If you’re taking up photography in the New Year or maybe challenging yourself to do something new, we’ve put together a list of some of the best photo spots across Devon to help you get the most out of your camera.

Of course, Devon is full of photogenic spots and we’re barely scraping the surface with these suggestions, if you have a favourite photo spot, don’t forget to add your creations to our library here.

Black Church Rock, nr Bideford

If you’re a seasoned photographer, you’ll likely already know this location. Set just out to see near Bideford in North Devon, Black Church Rock looks like something out of a fantasy novel which is why it is so popular with photographers of all abilities. We would recommend visiting during low tide, so you can get closer to it and see the whole of the structure, or alternatively, head there at sunrise, if you can get the sun through the gaps in the rock it’ll make for a truly stunning photo.

Be aware that the rocks can get very slippery, so make sure to wear good shoes, there is parking available at Brownsham National Trust carpark nearby, and there is a marked footpath down to the coast.

Westcombe/ Wyscombe Beach, Kingsbridge

So good it was named twice, this beach is mostly known as Wyscombe by the locals but you might struggle to find it using that name. You can find it by heading to the National Trust car park for Aymer Cove, once parked up, you’ll need to head along the South West Coast Path, so this one will require a bit of walking, make sure you have appropriate footwear and be aware that because of the nature of the paths, it might not necessarily be accessible for everyone. If you can get there, it is well worth it. The beach is very picturesque and if you manage to get there during low tide, you’ll have a chance of capturing the rocks in the sand. We also think sunset is a good time to visit for photographs, especially if you can get the sun peering through the rock formation

Start Point Lighthouse, Kingsbridge

Another site near Kingsbridge, Start Point is also a popular place to visit. The lighthouse alongside the picturesque ocean cliffs make this a great place for photographers whatever your ability.

There is a car park right next to it, with just a ten minute walk to get to the lighthouse itself.

Wembury Beach, Plymouth

Sand, rocks and rockpools, as well as a Great Mew Stone, there’s plenty to catch your eye here. There is also Wembury Church just beyond the beach, so once you’ve exhausted the beach, simply turn around for another subject entirely.

There is a huge carpark behind the church, so it’s a very easily accessible beach, giving everyone the chance to explore. The car park is managed by the National Trust, so members should check the website before travelling for updates on whether they can park for free.

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