Things to do and days out in Devon

6 June 2022

Devon offers so much to explore and discover. With an abundance of natural beauty, culture and history spread out across idyllic towns, villages and moorland this is the perfect place for your adventures.

Fancy a bit of dazzling Devon? Get ready because you're in for some fun times ahead...

Devon offers a stunning variety of landscapes and opportunities to explore. Whether you want the waves, surfing sessions, or you're a water-baby and love to swim - you’ll never experience the same thing twice.

The South West Coast Path - a path that welcomes everyone

Whether you're an experienced hiker or just looking for your first walk along the coast, there is a path that will suit all abilities in this beautiful part of England. The South West Coast Path runs through Devon and can be accessed at many points offering different routes depending on what kind of hike suits you best- whether you're up for some challenging terrain with steep slopes, a gentle stroll, a galivant with the kids, a strut with your dog, they've got you covered. 

The UK's Ocean City

There are many reasons to visit Plymouth in Devon. Not only does it have one of the largest naval bases on Earth, but some famous pirates also called this home!

To learn more about their history and heritage, we recommend you go check out Appledore’s museum or head down south for The Brixham Pirate Festival where you can see artefacts from these tumultuous times. 

Ideally situated in the South West, Plymouth was the perfect launchpad for some of the world's most famous explorers including Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Raleigh, Ernest Shackleton and Henry Avery.

Fancy setting sail yourself? Take the ferry across to Lundy Island and get up close and personal with the South West's largest puffin colony! 

Nature at its best with some quirky villages thrown in

Devon may be famous for its coastlines, but it also has a lot to offer in the way of natural beauty. 

Home to two National Parks, five areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a UNESCO World Heritage site as well as lots of other nature reserves, you'll be spoiled for choice if you love a day out in the great outdoors. 

Maybe you prefer a place where you can do a spot of shopping and grab a bite to eat? Well, Devon is also peppered with bustling market towns and quirky villages such as Axminster, Bovey Tracey, Chudleigh, Chagford and Newton Abbot.



Whatever your age, taste and budget, there's something for everyone to enjoy in Devon. With its beautiful countryside, thrilling theme parks, heritage properties, gardens and all the free stuff in-between; you'll never run out of things explore.

Before you know it, you'll be looking to discover your next day out in the outstanding county of Devon.