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The Complete Guide to Devon 2023-24

Welcome to Devon’s Top Attractions for 2023-24! This beautiful county boasts two coastlines with 300 miles of shoreline, two National Parks and five official Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and it is overflowing with exciting experiences and adventures just waiting to be enjoyed. It has a winning combination of heritage, history, sandy beaches, National Parks and unspoilt countryside – and so many fantastic quality attractions to visit! Be inspired and start planning your next day out or holiday in Devon now!

Welcome to Devon’s Top Attractions for 2023-24! This beautiful county boasts two coastlines with 300 miles of shoreline, two National Parks and five official Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and it is overflowing with exciting experiences and adventures just waiting to be enjoyed. It has a winning combination of heritage, history, sandy beaches, National Parks and unspoilt countryside – and so many fantastic quality attractions to visit!
Be inspired and start planning your next day out or holiday in Devon now!

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Welcome <strong>to</strong><br />

A stunning county with two coastlines and 300 miles of beautiful <strong>Devon</strong>shire shoreline,<br />

two National Parks and five official Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Find beaches<br />

of every description – for every type of water sport or simply relax in the sun or stroll<br />

along the cliffs on the South West Coast Path. <strong>The</strong>re’s so much more – delve in<strong>to</strong><br />

<strong>Devon</strong> and discover some of the UK’s <strong>to</strong>p visi<strong>to</strong>r attractions!<br />

...Experience and enjoy!<br />

EXPLORE – Looking for things <strong>to</strong> do in <strong>Devon</strong>? Whatever your interests<br />

and whatever your age, <strong>Devon</strong>’s Top Attractions offer the very best<br />

days out in <strong>Devon</strong>. Each one is inspected annually and quality assured,<br />

so they’re guaranteed <strong>to</strong> give a great day out!<br />

EXPERIENCE – <strong>The</strong>re’s plenty <strong>to</strong> get excited about, with so many<br />

amazing attractions <strong>to</strong> visit, ranging from adrenaline-packed adventures<br />

<strong>to</strong> animal encounters, heritage and his<strong>to</strong>ry <strong>to</strong> steam railways, boats<br />

and trams, plus enchanting gardens and mysterious castles.<br />

ENJOY – Fun-packed family days out at <strong>Devon</strong>’s award-winning<br />

attractions, be inspired for your next day out adventure.<br />

NB: Advance online booking is highly recommended and in<br />

some cases essential. Please check booking procedures and<br />

opening times before venturing out!<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Devon</strong> Association of Tourist Attractions<br />

All member attractions are inspected annually <strong>to</strong> ensure high<br />

quality standards and visi<strong>to</strong>r experience. Only those attractions<br />

who achieve and maintain a sufficiently high score qualify as one<br />

of <strong>Devon</strong>’s Top Attractions.<br />

Qualifying criteria include:<br />

• Accuracy of promotional<br />

material & website<br />

• Quality of reception & shop area<br />

• Quality of catering facilities<br />

• Quality of décor & maintenance<br />

• Quality of <strong>to</strong>ilets & disabled facilities<br />

• Quality of cus<strong>to</strong>mer care & service<br />

• Quality of overall experience<br />

Look out<br />

Please email and tell us about your<br />

experience at: info@devons<strong>to</strong>pattractions.co.uk<br />

Visit our website www.devons<strong>to</strong>pattractions.co.uk and find out more about<br />

<strong>Devon</strong>’s Top Attractions. Sign up <strong>to</strong> our Newsletter, win fantastic prizes of<br />

free tickets and holidays, find <strong>to</strong>p events and what’s on throughout the year,<br />

