With two coastlines as equally impressive as each other, there are plenty of locations to choose from if you are looking for a coastal holiday in Devon. From rivers and estuaries and flowing to the sea, you'll find hundreds of places to stay in Devon that are a stone’s throw from the water's edge.
There's something magically alluring about the seas' ever changing moods and colours. When you visit Devon, you'll find that the noise of the waves, the tidal flow and the simple lapping of water against the shore can sooth, excite, and recharge you. Of course the sea’s magnetic attraction provides us with the opportunity to try a multitude of water-based activities from crabbing, surfing, fishing or sailing. But the magic of a Devon coastal holiday is that, if you wish, you can simply sit and watch the tide ebb and flow as the world floats by.
Devon’s fishing ports and harbours bring fresh fish, crabs and other delicious seafood and Devon is home to many award winning restaurants too. You'll also find many festivals and events based on the water; watch out for local regattas and beach events- what more could you want from a Devon holiday by the sea.
If you’re looking for a board meeting with a difference, then try surfing in Devon! Devon has some of the UK’s best beaches and can cater for all abilities. On the north coast, the Atlantic swell provides some of the best surfing beaches in Devon with Woolacombe, Saunton, Croyde and Westward Ho! attracting the lion's share of surfers. All are great family beaches with hire facilities, lifeguard services, and a choice of surf schools. For beginners, you'll find plenty of surf shops with wetsuits and surf boards to hire and you can also join one of the many surf schools that will help you get started. Devon surf lessons are held most days at the larger beaches and are a great way to get you up on that board as quick as possible.
Another activity to indulge in during your Devon holiday is a refreshing coastal walk either along the northern or southern coastlines. Everyone discovers a favourite location that is special to them for one reason or another, so find yours when you visit.
There's something magically alluring about the seas' ever changing moods and colours. The noise of the waves, the tidal flow and the simple lapping of water against the shore can sooth, excite, and recharge you
We have a wide selection of coastal accommodation in Devon, and you’re certain to find the perfect location for you. Our coastal hotels offer the ultimate luxury at the water’s edge and are great for romantic getaways or family breaks by the beach. Devon is also home to many coastal holiday parks, and some of these even feature private access right on to the beach which makes them the perfect family holiday destinations. For a shorter break by the sea, simply take a look at our selection of coastal B&Bs and enjoy a great value Devon holiday.
Don't forget to check out our guide to Devon beaches!