If you’re anything like us, your Instagram is likely looking a little empty with everything that has happened over 2020 and the start of 2021. While restrictions haven’t lifted just yet, we thought we would share some of our favourite spots around East Devon for taking photos, so that when we’re able to visit again, we know exactly where to go to get the perfect photos to show off to our friends.

There has been some indication as to when restrictions will be lifted, but please do not visit the region until these have been confirmed and announced. You can find the latest information at gov.uk/coronavirus.

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Starting off in Sidmouth, Jacob’s Ladder beach is one of the ideal places for taking photos. Not only do you have the staircase, but there is also the crashing waves, the rock face and the beach area in general. Plus, if you climb the ladder, up to Connaught Gardens, you have an even better view and even more angles to play with.

Orcombe Point

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Located along the Jurassic Coastline, this is just a few miles from Exmouth town centre and can be easily accessed via the South West Coast Path. Get there at the right time of day and you’ll spot some incredible light shows across the waves.

Budleigh Salterton

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Cute beach huts? Check. Iconic red cliffs? Check. Pebbled beach? Check. Budleigh Salterton isn’t far from Sidmouth and has plenty of great photo spots. The beach area offers lots of opportunities to snap a good photo as does the town itself.

Ladram Bay

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As a private beach, there are usually fewer people to be found here which means you can photograph the rock formations to your heart’s content! There are some wonderful walking routes to take you around to Ladram Bay from Sidmouth too.

Woodbury Common

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If you want to play around with the light a little more, why not head to Woodbury Common where you can get the perfect photo of the sun shining through the trees and depending on what time of year you visit, there are some incredible colours to be seen. The common itself is home to birds of prey and other wildlife which you might be lucky enough to snap and then there is the woodland and the castle to entertain you too.

What are your favourite places to grab a photo in the East Devon area? If you’re missing visits to Sidmouth and the surrounding region, make sure to follow us on Instagram and to check out our webcams page to see the town in all its glory! It won’t be long now before you can come and see it in person! For the latest updates, make sure to check gov.uk/coronavirus.