discover our dog-friendly attractions and buy discounted tickets online.<br />

for<br />

this<br />

sign<br />

Explore beautiful <strong>Devon</strong>...<br />

Share your<br />

<strong>Devon</strong> day<br />

out with us!<br />

Willkommen<br />

Herzlich willkommen<br />

im wunderschönen<br />

<strong>Devon</strong> mit seiner<br />

herrlichen Landschaft<br />

und 500 Kilometer<br />

langen prächtigen<br />

Küste, die Sie und<br />

Ihre Familie ganzjährig<br />

und bei jedem Wetter<br />

genießen können. Dieser<br />

Reiseführer enthält<br />

über 40 der besten<br />

Sehenswürdigkeiten<br />

<strong>Devon</strong>s, von Schlössern<br />

und Höhlen bis hin<br />

zu Straßenbahnen<br />

und Eisenbahnzügen.<br />

Was immer Sie in<br />

<strong>Devon</strong> unternehmen,<br />

wir wünschen Ihnen<br />

viel Vergnügen und<br />

dauerhafte Erinnerungen<br />

für zuhause.<br />

Bienvenue<br />

Le beau comté de<br />

<strong>Devon</strong> vous souhaite<br />

la bienvenue. Il vous<br />

attend avec ses paysages<br />

merveilleux et ses 500<br />

kilometers de lit<strong>to</strong>ral<br />

sensationnel où vous<br />

et votre famille pourrez<br />

vivre des heures<br />

d’amusement <strong>to</strong>ute<br />

l’année et quel que soit<br />

le temps. Ce guide vous<br />

présente plus de 40 des<br />

excellentes attractions<br />

du comté – visitez ses<br />

châteaux et ses grottes<br />

– faites un <strong>to</strong>ur à bord<br />

ses trains et tramways.<br />

Amusez-vous bien<br />

pendant votre séjour<br />

dans le <strong>Devon</strong> et rentrez<br />

chez vous avec une<br />

richesse d’agréables<br />

souvenirs.<br />

Welkom<br />

Welkom in het<br />

schitterende <strong>Devon</strong>, waar<br />

u een prachtig landschap<br />

en 500 kilometers<br />

adembenemende kustlijn<br />

kunt vinden en waar u<br />

en uw familie het hele<br />

jaar door in alle soorten<br />

weersomstandigheden<br />

urenlang plezier kunnen<br />

beleven. Deze gids <strong>to</strong>ont<br />

details over<br />

meer dan 40<br />

kwaliteitsattracties in het<br />

graafschap, van kastelen<br />

en kerken <strong>to</strong>t trams en<br />

treinen. Wat u ook in<br />

<strong>Devon</strong> doet, geniet van<br />

uw bezoek en neem veel<br />

blijvende herinneringen<br />

mee naar huis.<br />

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TOURIST ATTRACTIONS<br />

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS<br />

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North <strong>Devon</strong><br />

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• Shops & Café<br />

• Craft Demonstrations<br />

• Handcasting & Activities*<br />

• Fac<strong>to</strong>ry Experience<br />

• Kids Go Free<br />

*Booking is essential<br />

Torring<strong>to</strong>n <strong>Devon</strong> EX38 7AN<br />

T 01805 626<strong>24</strong>2<br />

E <strong>to</strong>urs@darting<strong>to</strong>n.co.uk<br />

www.visitdarting<strong>to</strong>n.co.uk<br />

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Welcome <strong>to</strong> a different world<br />

Walk through a his<strong>to</strong>ric village<br />

Clovelly Court Gardens<br />

Red Lion Hotel & Pub serving local food, ales and cider<br />

Meet the famous Clovelly donkeys<br />

Charles Kingsley museum and Fisherman’s Cottage<br />

Film of the his<strong>to</strong>ry of the village<br />

Working harbour and Lifeboat Station<br />

<strong>Guide</strong>d <strong>to</strong>urs by arrangement<br />

Fun trail for your children<br />

Boat trips and glorious coastal walks<br />

Book direct online at www.clovelly.co.uk<br />

See our great events online <strong>2023</strong><br />

Just off the A39 North <strong>Devon</strong> EX39 5TA<br />

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01237 431255 • North <strong>Devon</strong> EX39 5RY<br />

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LUNDY ISLAND<br />

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Enjoy a wonderful day-trip<br />

Three miles long and half a mile wide, Lundy lies 10 miles off<br />

the coast of North <strong>Devon</strong> where the Atlantic Ocean meets<br />

the Bris<strong>to</strong>l Channel. Sail on our passenger ship, MS Oldenburg,<br />

and have 4-6 hours <strong>to</strong> explore this beautiful island.<br />

Bookings: 01271 863636<br />

For more information and timetables visit www.lundyisland.co.uk<br />

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Brat<strong>to</strong>n Fleming<br />

Barnstaple<br />

EX31 4SG<br />

01598 763352<br />

DEVON ASSOCIATION OF<br />

• Keeper Talks<br />

• Spider Phobia<br />

• Snakes Alive!<br />

• Animal Encounters<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Really Slow Show<br />

• African Café<br />

• Animal Feeding Times<br />

• Picnic Area<br />

• Children’s Playground<br />

...and much more!<br />

www.EXMOORZOO.co.uk<br />

info@lundyisland.co.uk Sailings are from Bideford or Ilfracombe, as per the timetable<br />

