From beautiful beaches and moors to waterfalls and historic villages, Devon is such a diverse county with plenty of romantic spots and things to do all over.
Some, such as the world-class surfing beach of Croyde, are more well-known than others - but there are plenty of hidden gems out there. Let us inspire and lead you to experience the magic of a romantic holiday this year - here are our top five romantic locations in Devon:
At the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Croyde has long been a popular destination for couples to visit due to the charming buildings, welcoming pubs and most of all the wonderful beach (pictured above). For the best views of the surrounding area head to Baggy Point where you'll have panoramic views of the beach, the coastline and country; a great spot to spend hours looking into the distance.
Attracting thousands of visitors each year, Dartmoor has a unique charm about it. From views that last long into the distance to the historical rock formations that are scattered across the 954 square kilometres of land. There are plenty of romantic things to do on the moors from lengthy countryside walks to stargazing long into the night.
Valley of Rocks
North Devon is famed for its rugged coastline, and this is perhaps most prominent at the Valley of Rocks. Head to Lynton and Lynmouth to enjoy these spectacular rock formations with the valley offering breath-taking views. You'll see wild goats wandering the rocks and on a clear day you may even be able to see South Wales in the distance. For a truly romantic day out explore the valley and join the South West Coast Path before stopping for a Devon cream tea to complete your day.
One of the most picturesque villages in the county, Salcombe has a reputation as being the destination of choice for the rich and famous. There are a number of sandy beaches in the area which are ideal for long walks all year round. The harbour is a busy hive of activity and hidden around Salcombe's tight narrow street you'll find a selection of restaurants often serving the catch of the day. Why not make Valentine's Day special and book a meal here?
Slowly meander the steep cobbled streets of Clovelly hand in hand, taking in the wonderful views along the way. You'll pass a series of chocolate box cottages with a few quaint shops, a pub and tea rooms hidden in between. When you reach the bottom of the village spend time walking around the harbour before stopping for a drink in the pub at the bottom. It's a wonderful way to spend time with a loved one.
Feeling romantic? We have a fantastic collection of romantic accommodation including cottages, hotels and B&Bs, as well as some lovely lodges and log cabins, so browse our collection and find the perfect place for your romantic holiday today.