The Devon Coast

It would be a hard task to find a better selling point for Devon, than its scenic coastline. If you’re a walker or a cyclist, you could explore the Devon Coast to Coast Path, the South West Coast Path, or the West Devon Way. We’ve also listed below a few key coastal areas you could visit, there’s something for all tastes.

Jurassic Coastline: This area of coastline runs along the Dorset and East Devon areas, and is a well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you are interested in geology, you will be spoilt for choice there. Look out for the ‘Explore The Coast Guide’, this details all you can see across the area, along with the rocks and fossils you should look out for. If you’d like to base yourself in this area, there are a number of ‘gateway towns’, which provide good access to the coastline, and a variety of other attractions.

Gold Coast: If you like watersports, or watching them at least, then Croyde, which lies along the ‘Gold Coast’ in North Devon, is the place to be. Each June, Croyde hosts Oceanfest, which attracts world class athletes from across the globe who compete in surfing, and other water based or urban sports.  Nature, sport, and beaches are a recurring theme here, so look out for Braunton Burrows Biosphere Reserve, the unique Tunnels Beaches, and the secluded harbour at Watermouth Bay.

The English Riviera: 22 miles of unspoilt coastline greets visitors to the English Riviera. Visit here and you’ll be confronted with a mild climate, a friendly atmosphere, and a touch of style and tradition. The main towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham are popular with tourists, with attractions ranging from a zoo and an outdoor waterpark, to nature reserves, and pavement cafes, with craft centres, and old smugglers haunts in between.