Did you know? Bees must visit 2 million flowers <strong>to</strong> make 1kg of honey.<br />

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QUALITY<br />

ASSURED<br />

QUALITY<br />

ASSURED<br />

.............. MEMBER<br />

DEVON ASSOCIATION OF<br />

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est 1949<br />

Eat Play<br />

Learn Bees!<br />

All ages,<br />

all weather<br />

Open daily,<br />

all year<br />

round!<br />

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symbols<br />

Accessible<br />

for all<br />

Family<br />

friendly<br />

Free car<br />

parking<br />

Open<br />

all year<br />

All<br />

weather<br />

Educational<br />

visits<br />

Group<br />

bookings<br />

Coaches<br />

off road<br />

Dog<br />

friendly<br />

Licenced<br />

bar<br />

Café /<br />

restaurant<br />

Shopping


www.devons<strong>to</strong>pattractions.co.uk<br />

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TRACK LOADS O F FUN<br />

FOR OPENING TIMES SEE WEBSITE OR LEAFLETS<br />

TEL: 01884 855671 www.devonrailwaycentre.co.uk<br />

BICKLEIGH • TIVERTON • DEVON • EX16 8RG<br />

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Buckets Of Fun For Everyone!<br />

A full day of fun and adventure for the<br />

whole family in the heart of East <strong>Devon</strong>...<br />

• Amazing British wildlife<br />

• Outdoor adventure play<br />

• Indoor soft play<br />

• 30M zip-line, Tree-<strong>to</strong>p drop-slide<br />

• Authentic Saxon village<br />

• World class maze<br />

JUST 15<br />

MINS FROM<br />

EXETER<br />

Red Squirrel Lynx Wolves Wild Boar Arctic Fox<br />

www.Wildwood<strong>Devon</strong>.org<br />

Escot Park, Ottery St Mary, EX11 1LU - 01404 822 188<br />

@WildwoodEscot<br />

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Park<br />

free at<br />

Coly<strong>to</strong>n<br />

TRAMS EVERY 20 MINUTES!<br />

3 miles through East <strong>Devon</strong><br />

Open-<strong>to</strong>p double-deckers & enclosed trams<br />

Special Events throughout the year<br />

All day travel<br />

Café at Coly<strong>to</strong>n Station<br />

Direct access <strong>to</strong> Sea<strong>to</strong>n Wetlands<br />

Family & Dog friendly day out!<br />

11 th - 19 th , 25 th -26 th February, Weekends in March,<br />

Open Daily. 25 th March - 29 th Oc<strong>to</strong>ber.<br />

South <strong>Devon</strong><br />

Expressway<br />

Mid & East <strong>Devon</strong><br />

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symbols<br />

Accessible<br />

for all<br />

Family<br />

friendly<br />

Free car<br />

parking<br />

Open<br />

all year<br />

All<br />

weather<br />

Educational<br />

visits<br />

Group<br />

bookings<br />

Coaches<br />

off road<br />

Dog<br />

friendly<br />

Licenced<br />

bar<br />

Café /<br />

restaurant<br />

Shopping<br />

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EVERY SMILE<br />

SIDMOUTH, EX10 0NU<br />

thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/sidmouth<br />

is worthwhile<br />

A registered charity<br />

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<strong>Devon</strong>’s most<br />

Magnificent<br />

His<strong>to</strong>ric Gardens<br />

Budleigh Salter<strong>to</strong>n<br />

<strong>Devon</strong> EX9 7BJ<br />

tel: 01395 568465<br />

bic<strong>to</strong>ngardens.co.uk<br />

<strong>The</strong>re’s so much <strong>to</strong> do for all<br />

the family… come rain or shine<br />

• palm house •<br />

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woodland railway<br />

indoor & outdoor play areas<br />

countryside museum<br />

restaurant & gift shop<br />

Sat-Nav<br />

EX9 7BG<br />

SEE OUR GREAT EVENTS FOR <strong>2023</strong> ONLINE<br />

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fun<br />

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NEW<br />

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CELEBRATING<br />

OF<br />

YEARS<br />

FAMILY<br />

1978<br />

FUN!<br />

<strong>2023</strong><br />

<strong>Devon</strong>’s Top Attractions are proud <strong>to</strong> support two of <strong>Devon</strong>’s charities<br />

