Towns and Villages
Explore South Devon
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South Devon is brimming full with something for everyone to enjoy. From playing on gorgeous golden sands, dipping in the bright blue sea and exploring on rugged walks to enjoying the sights and sounds of the bustling towns, you’ll find everything you want to do, and probably a few things you don’t even know you want to do yet, ready and waiting.
Out on the water
Whether you’re a water sports seasoned pro or just want to have a go, you’ll find a great range of water sports on offer at Teignmouth, Shaldon, Dartmouth and Salcombe. The gently shelving, soft sand beaches from Dawlish all along the coast to Salcombe are ideal if you just want to get your toes refreshed with a quick paddle and are great for anyone with a bucket, spade and a mission to create a sandcastle. When the sun shines, family holidays really can’t get much better, or easier, than this.
On dry land
The fertile land and lush waters also result in some of the best food produce in the county. Local shops and restaurant menus are packed full of all the best flavours of the area and won’t disappoint even serious foodies. Check out the farmers and food markets in Newton Abbot, Totnes, Kingsbridge and Dartmouth for some seriously tasty local treats or head to the coast at Teignmouth, Shaldon, Dartmouth and Salcombe for some freshly caught seafood, straight from the boat.
Shop 'til you drop
Shopping addicts can also happily flex their credit cards as the local towns afford a variety of ways to get your fix. From high-end boutiques and nautical styles in Salcombe and Dartmouth, to the alternative and unusual filling the streets of Totnes, you’ll be able to take home something for yourself and friends, whatever your style. Regattas and air shows fill the water and skies throughout the summer months – from quirky events to serious competition, you’ve not seen it all until you’ve visited South Devon.