Whether you’re on foot, two wheels or in your car, Devon is – without a doubt – one of the most beautiful places to explore in the world.
It’s a bold claim, but one backed by stunning tors, dramatic coastline, rugged cliffs, lush and verdant hillsides and endless hidden beaches and coves. In fact, you can set off in almost any direction in Devon and discover something amazing.
Each year, we welcome thousands of guests (and quite a few of their four-legged friends) to our Devon holiday cottages where they enjoy all the comfort, luxury and excitement that Devon has to offer.
But when you’re short on time and with so much to see and do, it’s hard to know just the spots work your time are. Luckily, we’ve been there, seen it and eaten the sandwiches – so where are they? Let’s take a look at some of the best:
Jubilee Gardens, Beer.
Located in the charming town of Beer, Jubilee Gardens is perched high atop a cliff face which looks down over the beach and out over the ocean. It’s a stunning view and was recently named by Countryfile as the top picnic spot in the UK, giving the area some well-earned exposure in the press.
It’s also the start of the South West Coast Path, a stunning set of walks which take in some of the UK’s most beautiful scenery.
The most southerly tip of Devon and (almost) the most southerly tip of the entire country, Start Point is a place which feels like no other, with spectacular views out over the ocean and across Devon’s rich and varied coastline.
It’s also the ideal spot for wildlife watching, as regular aquatic visitors to the area include seals, dolphins and even the occasional whale.
Sheeps Tor Summit.
If you’ve got your walking boots on, then we’d highly recommend you take an afternoon to scale the gorgeous Sheeps Tor. It’s only around 4 miles from the car park to summit and along the way, you’ll see Devon from an entirely new perspective, amongst iconic rock formations and contrasting moorlands.
It’s at the summit of Sheeps Tor where you’ll enjoy the best view though. Situated 369m above sea level, you get stunning 360-degree views of the surrounding Dartmoor countryside, including a remarkable view over Burrator Reservoir.
Jurassic Coast, Lyme Bay.
The Jurassic Coast stretches from Exmouth in Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset, but the best viewing can be found in and around Lyme Regis.
The site was one of vital importance to life in prehistoric times and today is stuffed with fossils. With a number of viewing platforms in which to take in the Jurassic Coast and it’s surrounding towns and waters, Lyme Bay makes a great place to visit. When you’ve done enough seeing, get hands-on and collect a few fossils for yourself!
Of course, it goes without saying that in a county like Devon, every view is a beautiful one. So, why not join us on and make amazing holiday memories in this remarkable county?