Responding <strong>to</strong> those that<br />

need urgent medical help<br />

when every second counts<br />

Visit our website <strong>to</strong> donate or<br />

find out more about our<br />

charity...www.daat.org<br />

Our buses connect<br />

<strong>Devon</strong>’s <strong>to</strong>p attractions<br />

For great value days out download<br />

the Stagecoach app <strong>to</strong> plan your journey<br />

Great value group tickets available<br />

unlimited travel for up <strong>to</strong> 5 people travelling <strong>to</strong>gether<br />

Exeter &<br />

surrounding area<br />

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South <strong>Devon</strong><br />

Expressway<br />

<strong>Devon</strong>’s number<br />

one county<br />

magazine.<br />

Celebrating all<br />

that is great<br />

about our<br />

fabulous<br />

county.<br />

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for all<br />

Family<br />

friendly<br />

Free car<br />

parking<br />

Open<br />

all year<br />

All<br />

weather<br />

Educational<br />

visits<br />

Group<br />

bookings<br />

Coaches<br />

off road<br />

Dog<br />

friendly<br />

Licenced<br />

bar<br />

Café /<br />

restaurant<br />

Shopping<br />

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Royal Albert<br />

Memorial Museum<br />

& Art Gallery<br />

Queen Street,<br />

Exeter EX4 3RX<br />

FREE<br />

ENTRY<br />

Come<br />

and make<br />

his<strong>to</strong>ry<br />

with us<br />

rammuseum.org.uk<br />

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Delicious,<br />

local food<br />

and drink<br />

His<strong>to</strong>ric<br />

buildings<br />

and heritage<br />

attractions<br />

Popular<br />

High street<br />

brands and<br />

independent<br />

shopping<br />

An exciting city<br />

for all ages<br />

His<strong>to</strong>ry and culture<br />

food and drink<br />

whatever<br />

the weather<br />

day or night<br />

Let Exeter inspire you at<br />

visitexeter.com<br />

Pre-dating<br />

the Romans,<br />

Exeter’s<br />

his<strong>to</strong>ry is rich<br />

and long<br />

Exciting<br />

outdoor<br />

activities<br />

Big city<br />

atmosphere<br />

and a thriving<br />

arts scene<br />

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Explore<br />

the<br />

Home of<br />

<strong>Devon</strong><br />

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West <strong>Devon</strong>,<br />

Dartmoor &<br />

Plymouth<br />

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90 ACRES OF PARKLAND<br />

AND PLAYGROUNDS<br />

AT THERIVER VERD<br />

DART<br />

COUNTRY YPAR<br />

PARK<br />

PIRATE SHIP LAKE | AGILITY TRAIL | ASSAULT COURSE<br />

SNAKE SLIDES | CLIMBING PODS | ...AND MORE!<br />

Plus, Dare Devil* activities including:<br />

High Ropes | Mega Zip Wire | Canoeing | Climbing | Caving<br />

(*Seasonal opening + extra cost)<br />

DARTMOOR BIKE PARK<br />

(ADDITIONAL COST)<br />

01364 652 511 | WWW.RIVERDART.CO.UK<br />

Just off the A38 at Ashbur<strong>to</strong>n TQ13 7NP<br />

•Waterfalls & lakes<br />

•Children’s adventure<br />

play areas<br />

•Fern Garden<br />

•Labyrinth<br />

•Café & Gift shop<br />

with free entry<br />

•Wedding/event venue<br />

•Dog friendly<br />

01647 25<strong>24</strong>34 |canonteignfalls.co.uk | info@canonteign.com<br />

From the A38, turn off at the Chudleigh / Teign Valley exit<br />

Follow the B3193 and the brown <strong>to</strong>urist signs<br />

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MorwellhaM<br />

Miners Adventure Soft Play<br />

Mine Train Experience<br />

Vic<strong>to</strong>rian River Port with<br />

Hands-On Activities<br />

For more details and tickets visit<br />

morwellham.org<br />

nr. Tavis<strong>to</strong>ck PL19 8JL<br />

tel. 01822 832766<br />

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Animal antics<br />

DEVON EVENTS<br />

– find out what’s on<br />

For up <strong>to</strong> date information, search our Events<br />

page <strong>to</strong> find out what’s on and <strong>to</strong> see<br />

the biggest selection of events in <strong>Devon</strong>.<br />

Our attractions hold exciting events all year round,<br />

giving you even more things <strong>to</strong> do in <strong>Devon</strong><br />

