Tuesday, 27 October 2020

7 Tips For a Delightful Devon Staycation

                                                Photo by Peter Ford on Unsplash

Any kind of travel is tricky these days, but the chances are that in the next 6 months or so it’ll (eventually!) be slightly easier to holiday at home than abroad.

But if you’re planning a Great British staycation where should you be heading?

The bright lights of London?

The lochs, glens and mountains of Scotland?

How about beautiful Devon?

With a sunny climate and stunning coastline, this wonderful county in England’s southwest has something for everyone.

Sounds good? Here are seven tips for a delightful Devon staycation.

1.    Plan your itinerary

Devon is over 6700 square kilometres in size and its chock-full of attractions, so you’ll need to plan carefully with an itinerary that prioritises your top picks and includes extra time to extend the duration in favourite spots  ̶  if you end up loving Torquay, why not stay three nights instead of two?

2.    Hire a car

With craggy cliffs, sweeping beaches and charming towns and villages, Devon is built for road trips. Hire a car in Plymouth with Enjoy Travel and hit the road for amazing adventures where you can blast out your holiday playlist without complaint.

3.    Book your accommodation

There are plenty of hotels in the English Riviera, but why not rent a Devon holiday cottage from Airbnb and enjoy an immersive accommodation experience where you’re living in someone’s home in a real residential area?

4.    Unique history

There’s plenty to do in Devon for history buffs. For starters, Compton and Dartmouth castles are well worth a visit, the Tamar Valley heritage train line is terrific and Morwelham is a magical village, mine and craft centre where you can step back in time and see how copper was once mined and then exported all across Europe.

5.    Beautiful beaches

Devon is arguably Britain’s best destination for beaches and there are bags to choose from. For starters, spend a family day out at Woolcaombe Beach and you’ll love the pretty coloured bathing huts as well as the paddleboarding and kayaking activities, but Barricane Beach is a slightly more serene alternative where you can collect unusual shells supposedly washing in from the Caribbean.

6.    Surfing

That’s right  ̶  you can surf in England as well as in Hawaii and Australia! There are lots of places to hang ten in Devon, but Croyde Bay beach is one of the best for consistently good surf quality. If you haven’t tried the sport before, lessons are available from local clubs like Surf South West.

7.    Cuisine

If you’re a foodie, there’s plenty of fabulous cuisine in Devon to tickle your fancy. It’s tough to single out one eatery, but if you dine at the Michelin-starred Treby Arms, your taste buds will thank you. Try the jerk chicken breast with coconut rice and watercress with pineapple and tomato  ̶  divine.

Follow these seven tips and you’ll have a Devon staycation that you’ll treasure forever!

That’s our list! Share your own Devon travel tips in the comments section.

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9 comments:

  1. I love Devon and have had many a happy stay there, it has been a few years since we last went hopefully will get there next year

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  2. These are some great tips. We really love Devon, it is such a beautiful part of the country!

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  3. We visit Devon every year as we have family there, it is such a lovely place to explore.

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  4. I've never been and would love to go. You've made some suggestions, all of which I'd be up for, with the castles and that beach being at the top of the list.

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  5. I'd love to explore Devon more as I've only been down that part of the UK once and the beaches look amazing x

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  6. Been to Devon a few times and just love it-such a beautiful part of the world!

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  7. We have never been to Devon before but I would love to. These are all such helful tips, I can't wait to start planning our next holiday.

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  8. My Dad lives in Devon and we went to see him yesterday, shame the weather was so bad as we were looking forward to a walk along the beach

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  9. Devon is on the top of our list of places to visit when everything gets back to normal. We have been to Cornwall a few times and Devon sounds just as magical!

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