South Devon really comes into its own during the summer months. The scenery is at its most beautiful, the beaches are at their most inviting and the family attractions are all open for business so no matter what kind of a summer holiday you want, you can find it here. South Devon’s climate during the summer is comparable to the Mediterranean, so why spend even more of your holiday money flying to the Med? With long sunny days and sultry summer nights, summer breaks in South Devon can take almost any form you want them to.
The coastline in this region is incredibly popular in the summer. With golden sandy beaches, clear waters and secluded bays, it’s a perfect (and cheaper) alternative to holidaying abroad. As a result of its popularity, South Devon has a growing number of hotels, holiday resorts and self-catering cottages all within easy access of the seaside, so if you’re looking for a traditional bucket and spade break with the family, our beaches tick all the boxes. Top quality attractions and theme parks keep the kids happy, and there’s some great restaurants for the grown-ups to indulge in some gastro-tourism too. Many hotels, such as the Dartmouth Golf and Country Club, also offer on-site golf courses, allowing sporting enthusiasts to make the most of their summer breaks, and the region is famous for its water sports if messing about in the ocean is more your thing.
Camping is going through a bit of a revival at the moment, so if you fancy trying your hand at ‘roughing it’ a bit, South Devon has plenty of excellent campsites set in idyllic, rural surroundings that’ll break you in gently to the joys of life under canvas. Ross Park in Newton Abbot is pet-friendly, has been awarded five AA stars and five stars by Visit Britain and features an extensive play area for younger campers.
With miles of coastal walks, fishing opportunities, family attractions and historic sites to explore, it is small wonder that so many people decide to go to South Devon for their summer breaks. Why not come and experience a summer break in South Devon for yourself?