– from festivals <strong>to</strong> family days out.<br />

Just scan the code and take a look!<br />

Key <strong>to</strong><br />

symbols<br />

Accessible<br />

for all<br />

Family<br />

friendly<br />

Free car<br />

parking<br />

Open<br />

all year<br />

All<br />

weather<br />

Educational<br />

visits<br />

Group<br />

bookings<br />

Coaches<br />

off road<br />

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Pennywell Farm<br />

Search our Animals & Nature category online for more<br />

fabulous days out!: www.devons<strong>to</strong>pattractions.co.uk<br />

Dog<br />

friendly<br />

Licenced<br />

bar<br />

Café /<br />

restaurant<br />

Shopping<br />

www.devons<strong>to</strong>pattractions.co.uk/events/whats-on-devon


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Council car park is nearby<br />

Nature’s golden beach, set in an unspoilt, sheltered bay, lapped by clear<br />

blue water and surrounded by magnificent evergreens and pines.<br />

Blackpool Sands is the ideal family beach <strong>to</strong> relax, swim or sail. But<br />

don’t just take our word for it, come and see for yourself!<br />

Relax or play it’s South <strong>Devon</strong>’s most beautiful beach any day!<br />

EUROPEAN<br />

BLUE FLAG AWARD<br />

Tel: INFOLINE 01803 771800<br />

• Beach Café & Takeaway<br />

• Beach & Lifestyle Shop<br />

• Family swimming in<br />

clear blue water<br />

• RNLI Lifeguards<br />

in main season.<br />

• No dogs 1st May <strong>to</strong><br />

end of September<br />

• Kayak &<br />

paddleboard hire<br />

• Bathing raft in<br />

main season<br />

• Refreshing showers<br />

&disabled facilities<br />

• Sand pit for<br />

younger visi<strong>to</strong>rs<br />

• Summer events<br />

– see our website<br />

Signposted from Dartmouth on the A379 between S<strong>to</strong>ke Fleming & Strete. TQ6 0RG<br />

