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THE DEVON HANDBOOK

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

Woolacombe: A perfect holiday location

Thrill-seekers, families young and old and foodies will all absolutely adore a holiday to the coastal resort of Woolacombe in North Devon. The village has plenty of things to see and do, including modern bars, top-class eateries and, of course, the award-winning beach, where adrenalin-junkies can enjoy a spot of surfing. Our guide explains why a Woolacombe holiday park could be perfect for you.

Top walking holidays in Devon

Devon is one of the best spots to experience an exhilarating walking holiday in the UK. It’s no surprise it’s known as a walker’s paradise, as this captivating location displays some of the finest scenery in not only the South West but the UK as a whole. With so many walks to choose from, we have selected some fantastic routes in Devon to give you a sample of the walking experiences on offer.

Dog-friendly beaches in Devon

Here at Stay In Devon, we love the beaches that our wonderful county boasts. We also love the fact that our four-legged friends get to enjoy them too during a dog-friendly holiday in Devon! To make it easy for you to find the perfect stretch for a pootle with your pooch, we've compiled a list of our top 20 dog-friendly beaches in Devon - including award-winning and Blue Flag beaches.

Things to do in Devon

There are so many things to do in Devon 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, there are plenty of things to do in Devon.

Top five things to do in Plymouth

Head to the south coast to enjoy the sights of one of Devon's larger cities, Plymouth. From historic Hoes, to a City Centre where you can shop 'til you drop, there's plenty of interesting areas to visit which will keep the whole family entertained. To help you determine just what you should enjoy on your trip to the city, we've created a list of fantastic things to do in Plymouth.

10 best Devon locations to photograph

We all do it – we see a beautiful piece of countryside or coast and think: “I've got to take a photo of this.” Whether we're uploading to our Instagram accounts, saving it to Facebook or simply keeping it to show friends and family exactly where we spent our time, we're all guilty of a snap or two! And when it comes to beautiful areas, there aren't many more picturesque than Devon.

Get back to nature on Dartmoor

A National Park, Dartmoor features mile-upon-mile of rugged terrain, open spaces and wild flora and fauna, and it’s these unique surroundings that have inspired so many and ensure its visitors are willing to return year after year. With so much natural beauty to encounter, many choose to explore the area by foot, bike or even on horseback, with a huge number of trails and routes at your disposal.

Devon restaurants with a Michelin star

Widely regarded as the hallmark of fine dining, the Michelin star is a sought-after honour for chefs – and we’re incredibly proud of the culinary geniuses that have been awarded the honour in Devon. Our guide showcases the fantastic establishments which have been awarded Michelin stars in the respected restaurant guide, including one eatery which has an impressive two...

Why everyone should visit Dawlish

Dawlish Warren is truly a jewel in South Devon's crown. The beautiful seaside resort, near the town of Dawlish, is the perfect place to spend some time away, with plenty to do for groups of all shapes and sizes. There are plenty of holiday parks in the area, ideal for groups of friends, families and couples. Read on to find out why a stay in a Dawlish holiday park is perfect for you…

Nine of our favourite Devon gardens

Whether spring has sprung in Devon or you want to see the autumn blooms, there's nothing better to do than explore the vibrant colours of the beautiful gardens that are located in the region. All uniquely beautiful, they offer something a little different at all times of the year. Here are some of the best gardens in Devon that will help you plan colourful days out in the county.

Romantic things to do in Devon

The South West, with its rolling hills, cosy country pubs and stunning coastline is often associated with romance. In fact, the region is the most popular place to tie the knot in the UK, with 21% more marriages than the British average. Therefore, it's unsurprising that our beautiful county offers a fantastic selection of romantic activities to keep love's flame burning strong.

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.
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