Places to visit in South Devon
Separated from the mainland by a beautiful sandy tidal beach, Burgh Island is only accessible on foot across the beach at low tide, or via the unique sea tractor when the tide is high.
The area of Bigbury and Burgh Island is part of the South West Coast Path – and you can spend hours wandering along the stunning coastline just looking out to sea.
Distance: 7.5 miles
Modbury, our nearest small town
The historic market town of Modbury offers a number of independent small shops including a butcher, baker, delicatessen, art galleries, antique shops, pubs, an old fashioned iron monger and hardware store, an organic grocer, pharmacy and post office
Distance: 2.5 miles
Referred to as Southern England’s last wilderness, Dartmoor offers walkers 365 square miles of stunning moorland scenery. see the wild Dartmoor ponies, granite tors, rivers and streams and afterwards relax in a secluded pub or Inn for refreshments. Dartmoor National Park is legendary for its undulating hills, fantastic walks and sweeping views- a great way to explore the unspoilt landscape and get back to nature.
Distance: 8 miles
Dartmoor Prison Museum
Visit Dartmoor prison museum and learn about ‘life inside’ one of the world’s most famous and notorious jails.
Take a stroll along the Tidal Road, Aveton Gifford, a hot spot for walkers and bird watchers. Follow the River Avon along its course and take in the beautiful scenery, part of the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Stop off at The Fisherman’s Rest for a refreshment, located at the top of the river.
Distance: 4.5 miles
A traditional, unspoilt fishing village with a sheltered, sandy beach in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The beach is backed by rocky cliffs and the villages of Inner and Outer Hope. A couple of small shops and a choice of places to eat close by with a view out to sea. Hope Cove has recently been shown on BBC1’s drama ‘The Coroner‘. Hope Cove also has it’s very own independent lifeboat.
Distance: 7 miles
At the mouth of the Kingsbridge Estuary, sheltered from the open sea and surrounded by countryside steeped in history and character. Spend time exploring the unique little shops, the old quaint buildings, the interesting alleyways or take the passenger ferry over to the sandy beaches of East Portlemouth or South Sands. Salcombe offers a wealth of things to do and see. From its boutiques and eateries to suit every taste to its laid back pace and seaside feel, this harbour town is a firm favourite. Salcombe Tourist Information
Distance: 12 miles.
A busy estuary town, delightful shops, various pubs and restaurants, galleries, a popular farmers market and leisure centre. Take a stroll along the quay side or take a river cruise down to Salcombe.
Distance: 7 miles.
Experience the broad spectrum of tourist attractions the city has to offer. Beautiful scenery from the Barbican or the Hoe, numerous restaurants, theatres, cinemas, bars and pubs, along with the National Marine Aquarium, and Drakes Circus Shopping Center.
Distance: 21 miles.
National Marine Aquarium
Plymouth, Devon. The UK’s biggest Aquarium. The National Marine Aquarium is the charity dedicated to raising awareness of the oceans, the challenges they face and the ways in which we can all help ensure they have a sustainable future.
Distance: 15 miles.
A fascinating story, the subject of the Benjamin Mee book and subsequent film ‘We bought a zoo’. Set in 33 acres of beautiful woodland with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The park is a unique, family owned zoo with a fantastic collection of animals and the widest variety of big cats in the SW.
Distance: 12 miles.