www.blackpoolsands.co.uk<br />

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Celebrating<br />

60<br />

years<br />

1963 -<br />

<strong>2023</strong><br />

Coming Summer <strong>2023</strong><br />

www.model-village.co.uk<br />

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STEP<br />

INTO THE<br />

STONE<br />

AGE<br />

CAVES<br />

EXPLORE<br />

EXPERIENCE<br />

RELAX<br />

BOOK TICKETS ONLINE AT<br />

WWW.KENTS-CAVERN.CO.UK<br />

Torquay, <strong>Devon</strong>, TQ1 2JF • 01803 215136<br />

South <strong>Devon</strong> Railway<br />

Just the Ticket for a<br />

great day out<br />

Steam trains along the stunning<br />

valley of the River Dart.<br />

Free car parking at Buckfastleigh station,<br />

TQ11 0DZ, just off the A38 between Exeter<br />

and Plymouth, or join at Totnes Riverside,<br />

a short walk from Totnes main line station.<br />

southdevonrailway.co.uk 01364 644370<br />

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Free car<br />

parking<br />

Open<br />

all year<br />

All<br />

weather<br />

Educational<br />

visits<br />

Group<br />

bookings<br />

Coaches<br />

off road<br />

Dog<br />

friendly<br />

Licenced<br />

bar<br />

Café /<br />

restaurant<br />

Shopping<br />

Torbay’s most his<strong>to</strong>ric building, a<br />

scheduled ancient monument dating<br />

back <strong>to</strong> 1196 and set within 18 acres of<br />

garden and parkland.<br />

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DEVON BEACH GUIDE<br />

KEY TO DEVON<br />

BEACHES<br />

BEACH TYPES<br />

Sand<br />

Shingle<br />

Pebbles<br />

S<strong>to</strong>ny<br />

Rock<br />

DISABLED ACCESS<br />

E = Easy<br />

M = Moderate<br />

D = Difficult<br />

DOGS ON BEACHES<br />

Dogs allowed<br />

Dogs access restricted<br />

Please check locally<br />

<strong>Guide</strong> dogs ONLY<br />

BEACH AWARDS<br />

Blue Flag Award<br />

Fully compliant with the water<br />

quality sampling and frequency<br />

requirements. No waste water<br />

or sewage affecting the beach<br />

area. Adequate supply of clean<br />

sanitary facilities and litter bins.<br />

<strong>The</strong> beach must be kept clean.<br />

Facilities for the separation<br />

of recyclable waste materials<br />

should be available. During the<br />

bathing season dogs must be<br />

excluded from the award area<br />

of the beach. Lifeguards on<br />

duty or lifesaving equipment<br />

available. A supply of drinking<br />

water should be available.<br />

blueflag.global<br />

Seaside Award<br />

<strong>The</strong> nationwide standard for the<br />

best beaches across the UK.<br />

theseasideawards.org<br />

Marine Conservation<br />

Society’s Good Beach <strong>Guide</strong><br />

A UK charity caring for our seas,<br />

shores and wildlife. mcsuk.org<br />

<strong>The</strong> Good Beach <strong>Guide</strong> is a<br />

comprehensive guide <strong>to</strong> bathing<br />

water quality around the UK.<br />

Excellent – the highest<br />

classification meaning the<br />

water is cleanest.<br />

Good – generally good<br />

water quality.<br />

thebeachguide.co.uk<br />

RNLI Lifeguard Service<br />

High quality lifeguard cover<br />

during the summer season.<br />

Dates and times vary from beach<br />

<strong>to</strong> beach. Check locally. rnli.org<br />

devonbeachguide.co.uk<br />

■ Information, awards & classifications<br />

in the beach guide are correct as of<br />

January <strong>2023</strong>. Please be aware that<br />

water quality may change due <strong>to</strong> other<br />

fac<strong>to</strong>rs. Please look out for information<br />

& guidance at beaches, or go online:<br />

environment.data.gov.uk/bwq/profiles<br />

North<br />

<strong>Devon</strong><br />

Beaches<br />

Hartland Point<br />

1<br />

SWCP<br />

Hartland<br />

Key <strong>to</strong> Maps<br />

Beach reference number.<br />

See list <strong>to</strong> left for beach details<br />

Major roads - A classification<br />

Major roads - B classification<br />

Long Distance Footpath<br />

Areas of Outstanding<br />

Natural Beauty (AONB)<br />

National Parks<br />

Villages / small <strong>to</strong>wns<br />

Area centres<br />

A30<br />

A386<br />

i Okehamp<strong>to</strong>n<br />

A3079<br />

Lydford<br />

Larger <strong>to</strong>wns, showing<br />

approximate extent of<br />

i<br />

Barnstaple Tavis<strong>to</strong>ck<br />

built up area.<br />

A390<br />

Tourist Information Centres i<br />

2<br />

Clovelly<br />

00<br />

A361<br />

Mortehoe<br />

Braun<strong>to</strong>n<br />

i PLYMOUTH<br />

16<br />

Lundy Island<br />

9<br />

8<br />

7<br />

6<br />

5<br />

River Taw Estuary<br />

4<br />

A39<br />

3<br />

A386<br />

West <strong>Devon</strong> Way<br />

Yelver<strong>to</strong>n<br />

West <strong>Devon</strong> Way<br />

Westward Ho<br />

i Plymp<strong>to</strong>n<br />

