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 picturesque in the county, but some of them maybe more accessible than others – make sure to have sensible shoes and stay hydrated while out exploring!

Baggy Point
Croyde, North Devon

Managed by the National Trust, Baggy Point is part of the North Devon AONB. The most popular route is a four mile circular one that follows a waymarked path and offers some stunning views of the coastline.

Budleigh Salterton
Budleigh Salterton, East Devon

There are several short, easy walks that are level and suitable for those using mobility aids or pushchairs to be found in this area. Each one offers views of the Jurassic Coast and the Otter Estuary. The shortest route follows the sea front to the town centre, while longer ones will take you between the sea and the estuary, all of them start and end at the Lime Kiln car park.

Brixham Harbour
Brixham, English Riviera

There are loads of lovely coastal walks around Brixham Harbour, including one to Breakwater Beach and one to Berry Head. The route to Breakewater is a short, level walks and offers views across the Torquay, while the walk to Berry Head is a little more difficult but also gives a great view across the bay.

South Devon

Salcombe is a hugely beautiful place to visit and there are several coastal walks to enjoy, including a walk to Gara Rock, This trail will take you from Salcombe itself through to East Portlemouth towards Gara Rock and then back again.

Valley of Rocks
Exmoor, North Devon

Looking like something out of Middle Earth more than England, Valley of Rocks is a valley that runs alongside the coast in Exmoor. It is home to a herd of feral goats and is popular with walkers and photographers because of its beautiful views.

Another option for anyone wanting a coastal route to follow would be to pick up the South West Coast Path. It is the longest national path in England and joins Somerset, Devon and Dorset by following the coast. You can pick up the trail at various points and at certain locations can even get passport stamps that you can collect!