore the historic seaside towns

Modbury is an elegant Georgian town with fascinating antiques and craft shops. The main street is lined with tea shops, independent gift shops and restaurants, and is the most convenient place for provisions and daily essentials.

The cosmopolitan seaside town of Salcombe is one of the country's prettiest sailing and fishing harbours; a natural haven for watersports. Here you will find a host of trendy boutiques, gift shops and a wide choice of restaurants, bistros and waterside inns.

The busy market town of Kingsbridge is a popular tourist destination with excellent shops, a 16th century market arcade and a lovely museum showing rural life in the South Hams.

Browse through the narrow streets of Dartmouth filled with historic buildings housing boutiques, art galleries and restaurants. Enjoy a cream tea, take a ferry to Dartmouth Castle or sit on the quayside to watch the children ?crabbing? and boats pottering along the River Dart.

Local attractions to enjoy

South Devon boasts an array of attractions to keep everyone entertained. Here's a selection: