From paddle-boarding amongst the seals to sea kayaking in Salcombe, Devon is the place to make a splash, whatever the season. It’s just as well that Devon has a range of adventurous pursuits at its fingertips, because you’ll be wanting to burn off all that grub! Second to its dazzling coastline, Devon’s extravagant seafood scene and clotted cream scones are the stuff of legend. It’s also home to one of the UK’s most lauded restaurants, two Michelin-star Gidleigh Park, not to mention some of the country’s cosiest gastro pubs, traditional seaside cafes and fancy cocktail bars.
However, the true beauty of Devon lies in its diversity. There’s the coast, where blissfully blue beaches fold into the shadows of craggy coves and surfers run out the day’s sun before heading to the bar. Then there’s Devon’s National Park, Dartmoor, where purple heather spills across the moor between lonely rock ruins and stoic trees. In Wistman’s Woods you’ll find forests fit for fairytales; while Clovelly and Appledore offer up timeless fishing villages.