Visit Devon Blog

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Whether you are a first time visitor to Devon or a resident, our blog is the perfect place to find top tips for travel around the county, ideas and inspiration for your stay and all the latest news. 

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Top tips for surfing in Devon this summer

As home to the UK’s first surf reserve, there are plenty of opportunities to practice your surf in Devon. Whether you are a seasoned pro, trying it out for the first time or are just an occasional surfer, here are our top tips for surfing this summer while in Devon. Firstly – where to surf Surfing…

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Great beaches to visit in South Devon

If you’re looking for a day or two at the beach, Devon is the place to be. Not only do you have the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast and the UK’s first Surf Reserve in the North but also a host of beaches around the county of varying sizes and popularity. Whether you’re looking for a big expanse…

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Great coastal walks in Devon

The sun is starting to shine and the weather is warmer, so it’s the perfect time to head to the coast! If you want to avoid the busy beaches and getting all your possessions covered in sand, why not enjoy the sea views from afar with a charming coastal walk instead? These routes are some of the most…

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Bright and beautiful breaks in Brixham

Brixham is a charming coastal town located in Devon, England. Known for its picturesque harbour, bustling tourism trade, vibrant fishing industry, and stunning natural beauty, Brixham offers numerous opportunities for bright and beautiful breaks. While staying with Port Properties, here are some…

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14 Devon beaches given Blue Flag status

This year, Devon has received 14 Blue Flag awards for its beaches. The Blue Flag is only presented to well managed beaches with high standards of safety, cleanliness and management. Here are the beaches awarded the Blue Flag for 2023 Blackpool Sands Westward Ho! Seaton Sidmouth Town Beach Exmouth…

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Great seaside resorts to visit this summer

Spring is here which means it’s the perfect time for planning ahead to your summer getaways. This summer, why not book a trip to the seaside? In Devon, there are a huge number of incredible seaside resorts all over the county offering everything from cute cottages, dog friendly apartments, luxury…

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Overlooked beaches to visit in South Devon

You all know that South Devon is full of incredible beaches, but some of the best ones are those that are often overlooked because of their size or because they have been overshadowed by those located in better known areas of the county. Here are a couple that we think you should visit, especially…

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A Beach Clean with Visit South Devon

Last month Visit South Devon was invited to take part in a beach clean hosted by The Devon Concierge Club. The event was in collaboration with the 2 Minute Foundation, a fantastic charity who believe that simple acts can lead to a big difference. Their aim is to see a world without plastic litter…

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Devon’s best beaches to visit this winter

With an abundance of beaches, you’re never too far away from one when you visit Devon. Typically, we think of the height of summer when it comes to planning a trip to the coast, but it doesn’t have to be that way. At this time of year, the beaches are dramatic, have even better surfing conditions…

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The best beaches to visit this autumn

Visiting the beach in the autumn is perfect if you want to experience Devon’s coastlines without having to fight your way to the seafront. If you love the beach but don’t love crowds, visiting once the summer rush is over is a great option – this time of year still benefits from warm weather but a…

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