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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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    Chudleigh, Newton Abbot, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Finlake Holiday Resort is part of our Go Active+ Breaks Collection. Set in 130 acres of beautiful South Devon countryside on the edge of Dartmoor, just half an hour from the sea and...

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

    Boasting stunning views across the crystal waters of Torbay to the sea beyond, Devon Bay enjoys a wonderful hillside setting in the heart of the English Riviera. With one of...

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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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    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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    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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    Paignton, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Close to the safe sandy beaches and numerous family attractions of the English Riviera, Beverley Bay offers you a superb base for a fun family holiday. Beverley Bay boasts a relaxed...

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

    Enjoying stunning panoramic views over the beautiful North Devon countryside, Manleigh Park sits close to the quaint village of Combe Martin, just a few minutes’ drive from...

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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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    Woodbury, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Located on idyllic Woodbury Common, only 11/2 miles from the village of Woodbury, this friendly, family run park sits just a short drive from Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Exeter and...

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    Cullompton, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    These lodges are wonderfully set in the heart of the Devon countryside with an abundance of wildlife. Each lodge has either a lakeside or hill top setting. Perfect for a relaxing...

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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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    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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    Starcross, Nr Dawlish, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Tucked away in 80 acres of woods, meadows and parkland with its own fishing lakes, this award winning park unites fantastic family facilities with an enviable location just a...

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    Cockwood Harbour, Nr Dawlish, South Devon, Devon, South West of England

    Portmile Lodges are set in landscaped grounds with exceptional views of the Devon countryside. This select development of exclusive lodges offers the perfect retreat for a relaxing...

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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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    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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    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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    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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