Summer in Devon

Sun, sea, sand... There is so much more to Devon than that but we can all agree it is one of the best places to be in the Summer. Whether you're looking for a traditional British seaside holiday, a rural retreat or a family holiday full of adventure you'll find the perfect break here in Devon. 

Something new with every season

With Devon’s incredibly diverse landscape, every change in season brings something new and interesting to see and do. The countryside, National Parks of Exmoor and Dartmoor and the woodland and open country change with each passing month, allowing you to indulge in those amazing warm colours of autumn, spy the seasonal birds and enjoy the changing plants. Not only that, but being located in the south west, Devon has a milder microclimate than most of the UK, so even in the autumn you can guarantee that the weather will be warmer than other areas of the country.

A fresh new flavour

We all love fish and chips on the beach and a Devonshire cream tea in the sunshine. Honestly, nothing beats Devon’s fresh, seasonal food and drink and the summer months mean a whole new set of exciting dishes to try. From simple light dishes in the region’s pubs and restaurants to exciting new ice cream flavours to sample at the seafront, there is always something new to try, whatever the season. 

Things to do in the summer

From swimming to surfing to amazing festivals, there is always something to do while in Devon this summer! Find the perfect attractions and activities for the whole family here

Amazing accommodation

The summer months are some of the busiest in Devon, especially in the more popular resort areas so you need to make sure you book your accommodation well in advance. From cosy cottages complete with log burners and hot tubs perfectly positioned for watching the sunset to luxurious hotels with all the comforts you would expect to holiday parks with a pool just waiting to help you cool off, there really is a never ending choice of amazing accommodation just waiting for you in Devon.

Top summer events in Devon

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What's on over the summer holidays in Devon

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Spending the summer holidays in Devon? If you’re looking for family-friendly things to do for a day out, here are a couple of suggestions of what’s on over the next couple of months. Right at the beginning of the school holidays, Buckland Abbey are hosting an Elizabethan Weekend where you can learn…

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Unleash your Wild at Wildwood Devon this Summer

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Create unforgettable family memories at Wildwood Devon’s best British wildlife park this summer. Wildwood Devon’s Summer Bonanza promises an action-packed summer adventure. From Saturday 22 July – Sunday 3 September, Wildwood Devon will be hosting a Summer Bonanza like no other, with help from its…

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Spend a summer of fun in Devon

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The summer holidays are almost upon us which means six weeks of fun and games, so why not spend your time in Devon? There are plenty of things to see and do, covering a range of activities and budgets. To help you plan the perfect summer in Devon, here are some suggestions for great things to do…

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Swing into summer with the National Trust in Devon

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Across Devon, National Trust places are alive with the promise of warm summer days, lazy weekend picnics and trips out with family and friends. There are loads on offer this season, from wildflower walks to garden and art tours and garden theatre performances to family trails. What’s more, every…

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