South Hams - South Devon Holiday Brochure

Welcome to South Devon – a great UK destination for short or long breaks at any time of year - and right on your doorstep.

South Devon has some of the most beautiful beaches in the country – from tiny sheltered coves to great sweeps of golden sands and long stretches of pebbles and shingle.

The coastal region is characterised by a number of river estuaries that attract migratory and other birds. The Exe estuary in particular is an important stopping off site for many birds and both the great sand spit which forms Dawlish Warren and the freshwater Slapton Ley, are havens for wildlife. The Teign and the Avon estuaries are renowned for the quality of their mussels and oysters, whilst the Dart estuary, often described as “the most beautiful in all England”, has acted as a magnet to sailors for centuries.

The countryside away from the coast is shaped by the small farms that dominate the landscape and is dotted with delightful small towns, villages and hamlets. As you move further away from the coast, you climb steadily into Dartmoor - the scenery here is dramatic and if you enjoy wild, wide-open spaces, then a visit to Dartmoor is a must.


Explore this great part of the country with a reliable map.