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Two spectacular coastlines, two National Parks and the mild climate of the English Riviera, there’s so much to see and do whilst staying at one of our caravan parks or holiday parks in Devon. Read More...

Here’s our guide to the Top Ten Things To Do whilst on one of our caravan holidays in Devon.

1. Cycle the Tarka Trail
The trail follows the route taken by Tarka the otter in the famous book. With over 30 miles available to cyclists, it takes a looping route through north and mid Devon, from the rugged Atlantic Coast and the estuaries of the Taw and Torridge – through rural Devon countryside onto the northern slopes of Dartmoor, and the source of the River Taw. The route covers a wide variety of landscapes, including wooded river valleys, rugged moorland, coastal cliffs and sandy bays.

2. Enjoy a unique beach experience in Ilfracombe
Devon has many fine and award-winning beaches, from secluded coves to wide stretches of golden sand with crashing surf. For a unique beach experience visit the Tunnels Beach in Ilfracombe. The Tunnels are passages hewn through the cliffs to a privately-owned bathing beach. The Victorians also built up walls between rocks to make two bathing pools which have been recently restored and make for an excellent family day out on the beach.

3. Treat yourself to a Devon cream tea
A cream tea with thick clotted cream and deep red jam served atop plump doughy scones is one of the delights of Devon. For a genuine Devon cream tea the cream comes first, followed by the jam. After all it spreads more easily and it looks better!

4. All aboard the steam train for Buckfastleigh
Historic steam engines haul trains between Buckfastleigh on the edge of Dartmoor and Totnes, through some of Devon’s most beautiful countryside. The South Devon Railway line hugs the river Dart along almost all of its length – and through countryside rich in wildlife, barely any of which is visible from the road.

5. Climb a Dartmoor tor
Dartmoor is the largest and wildest area of open country in southern England. Situated in the middle of Devon between the north and south coasts, Dartmoor is where tall, windswept granite tors stand out atop wild and rugged hills on two high plateaux split by the valley of the River Dart. On those plateaux the famous Dartmoor ponies still graze. It is a rich habitat for wildlife and has a wealth of archaeological remains which dot the landscape of the moor, best explored on foot.

6. Be enchanted by Rosemoor
Rosemoor is a beautiful 65-acre garden of national importance set deep in the lovely north Devon countryside in the magnificent Torridge Valley. You do not have to be a keen gardener to appreciate the beauty and diversity of Rosemoor, which was gifted to the RHS by Lady Ann Berry in 1988. Whatever the season, the garden is a unique and enchanting place that people return to time and again for ideas, inspiration or simply to enjoy a marvellous day out. An exciting and diverse range of events also takes place throughout the year for all the family.

7. Ride on a unique cliff railway
This unique Victorian inclined railway links the towns of Lynton and Lynmouth, climbing from sea level to a height of 150 metres. This ingenious water powered lift is one of the most environmentally friendly ways of travelling, creating absolutely no emissions. The cliff railway enjoys stunning views of the North Devon coastline from Lynmouth nestling at the foot of the cliffs to Lynton perched 500 feet above and is still used by locals to get between the two communities.

8. Head across the water on a sea tractor
Burgh Island is situated just off one of South Devon’s finest beaches and is home to a stunning Art Deco hotel. The islet is accessible by foot across a sand spit at low tide and onboard a hydraulic sea tractor, the only one in the world, at other times. Recently renovated it is the best way to arrive through the surf at Burgh Island.

9. Go surfing at Croyde
Croyde is a beautiful village facing the Atlantic Ocean with one of Britain’s best surfing beaches. The wide sweep of Croyde Bay is not just great for surfing. The Blue Flag beach is also good for beach games, building sandcastles and just chilling out.

10. Take a cruise up the estuary from Salcombe
Hop on an organised cruise or hire your own motorboat – it’s simple to learn the ropes and you can’t go far wrong with a chart detailing the best beaches, seal hotspots and places to moor up for food and drink.

If this inspires you, why not browse our selection of holiday parks and caravan parks in Devon, and see what catches your eye?

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    Dawlish Warren, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

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    Okehampton, North Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Nestled in a truly unforgettable location with 20 acres of landscaped mature grounds to explore, Dartmoor View is the perfect retreat for couples or families looking for an unforgettable...

