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THE DEVON HANDBOOK

Our handbook is full of great ideas on things to see and places to go.

The best hot tub holidays in Devon

Planning a holiday with a little luxury in mind? What better way to pamper your body and rest your mind than with a luxurious soak in a hot tub that’s set within spectacular surroundings…

Things to do in Woolacombe

Woolacombe is one of the premier beaches in England. It’s unbeatable for views, size, sandiness, surfing prospects and sandcastle building potential.  Small yet sweet, the town is a superb resort at the top western corner of the North Devon coastline – with views across Bideford Bay out to Lundy.

The 10 best experiences in the South West

Our partner brand, Tobooka, should be your first stop when planning things to do on your holiday to the South West. They offer experiences in Cornwall, Dorset, Somerset and, most importantly, right here in Devon.

Ultimate summer bucket list: the Devon edition

Take a look at our Ultimate Devon Bucket List and see what you can do during your holiday in Devon.

Explore the best beaches in North Devon

Take a look at our top beaches in North Devon to enjoy sun, sea and surf. The Atlantic Ocean swells unfurl into waves that form and reform North Devon's beautiful sandy beaches on a daily basis. Surfers head down from their holiday cottages to ride the briny rollers from sun-up to sundown, children compete to build the ultimate sand castle and to splash in the shallows with grandad, mums bronze in the bright light, and dads demoli

Amazing views from around Devon

A celebration of the amazing views from around Devon, demonstrating why we love the county.

The best ice cream in Devon!

Whoever discovered Devon ice cream automatically wins themselves pride of place in the pantheon of all-time greats (alongside the inventor of fish and chips).  We also think that Devon ice cream is the best in the land, so when you are on your holidays in the county, make sure you look out for the following brands – each quite distinct from the others. Read our pro-ice cream guide to find out more.

The best family-friendly places in Devon

When it comes to enjoying some much-needed family time, Devon is the perfect place. Rolling fields give way to awe-inspiring cliffs which lead to stunning, sandy beaches… it's got everything you need and more to entertain the masses on your Devon family holiday. We've given ourselves the tough task of narrowing down the best places to go, along with some of the best family accommodation in Devon.

A local's guide to North Devon's best walks

North Devon boasts some of the most spectacular coastline in the whole of the county. Stunning beaches and dramatic headlands run all the way from Lynton and Lynmouth to Hartland. Quite simply, North Devon is a walking paradise. Trace this coastline by following scenic tracks and trails through Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and you’ll discover some of the most varied terrain and beautiful countryside and coast in the UK. Let the locals guide you to the finest spots to enjoy across beautiful North Devon!

Top 10 Easter egg hunts in Devon

Spend Easter in Devon with our top 10 Easter egg hunts

A local's guide to Exmouth

Exmouth is a Victorian-era holiday resort with a long beach and promenade. As the name suggests, it sits at the mouth of the River Exe.  Ever since the late 18th century, the town has enjoyed its status as a popular seaside destination drawing in sunseekers from far and wide. 

Things to do in North Devon

There are so many things to do in Devon throughout the year, no matter the weather, that you’ll be spoilt for choice wherever you choose to base yourself during your holiday. From great outdoor activities to days out for the entire family, you certainly won't get bored.
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