A38<br />

Prince<strong>to</strong>wn<br />

A379<br />

Croyde<br />

SWCP<br />

Lee<br />

Mortehoe<br />

Woolacombe<br />

Saun<strong>to</strong>n<br />

i Bideford<br />

Dartmoor Way<br />

11 12 13 14 15<br />

10<br />

A361<br />

Ins<strong>to</strong>w<br />

i Ivybridge<br />

Tarka Trail<br />

2 MOORS WAY<br />

2 MOORS WAY<br />

Braun<strong>to</strong>n<br />

A39<br />

i Ilfracombe<br />

SWCP<br />

Hexworthy<br />

Chagford<br />

A3121<br />

A399<br />

Modbury<br />

A3123<br />

A382<br />

A30<br />

Widecombe in the Moor<br />

Buckfastleigh<br />

A38<br />

Combe Martin<br />

A39<br />

i Barnstaple<br />

A377<br />

Tarka rail link<br />

A385<br />

SWCP<br />

Drewsteign<strong>to</strong>n<br />

i Ashbur<strong>to</strong>n<br />

More<strong>to</strong>nhampstead<br />

Dartmoor Way<br />

Tarka Trail<br />

A361<br />

A382<br />

i Totnes<br />

Tedburn St Mary<br />

A3122<br />

A399<br />

Bovey Tracey<br />

A383<br />

i<br />

A39<br />

New<strong>to</strong>n<br />

Abbot<br />

A381<br />

A385<br />

2 MOORS WAY<br />

i<br />

A380<br />

A30<br />

A38<br />

i Paign<strong>to</strong>n<br />

A379<br />

i Lynmouth<br />

Lyn<strong>to</strong>n<br />

South<br />

Mol<strong>to</strong>n<br />

A380<br />

Shaldon<br />

South<br />

<strong>Devon</strong> A379<br />

Expressway<br />

A380<br />

i TORQUAY<br />

A379<br />

A39<br />

i Dawlish<br />

i Teignmouth<br />

i Dartmouth<br />

i EXETER<br />

A379<br />

i Brixham<br />

SWCP<br />

A379<br />

Clyst St Mary<br />

SWCP<br />

53<br />

52<br />

50 51<br />

48 49<br />

47<br />

46<br />

45<br />

35 36<br />

34<br />

NORTH DEVON COASTLINE<br />

Hartland Quay 1 M<br />

Clovelly 2 D<br />

Westward Ho! 3 E<br />

Ins<strong>to</strong>w 4 E<br />

Saun<strong>to</strong>n Sands 5 E<br />

Croyde Bay 6 E<br />

Putsborough Sands 7 M<br />

Woolacombe 8 E<br />

Combesgate 9 E<br />

Tunnels Ilfracombe 10 E<br />

Caps<strong>to</strong>ne/Wildersmouth 11 E<br />

Hele Bay 12 M<br />

Combe Martin 13 E<br />

Woody Bay 14 D<br />

Lynmouth Beach 15 M<br />

SOUTH DEVON COASTLINE<br />

Plymouth Hoe 16 M<br />

Bovisand Bay 17 M<br />

Wembury 18 E<br />

S<strong>to</strong>ke Beach 19 D<br />

Mothecombe 20 E<br />

Wonwell Beach 21 D<br />

A376<br />

A30<br />

East <strong>Devon</strong> Way<br />

i Exmouth<br />

A3052<br />

54 55 56 57 58<br />

River Exe Estuary<br />

44 43 42<br />

37 38 39<br />

Ottery<br />

St Mary<br />

SWCP<br />

Otter<strong>to</strong>n<br />

59<br />

i River Otter<br />

Estuary<br />

Budleigh<br />

Salter<strong>to</strong>n<br />

41<br />

40<br />

IN AN EMERGENCY<br />

CALL 999<br />

AND ASK FOR THE<br />

COASTGUARD<br />

i<br />

East <strong>Devon</strong> Way<br />

i Sidmouth<br />

60<br />

61<br />

A3052<br />

Branscombe<br />

Beer<br />

SOUTH DEVON COASTLINE cont.<br />

Challaborough 22<br />

E<br />

Bigbury on Sea 23 E<br />

Bantham <strong>24</strong><br />

M<br />

Thurles<strong>to</strong>ne North 25<br />

E<br />

Hope Cove 26 E<br />

Salcombe S. Sands 27<br />

E<br />

Salcombe N. Sands 28 E<br />

Mill Bay 29<br />

M<br />

Beesands 30<br />

M<br />

Torcross/Slap<strong>to</strong>n 31 E<br />

Strete Gate 32<br />

E<br />

Blackpool Sands 33 E<br />

St Mary’s Bay 34<br />

D<br />

Shoals<strong>to</strong>ne 35<br />

E<br />

Breakwater 36 E<br />

Elbury Cove 37<br />

D<br />

Broadsands Beach 38<br />

E<br />

Goodring<strong>to</strong>n Sands 39<br />

E<br />

Paign<strong>to</strong>n Sands 40<br />

E<br />

Pres<strong>to</strong>n Sands 41 E<br />

Hollicombe 42<br />

M<br />

Torre Abbey Sands 43 E<br />

i Sea<strong>to</strong>n<br />

62 63 64<br />

BE SAFE AT<br />

THE COAST<br />

KNOW THE DANGERS<br />

● Don’t get cut off by the tide. Tides makes sea<br />

levels rise and fall and can cause safe areas of<br />

beaches <strong>to</strong> quickly disappear. Check tide times<br />

for the day of your visit.<br />

● Know what a rip current is and what <strong>to</strong> do if<br />

you get caught in one. Rips are strong currents<br />

that can drag you out <strong>to</strong> sea. If you find yourself<br />

in a rip don’t swim against it. If you can, swim<br />

parallel until you are free of the rip. If you can’t<br />

swim, float on your back and shout for help.<br />

● <strong>The</strong> RNLI does not advise using inflatable <strong>to</strong>ys in<br />

the sea. Blow-up <strong>to</strong>ys and airbeds are designed for<br />

pools not the sea, where they can be swept out.<br />

STAY TOGETHER<br />

● Always go in<strong>to</strong> the water with someone else.<br />

Friends and family can help in an emergency.<br />

● Where possible swim at a lifeguarded beach or<br />

swimming area and only swim between the red<br />

and yellow flags.<br />

FLOAT TO LIVE<br />

● If you get in<strong>to</strong> trouble in the water, float <strong>to</strong> live.<br />

