South Devon AONB
The South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty stretches for 60 miles between Plymouth and Torbay, and takes in much of the glorious South Hams. Take the time to explore when you’re on your large group holidays in Devon and you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking scenery and incredible views. The narrow roads wend their merry way taking in a patchwork of countryside – think lush pastures, gentle rolling hills, wooded valleys and tucked away villages dotted with old thatched cottages and cosy country inns.
A huge draw of South Devon AONB is the coastline – over 100km, handsomely rugged with spectacular coastal views, picturesque estuaries and nearly 70 beaches. There are large expanses of sand at Blackpool Sands and Slapton Sands, secluded and sheltered coves like Mill Bay and Sunny Cove, and everything in between. If you love adventure you’ll have a fantastic choice of activities from sailing and kayaking to coasteering and surfing.
Walking is another good reason to visit South Devon AONB, with the South West Coast Path taking you over bracing clifftops, and inland walks ranging from 2-12 miles – time to lace up your boots, put your rucksack on your back and go discover.
Spend time pottering around the streets at Kingsbridge or at Dartmouth where you can take a boat trip to Dartmouth Castle and visit Greenway, Agatha Christie’s holiday home. Take the Sea Tractor from the beach at Bigbury on Sea to Burgh Island where she was inspired to write two of her novels, have laid back lunches on the quay at Salcombe. While away a day at Hope Cove, venture out to East Prawle, remote and wild, discover the tranquility of the creeks and woodlands at Newton Ferrers.
There are so many reasons why South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty should be on your list of places to visit when you’re on your holidays in the UK; this is time out away from the push and shove, this is where wonderful memories are waiting to be made.
All information correct at the time of writing