Trains to South Devon

South Devon is a wonderful getaway for people of all ages, whether you’re after a relaxing retreat, an action-packed adventure or a fun-filled family holiday. Featuring beautiful coastlines and stunning countryside as well as thirteen historic market towns, and a wonderful scattering of villages and hamlets, each one unique, South Devon is waiting to be explored.

Beaches and The Outdoors

If you love the outdoors and being active then why not paddle a canoe along the regions estuaries, spend the day cycling the dramatic coastal paths and discovering the beautiful beaches or simply take a walk and explore the area’s stunning landscape. 

There are miles of safe award winning beaches for families, or if you want more action, you can try some of the popular water sports on offer. Many of South Devon’s beaches have awards for water and beach quality, and much of the coastline is under the protection of an AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) or the National Trust.

For anyone who enjoys walking, cycling or horseriding, one of the greatest pleasures of a holiday in South Devon is a day out in the wilds of Dartmoor.

Events and Festivals

South Devon is home to a year round programme of music and cultural events.  Enjoy one of the musical, craft, literature and art events that take place there each year. Find out more about the events that are taking place on the Visit South Devon website.

Food and Drink

If you enjoy good food then South Devon’s extensive range of restaurants and pubs offering tasty local produce are perfect for you.   With fantastic restaurants, lively food festivals, tasty local produce and the best seafood in the country there is a plethora of culinary delights for you to explore.  Take a look at the foody delights of South Devon.


Whether you’re looking for a luxury hotel, a boutique B&B, a holiday park, self catering cottage or campsite, there’s something here to suit every taste.  South Devon is a year round destination with accommodation available whenever you chose to visit.  Search where to stay in South Devon with our Hotels tool


Keep the children entertained with a host of Family Attractions whatever the weather - go wild at the zoo, paint pottery, ride a rollercoaster or have a great family day out at one of South Devon's top attractions.


For those looking for a more relaxing break South Devon boasts an array of local arts and crafts to capture your imagination, as well as the opportunity to wander around historic buildings, museums and award winning gardens. Click here for more information.

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