5 reasons to visit Devon

We might love our little slice of Devon more than anywhere, but our Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks are the perfect base for you to explore England’s third largest county in all its glory. Need convincing? Here are five reasons to hit the road on your visit down south.

1. The Devonshire countryside

We don’t mean to boast, but our countryside here in Devon is pretty spectacular. OK, so Cornwall may pride itself on its beaches, but we have both Exmoor and Dartmoor and beautiful stretches of sand. Ever been to Hope Cove? Do that. Ever hiked a tor or three on Dartmoor? Definitely set aside some time in your holiday to do that too. We’ve also got quintessential rolling hills, pocked with quaint, thatched villages from coast to coast, county border to county border. Beautiful.

Beach in Woolacombe
Miles of sandy beaches

2. The food

Devon is a thoroughfare of local, organic, wholesome food that absolutely must be consumed with gusto. From The Pastry Club cooking pigs in duvets out of their little grey, roaming van in and around Plymouth, to the Hartland Quay Hotel near us on the north-west Devon coast, every morsel consumed is an experience of our heritage. You’d also be a fool to miss out on a proper Devon cream tea; cream before the jam.

Devon Cream Tea
Here in Devon the cream always goes on first

3. Our unrivaled friendliness

We’re a happy old bunch here in Devon, and we love meeting new people. We won’t ignore you when you come into our pubs and we will definitely strike up conversation with you whilst waiting for a train or the bus. If we see you trudging along our country lanes in the rain, we’ll probably offer you and your drowned family a lift and we are more than happy to give you advice on where to go and what to do.

4. Activities for all the family

We’ve got it all here in Devon, from beaches and surf schools to aquariums and theme parks. Like beer? We’ve got breweries. Like animals? Dartmoor Zoo. Have an overwhelming need to be outside? There are over 450 miles of coast path waiting to be tramped.

Ilfracombe Aquarium
Head to Ilfracombe Aquarium

5. Dramatic Devon landscapes

If you’re on the hunt for the wow-factor, look no further than the Devonian shores. The sections of coast path leading to Start Point are some of the most dramatic and wild in the country whilst south Devon’s highest point, just west of Weston Mouth, soars 500ft above the churning sea. North, Ilfracombe’s cliffs are some of the loftiest in England and offer views all the way up the Bristol Channel. Bring a proper camera!

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