● Fight your instinct <strong>to</strong> thrash around, and keep<br />

hold of anything you have that floats, like a<br />

bodyboard or ball.<br />

● If you don’t have anything that floats, then float<br />

on your back like a starfish. Lean back and<br />

extend your arms and legs.<br />

● Float until you can control your breathing.<br />

● Only then, call for help, swim <strong>to</strong> safety or<br />

continue floating until help arrives.<br />

Long Distance Footpaths<br />

<strong>Devon</strong> has hundreds of miles of designated long distance paths<br />

that traverse some of the most beautiful and varied landscapes in the UK.<br />

<strong>The</strong> main routes are shown on the map (but you will need a better map<br />

if you want <strong>to</strong> walk these routes). Full details are available from<br />

Tourist Information Centres and online.<br />

Long Distance Path Distance Highlights<br />

South West Coast Path<br />

(North <strong>Devon</strong>)<br />

South West Coast Path<br />

(South <strong>Devon</strong>)<br />

Two Moors Way<br />

Tarka Trail<br />

East <strong>Devon</strong> Way<br />

<strong>The</strong> Dartmoor Way<br />

<strong>The</strong> West <strong>Devon</strong> Way<br />

SOUTH DEVON COASTLINE cont.<br />

Meadfoot Beach 44 E<br />

Ansteys Cove 45<br />

M<br />

Babbacombe 46<br />

M<br />

Oddicombe 47 M<br />

Watcombe 48 M<br />

Maidencombe 49 D<br />

Shaldon (Ness Cove) 50 D<br />

Shaldon Beach 51 E<br />

Teignmouth Town 52 E<br />

Cory<strong>to</strong>n Cove 53 E<br />

Dawlish Town 54 E<br />

Dawlish Warren 55 E<br />

Exmouth 56 E<br />

Sandy Bay 57<br />

E<br />

Budleigh Salter<strong>to</strong>n 58<br />

E<br />

Ladram Bay 59 D<br />

Jacobs Ladder Sidmouth 60<br />

E<br />

Sidmouth Town 61<br />

E<br />

Branscombe 62<br />

E<br />

Beer 63<br />

M<br />

Sea<strong>to</strong>n 64<br />

E<br />

90 miles<br />

115 miles<br />

102 miles<br />

180 miles<br />

38 miles<br />

90 miles<br />

36 miles<br />

Countisbury Head - highest cliffs in England<br />

- 900ft. Valley of Rocks. Hartland Point<br />

Jurassic Coast. English Riviera. Slap<strong>to</strong>n,<br />

Bolt Head, Plymouth waterfront<br />

South coast <strong>to</strong> north coast crossing<br />

Dartmoor and Exmoor<br />

Through highly varied coast and inland areas<br />

of North <strong>Devon</strong>. Includes a rail link<br />

Exmouth <strong>to</strong> Lyme Regis through quiet,<br />

beautiful countryside and estuaries<br />

Circular route through high moor and<br />

moorland fringes<br />

Plymouth <strong>to</strong> Okehamp<strong>to</strong>n via moorland<br />

fringes. Wonderful westward views<br />

17 Wembury<br />

Ave<strong>to</strong>n A381<br />

River<br />

New<strong>to</strong>n Ferrers<br />

Gifford<br />

Dart<br />

River 18 SWCP<br />

SWCP 33<br />

Estuary<br />

Tamar<br />

Bigbury on Sea<br />

Slap<strong>to</strong>n<br />

WATCH<br />

i Kingsbridge<br />

32<br />

Estuary<br />

19 20 21<br />

THE TIDES...<br />

Bantham<br />

A379<br />

31<br />

View tide times at<br />

22<br />

Thurles<strong>to</strong>ne<br />

Torcross<br />

www.tidetimes.org.uk<br />

A381<br />

23<br />

30<br />

Hope<br />

<strong>24</strong><br />

i Salcombe<br />

25 SWCP<br />

East<br />

South & East<br />

Prawle<br />

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26<br />

27 28 29<br />

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