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    Kentisbeare, Nr Exeter, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Located deep in the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this peaceful park enjoys a lush grassland setting surrounded by 300 acres of pine forest. Perfect for...

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    Combe Martin, North Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Commanding stunning views from its beautifully landscaped setting overlooking Newberry Beach, this park, sits just a short stroll from the delightful North Devon village of Combe...

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    Dawlish Warren, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    With easy access to miles of golden sandy beaches, these luxury apartments enjoy a prime location in the bustling seaside resort of Dawlish Warren.

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    Woodbury, Exeter, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Commanding panoramic views of Dartmoor, the river Exe and unspoilt countryside, Webbers Country Park sits amidst fields teeming with wildlife and offers an ideal base for exploring East...

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    Paignton, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    A beach lovers’ paradise! Surrounded by magnificent sea views, and the tranquil atmosphere and beauty of the Devon countryside, Waterside Holiday Park invites you to relax and...

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    Tavistock, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    A warm welcome awaits you at this small family run park which is set in beautiful countryside on the Devon and Cornwall border, within easy reach of the north and south coasts and close...

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    Berry Head, Torbay, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Set in 30 acres of superb sub-tropical grounds, Landscove enjoys a stunning location with breathtaking cliff-top views out across the ocean. Surrounded by the spectacular vistas and...

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    Ashford, Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Located less than 5 miles away from the largest town in North Devon, Barnstaple. You have everything you might need right on your doorstep, from shops and restaurants to an array of...

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    Torquay, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Check out glorious views of the English Riviera from this hilltop setting.

    With a lovely countryside location on the glorious English Riviera, near Torquay’s stylish...

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    Combe Martin, North Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Set on a low cliff boasting spectacular ocean views, Sandaway Beach, sits just a short walk, down approximately 80 steps, from its own renowned private shingle beach, close to the...

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    Westward Ho!, North Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Just a few minutes’ walk from the famous Pebble Ridge and the fantastic safe sandy beach at Westward Ho! (accessed by a private walkway), this beautifully maintained park offers...

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    Westward Ho!, North Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Sloping gently down to the seafront, this superbly presented park has been beautifully planted to create a tranquil seaside oasis. Easy access to Westward Ho’s glorious sandy beach...

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    Nr Bigbury-on-Sea, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Tucked away in a peaceful corner of Devon, Challaborough Bay is set right by a beautiful Blue Flag beach that’s lapped by shallow waters, inviting you to dip a toe in. With...

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    Shaldon, Nr Teignmouth, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    This award winning, magnificently located park, set on the banks of the River Teign in picturesque Shaldon, is the perfect venue for a whole range of holiday activities whatever your...

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    Dawlish Warren, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Great standards, fantastic entertainment, a terrific indoor pool complex and a truly superb location - these are just a few of the things that make Welcome Family Holiday Park an ideal...

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    Brixham, Torbay, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    With spectacular views across Torbay, this family owned park, is situated just 150 yards from the shingle beach at Fishcombe Cove and the southwest coastal path. Take time to explore...

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    Paignton, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Enjoying stunning sea views over the nearby coast, Beverley Park offers excellent facilities for all the family. Located in the beautiful English Riviera, it’s a perfect setting...

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  20. Honiton, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Blossom Hill is set close to the Blackdown Hills in East Devon’s green heart, this outstanding collection of lodges nestles in a vast private estate boasting 40 acres of mature...

  21. Axminster, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Andrewshayes Orchard Retreat is part of our exclusive Bouja Luxury Boutique Breaks Collection. Set in beautiful countryside, the Andrewshayes Orchard Retreat is a development of...

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    Tavistock, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Harford Bridge Holiday Park is an award winning, 5 Star Devon holiday park set in Dartmoor National Park beside the River Tavy with delightful views of the moor.
    Situated just...

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    Chudleigh, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Situated in 12 acres of green rolling hills and just one mile away from the ancient wool town of Chudleigh and just 2½ miles from our sister park, Finlake Holiday Resort, Holmans...

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    Paignton, South Devon, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Tucked in the peace and quiet of the South Devon countryside, Barton Pines is home to a collection of beautiful lodges and apartments, and the kind of facilities that’ll make you...

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