Holidaying in South Devon this winter might be a little different to previous years. 

Everywhere you go you’ll find Covid safety measures in place or you might have put your plans on hold from earlier in the year, but one thing hasn’t changed ..... South Devon is the perfect place for a winter get away. 

If you’re looking for a day trip destination or are planning for a family Christmas holiday have a look below for just some of the great reasons to visit South Devon this winter. 

As well as details on where to visit, the ideas below include lots of stunning images so you can enjoy the region from home or get ideas to plan for a future trip. 

Enjoy the Scenery with Winter Walks

Whether its crisp wintery morning or to catch the last of the afternoon sun, a walk around South Devon is an amazing way to enjoy some fresh air, stretch your legs and discover the breathtaking scenery. 

Right across the region South Devon has an abundance of coastal and country viewpoints, which will make the perfect destination for any winter walk. And to help you decide where to head check out our blog posts Top 10 Countryside Viewpoints and Top 10 Coastal Viewpoints and find out where you can gaze out from a tor on Dartmoor, see the sea in the distance at Mamhead, stand next to a 19th century beacon in the Blackdown Hills AONB or look down the river mouth towards the sea in Dartmouth and Salcombe, be in awe of the staggering Jurassic cliff at Sidmouth or walk to Burgh Island at low tide.

Stunning Sunrises and Sunsets

With darker nights come later sunrises and earlier sunsets. Meaning this time of year is perfect for heading out to watch the sun rise over the horizon welcoming in a new day or signalling the end of an action packed day in a show of reds and oranges, without having to leave your accommodation too early or too late.  

When the sky’s putting on a show of its own, entertainment and magical memories are easy to find in South Devon. For some ideas on where to head check out our blog posts on the best places to watch a sunrise and the best places to watch a sunset.   

Wonderful Wildlife 

The winter months bring many changes to spring and summer. Not only do the trees loss their leafs and the shops and restaurants are full of seasonal treats, but the wildlife around us is changing too.  

One of the great winter wonders is an abundance of birds. With migrating birds flocking to the area it’s the perfect time to head out and try a bit of bird watching and the mud flats of the River Exe or protected landscapes of the regions Nature Reserves like Seaton Wetland and Slapton Ley are the perfect places to head. 

Or if you would like to join a guided bird watching cruise, Stuart Line Cruises give details on what you can see and how to book in their guest blog post

Cosy Stays

Open fires, cosy sitting rooms, stunning restaurants with warming winter meals and exciting activities all around are waiting for you in South Devons amazing accommodation. 

From hotels and B&Bs offering comfy rooms and delicious meals to self catering cottages, apartments and lodges for a relaxing family get away, find your perfect South Devon accommodation here and escape to the region for a winter break. 

And don’t worry if you’re not able to visit us just yet, all of these great activities and reasons to holiday here will still be waiting when you’re ready. And with different restrictions in place across the country, always check the Government website for the latest guidelines.  




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