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

    Enjoy a quiet, idyllic setting near Kentisbeare village in beautiful mid-Devon, Goodiford Mill offers a tranquil retreat in which to relax. Set in 15 acres of lovely countryside boasting...

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    Woolacombe, North Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Commanding panoramic views over the Bristol Channel, the Atlantic Ocean and the glorious Devonshire countryside, Mullacott Park offers the perfect retreat for a relaxing holiday. Midway...

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    Berrynarbor, Ilfracombe, North Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Grattons Cedar Lodges are set within a quiet picturesque hillside garden location on the edge of the village of Berrynarbor. Nestled in an area of outstanding natural beauty with...

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    Croyde Bay, North Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Wake up to one of the most spectacular views in Devon – beautiful Croyde Bay. This golden stretch of sand and stunning coastline is waiting for you right outside Ruda.

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    Berrynarbor, Ilfracombe, North Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Nestling in a beautiful 12 acre woodland setting boasting magnificent views overlooking Watermouth Harbour and Castle, a warm welcome awaits visitors to this friendly family run park. A...

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

    Woodbury Woods is part of our exclusive Bouja Luxury Caravan Breaks Collection. Tucked away in serene woodland just a mile away from the idyllic setting of Woodbury common you will find...

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    Dalwood, Axminster, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Larkshayes Cottages is part of our Daisy Door Cottage Style Collection, a magnificently located collection of former stables lovingly restored to create an idyllic Devonshire retreat...

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

    Eastdon Estate is part of our Daisy Door Cottage style Collection, enviably set in 55 acres of lush landscaped gardens and mature woodland. Arriving via the sweeping driveway that leads...

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    Dawlish, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Dawlish Warren Coastal Retreats is set in 55 acres of lush landscaped gardens and mature woodland. On arrival you will be greeted by the long sweeping
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    Dawlish, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Situated less than a mile from the glorious blue flag beaches of Dawlish Warren, Oakcliff Holiday Park offers you a superb base to explore the hidden gems of beautiful South Devon.

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    Clyst St Mary, Nr Exeter, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Crealy Theme Park & Resort is part of our exclusive Bouja Luxury Boutique Breaks Collection. Situated in the heart of the Devonshire countryside, the award-winning Crealy Theme Park and...

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

    Oaklcliff Cottages is part of our Daisy Door Cottage Style Collection, with easy access to the wonderful Blue Flag beaches of Dawlish Warren. From bubbling hot tubs to an outdoor pool...

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    Dawlish, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Situated in beautiful South Devon less than a mile from the Blue Flag beaches of Dawlish Warren, Lady’s Mile Holiday Park has something for everyone with superb facilities and...

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    Axminster, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    "Set in a breathtaking, tree studded haven of natural beauty on the Dorset-Devon border and boasting magnificent views over the Axe Valley, this enchanting retreat offers a relaxing base...

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    Webbery, Bideford, North Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Bulworthy Forest Lodges is part of our Wanderwood Lodge Holidays Collection, tucked away down a picturesque tree-lined drive leading to Bulworthy Forest in heavenly North Devon. Nestling...

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    Paignton, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Primley Meadow is part of our exclusive Bouja Luxury Caravan Breaks Collection. Nestled in glorious rolling Devonshire countryside a luxurious rural retreat awaits.

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    Paignton, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Boasting a lovely valley setting on the doorstep of the ‘English Riviera’, this superbly located park sits just 2.5 miles from the glorious beaches and bustling town centre...

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    Longdown, Exeter, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Ideally located on a rural farm in 65 acres of fields and woodland boasting a private fishing lake, yet just 6 miles from bustling Exeter, these stylish lodges truly offer the best of...

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    Paignton, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Boasting a lovely valley setting on the doorstep of the ‘English Riviera’, this superbly located park sits just 2.5 miles from the glorious beaches and bustling town centre...

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    South Molton, nr Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon, South West of England

    The Retreat at Romansleigh Park is part of our Evermore Lodge Holiday Collection, an exclusive development situated in 13 acres of stunning North Devonshire countryside, just a short...

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    Bideford, Nr Clovelly, North Devon, Devon, South West of England

    With its gorgeous hilltop setting, offering spectacular sea views and nearby beaches to explore, including a Blue Flag beach, you’ll find everything you’re looking for in a...

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    Hele Bay, Ilfracombe, North Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Beach Cove Coastal Retreat is part of our exclusive Bouja Luxury Boutique Breaks Collection. A cosy, super-stylish cluster of beach hut style retreats and apartments offering a fabulous...

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