Things To Do
Welcome to our beautiful corner of the country, where unspoilt coast and countryside await you. You won’t be short of things to do in South Devon – and you needn’t worry about running out of time to do it all with your own holiday home at Devon Valley.
On your adventures, you’ll find bustling market towns, pretty villages, stunning walking and cycle trails, countless water pursuits, nature reserves, Dartmoor national park, golf courses, spas, hidden gems… the list goes on! It’s easy to see why having your own holiday home in South Devon is such a good idea when you’ve got so much to fit in.
Delightful Towns and Villages
From our local, idyllic Shaldon to the lively City of Exeter – and the hundreds of pretty villages in between – you’ll find it almost impossible to run out of nearby places to visit.
Take your buckets and spades to classic seaside resorts like Dawlish Warren and Teignmouth or soak up the splendour of the English Riviera – cocktail in hand with a gaze over the glistening bay, of course.
You can take pleasure in a leisurely stroll through free-spirited Totnes, famous for its bohemian atmosphere; chic Dartmouth, home to the Royal Naval College; or stylish Salcombe, the origin of the famous Jack Wills brand. These staples of the South Hams are every bit as intriguing as they are unique – a must-visit!
If retail therapy is just what the doctor ordered, you shan’t be disappointed, either. Exeter and Plymouth are within easy reach, each boasting an outstanding shopping experience, including Princesshay and John Lewis (Exeter) or Drake Circus and the new Barcode development (Plymouth).
It’s a hard life, isn’t it? After all that beach-going, cocktail-supping, and shopping-til-you-dropping, you might find it’s time to engage in some more leisurely pastimes.
Unwind in one of several local spas, including the Aztec Spa in Torquay and the top-rated Gaia Spa just outside Plymouth. You can also grab a moment of zen with meditation, yoga, and other wellness activities available on regular dates at various local clubs and centres.
When you’re ready to step it up a gear, Devon doesn’t let you down! Whether you’re negotiating the tough terrain on two wheels through Haldon Forest Park, zipping through the treetops at Go Ape, or navigating the waterways in any type of craft you can imagine, Devon gets your heart pumping!
We’ve speedboat rides, cycle tracks galore, golf courses aplenty, hundreds of miles of signposted coastal and country walks, and too many other adventures to mention. Get out and explore!
Miles of Beaches
South Devon has some of the best beaches in the UK. The crystal-clear waters and glistening sands of over 50 local beaches are yours to enjoy – and they’re here waiting for you! Many are dog-friendly, too, so your four-legged friend doesn’t have to miss out.
Take a look at the official beach guide from Visit South Devon.
All activities or events listed are purely handy suggestions to allow you to carry out your own further research. The possibility to undertake any given pursuit may depend on the season, weather, etc.