Log cabin holidays in Devon offer everything visitors could want: majestic cliffs, rolling hills, secluded beaches, and charming seaports.
Flanked by Cornwall to the west and Somerset to the east, Devon is divided into ten principal districts – Exeter, East Devon, Mid Devon, North Devon, Torridge, West Devon, South Hams, Teignbridge, Plymouth, and Torbay – and each warrant a visit. While you may not make it to all of these areas in just one trip, we’ve assembled a bit of what you can find throughout the region.
You’re in for a treat if you’ve booked your log cabin holidays in Devon near one of the coasts. North Devon is lined with sandy beaches and dotted with coves, but don’t let the mild description fool you: North Devon is home to some of the most advanced surfing and coasteering in the country. With the exception of the red limestone cliffs along the south coast, the scenery in South Devon is gentler than that of the north: think rolling hills and easy walking trails.
Torquay, Paignton, and Brixham are often referred to as the English Riviera for their stretches of sandy beaches and hopping nightlife. Two of the larger towns in Devon, Plymouth and Exeter, offer all of the shopping and cultural life found in large cities. Finally, famous for its outdoor life and rugged natural beauty, Dartmoor boasts three UNESCO sites, two national parks, and countless moors.
Active travellers will appreciate the multitude of adventure sports offered up by both Devon’s north and south coastlines: with surfing, kayaking, windsurfing, fishing, and canoeing opportunities just steps from your door, it’s nearly impossible to choose what to do with your day. And those are just the water sports! In-land adventures include horseback riding, hiking, and walking or biking the 200+ miles of coastline.
For holidaymakers who prefer less activity and more tranquillity, Devon is home to hundreds of hidden coves and miles of sandy beaches. The north coastline faces the Atlantic while the south faces the English Channel, and with over 33 beaches to choose from, beach goers and sun-worshippers won’t be disappointed.
We recommend Dawlish Warren Beach on the south coast for its bustling promenade, its proximity to Exeter, and its nearby nature preserve. Our favourite beach on the north coast is Croyde Bay in North Devon, for its all-inclusiveness: this sandy beach is welcoming no matter what your expertise may be, from swimming and surfing to simply taking in the sun.
Apart from sand and waves, Devon is home to a variety of festivals. If you’re heading to Devon this spring, don’t miss the BMAD Motorbike Festival (Paignton, South Devon) from 2 – 4 May 2014, Here you’ll find live music, beer tents, stalls manned by local vendors, and motorcyclists from around the country.
Music fans visiting Devon will love the region’s vibrant music scene, from the Barbican International Jazz and Blues Festival on 13-14 June (Plymouth, Devon) to the folksy Somersault Festival (Barnstaple, North Devon) and the rock n’roll Chagstock Festival (Chagford, Devon), both in mid-July.
In addition to the music festivals that happen all summer long, Devon offers unique events celebrating local cuisine: the annual Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink packs in three days of food by local chefs from 25-27 April, while the entire south coast celebrates seafood in August during Crab Month in South Devon.
Visitors who enjoy sporting events over festivals will find plenty year-round in Devon, but especially during the summer. Cycling enthusiasts will enjoy the Heart of Dartmoor Cycle Challenge in May, while summer’s end in September brings the South West leg of the Tour of Britain as the cyclists ride from Sidmouth to Haytour. For those who prefer water sports, the Royal Regatta in Dartmouth and the Torbay Royal Regatta in Torquay are both popular August sailing events.
These are just a few of the reasons that log cabin holidays in the UK and Devon in particular remain a popular tourist destination all year long. For more information on what to do and see during log cabin holidays in Devon, contact us today. If you still haven’t booked your stay, take a look around the site for a range of log cabin holidays in Devon.