The village of Thurlestone is a hop, skip and jump from its own long, sandy beach. Wander to the iconic Thurlestone rock arch at low tide for fantastic rock-pooling; fun for the whole family.
This quaint little fishing village has two beaches, a handful of shops, cafes and an art gallery. Enjoy a relaxed stroll or hike along the South West Coast Path for some spectacular views.
Otherwise known as “Chelsea on sea”, Salcombe is a fun and bustling place to holiday especially if you love sailing. It boasts numerous golden sandy beaches plus lots of delightful shops and eateries.
This waterside town has a winning mix of independent and high street shops and cafes, and even has a small cinema. It’s a brilliant base for your holiday, with lots of great beaches within an easy drive.
This unspoilt village is perched atop rolling hills close to the 3 miles of Slapton Sands. Wildlife enthusiasts will particularly love walking to the beach through the Slapton Ley nature reserve.
Best known for surfing, Bantham is a terrific village for endless days on the beach with views across to Burgh Island. The huge expanse of sand at low tide is perfect for family fun and games.
The historic town of Dartmouth is bursting with maritime history, with the castle and Britannia Royal Naval College looming large. Visitors will delight in the superb shops, eateries and boat trips.
Quaint fishermen’s cottages overlook the creek and neighbouring Newton Ferrers; this village is a haven for sailing enthusiasts who can enjoy the beautiful Yealm estuary and surrounding coastline.
If you love to be beside the seaside, Torcross sits beside a 3 mile stretch of beach so there’s always plenty of space for everyone, whether you’re swimming, fishing or simply enjoying an ice-cream.
This quiet hamlet is close to Salcombe and features ruins of its 13th Century church. From here a number of great beaches are easily accessible including Hope Cove and South Milton Sands.
Get away from it all at East Prawle; enjoy the stunning scenery from the South West Coast Path, paddle at one of the nearby coves, then head back to The Pigs Nose Inn for a spot of lunch.
East Portlemouth has the best of both worlds; you can enjoy the tranquillity of its golden sands whilst dipping in and out of busy Salcombe life which just is a short ferry ride away.
Just a few miles from the beach and the lively town of Kingsbridge, East Allington is a pleasant spot for a rural holiday. Just watch out for speeding go-carts during the annual Whacky Races!
This unspoilt village is on the banks beautiful River Dart: Why not take a ferry to the historic towns of Dartmouth and Totnes or hop across the water to Agatha Christie’s old house, Greenway.
The historic market town of Modbury is lined with Georgian Houses and independent shops. Sitting between Dartmoor and some fantastic beaches, it makes a great base for exploring South Devon.
The South West Coast Path runs right through this working fishing village which has its own mile long beach. Here you can enjoy a lazy post-walk pub lunch or fresh shellfish from the café.
Close to the popular towns of Salcombe and Kingsbridge, Marlborough is well placed village for visiting the many nearby beaches and exploring the miles of spectacular South West Coast Path.
Joined by the sand at low tide to Burgh Island, Bigbury on Sea has a fantastic family beach. It’s a well- known surf spot and there are dog friendly areas on the sand all year round.
This tiny village boasts two pubs and a large village green. From here you can walk to the beach at nearby Torcross, or enjoy a stroll and some bird watching in the Slapton Ley nature reserve.
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Newton Ferrers sits on a creek opposite the village of Noss Mayo, with 3 pleasant pubs between them. At the mouth of the beautiful River Yealm, this is a haven for sailing enthusiasts and walkers.
South Pool is a tiny village with a pub sitting at the head of a creek. There are plenty of lovely walks by the water, or you might like to visit nearby beaches at Slapton Sands or East Portlemouth.
Stoke Gabriel is a lovely village on the banks of the picturesque River Dart. It’s perfect for the whole family, whether you’re a sailing enthusiast, like to dog walk or simply enjoy a good cream tea.
The tiny village of Bigbury sits between the small town of Modbury and the coast. There are plenty of great beaches nearby including Bigbury on Sea which is a well-known surf spot.