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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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    Budleigh Salterton, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Award winning Ladram Bay Holiday Park has been family owned for over 75 years and offers the perfect combination for a family seaside holiday – first class entertainment, quality...

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

    Situated near to one of the finest sandy beaches in the country and surrounded by beautiful Devon countryside, there’s so much for you to see and do, you’ll be spoilt for...

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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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    Axminster, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Overlooking East Devon’s spectacular Corry Valley, just 6 miles from the world-renowned Jurassic Coast, this friendly park offers a perfectly located base for relaxing and...

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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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    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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    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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    Dawlish, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    This friendly park is located close to famous Dawlish Warren beach and boasts indoor and outdoor pools and outstanding entertainment, perfect for a family seaside holiday.

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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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    Shaldon, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Coast View Holiday Park is the perfect place to unwind with spectacular views of the Jurassic Coast. Boasting first class facilities for the whole family to enjoy, including a heated...

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    Stratton, Nr Bude, North Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Situated within 45 acres of beautiful countryside and just a stroll away from the sandy beaches of Bude, Burn Coastal Retreat is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of...

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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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    Ilfracombe, North Devon, Devon, South West of England

    In the popular resort of Ilfracombe, close to the sea, this holiday park has something to offer everyone.

    Among the facilities for you to enjoy on the park are two fabulous...

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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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    Brixham, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Stunningly located overlooking the picturesque bay and beach of St Mary’s Bay, Riviera Bay has magnificent views out to...

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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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    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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    Brixham, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    South Bay Holiday Park boasts an ideal location just above Brixham’s bustling harbour in the corner of Devon’s fabulous ’English Riviera’. Together with a host of...

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

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

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    Paignton, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

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    Exmouth, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Enjoying a spectacular hillside setting sweeping steeply down to Sandy Bay with direct access to the sandy beach, Devon Cliffs boasts wonderful views, fantastic facilities and something...

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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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    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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