Reasons to Visit Devon
The largest county in the South West, Devon is bursting at the seams with things to do to entertain the whole family on holiday - from fossil-filled coastlines to Dartmoor’s countryside idyll and beyond!
Devon also boasts some quintessentially English seaside towns, each with their own inimitable character. From Torquay to Westward Ho!, there’s something unique for everyone across this county - including some beautiful beaches and mesmerising scenery that has to be seen to be believed.
To put it simply, Devon isn’t just a place you drive through to get to Cornwall - it’s a stunning and tranquil destination ideal for getting away from it all with your loved ones.
We have four holiday parks scattered across Devon: Ruda and Bideford Bay on the North coast, and Torquay and Challaborough on the South coast of the county - each with our high-quality on park entertainment and a diverse range of accommodation options for your stay, including glamping, caravans, lodges and apartments.
The cleanest in the country, Devon’s beaches are sandy and serene
Water sports are available all across this county
Seafood and cream teas - what more could you want?
Four fantastic holiday parks to choose from in Devon
Eclectic entertainment for the whole family is available on park!
Devon has its fair share of great views, especially in the rolling hills of Exmoor National Park.Keep an eye out for ponies roaming this untamed landscape, which is home to historic churches and beautiful coastal woodlands.
Also worth a visit is the Jurassic Coast along the border with Dorset, with crumbling, fossil-filled cliffs providing a unique backdrop to holiday photos.
Devon’s beaches are the cleanest in England, and you’re simply spoilt for choice for coastal fun.
From the elegant English Riviera beaches of Oddicombe and Babbacombe near Torquay, Challaborough Bay’s Blue Flag accredited sands, and, of course, Croyde and Ruda on the northern coast of the county.
There’s more than enough to satisfy sand worshippers - and four-legged friends are welcome on a fair few of them, too!
Good old English eccentricity is on display at some of Devon’s more unique attractions such as The Big Sheep - a theme park dedicated to all things ovine near to our Bideford Bay Holiday Park, including daily sheep racing and a rollercoaster.
For a real sense of adventure, why not take a boat trip to the isolated and wild Lundy Island, situated in the middle of the Bristol Channel?
History & Culture
Norman era defences and Napoleonic heritage mean that Devon is an area that’s steeped in history throughout the ages.
The stunning, eerie ruins of Okehampton Castle, built in 1068, set amongst a forest by the River Okement, are a must-visit for both history buffs and fans of the supernatural - as the ruins are allegedly haunted!
Further south, Dartmouth Castle’s Napoleonic era defences are now an idyllic spot, perfect for a day out exploring the area.
If ice cream is more your thing, then consider finding a Hockings ice cream van for North Devon’s finest vanilla recipe, passed down through generations.
Torquay’s English Riviera Wheel offers incredible views of the beaches and coves surrounding the resort.
With our Torquay Holiday Park only a short distance away, this is the perfect way to kick off a break on the English Riviera.
Family fun doesn’t stop in Torquay, as Exmoor Zoo and the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway are both well worth a visit for a family trip to the north side of the county.
Outdoors & Adventure
Whether it’s water sports such as coasteering or surfing on Croyde Beach, wandering the tors of Dartmoor or Exmoor or even tackling the Go Ape high ropes at Haldon Forest Park, there’s something for every adventurous soul in Devon!
Plymouth is home to a spectacular event occuring at peak season every year: the National Fireworks Championships, which attracts some of Britain’s best fireworkers to wow huge crowds on the Plymouth Hoe, alongside a funfair and other entertainment options.
Another major event for your diary is is GoldCoast Oceanfest, a combination surf and music festival on the doorstep of Ruda Holiday Park.
Keep an eye out for some more low-key events occurring across the towns and villages of Devon, such as the Totnes Market and Fishstock - an urban music and seafood festival taking place in the town of Brixham.
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