Take a break at a South Devon hotel  

by Pool Builders on 05-02-2012 in Articles

South Devon is the southern part of the county of Devon, England and is a popular tourist destination. South Devon is used to describe the part of Devon south of Exeter and Dartmoor including the areas of Plymouth, Torbay and the districts of South Hams, West Devon and Teignbridge. South Devon has the best of both worlds €" countryside and coast. With rolling hills dotted with picturesque villages and seaside holiday resorts such as Torquay and Paignton on the south coast, this region has everything required for a perfect holiday.

South Devon is blessed with miles and miles of gorgeous, clean and sandy beaches and pebbled coves. Bigbury on Sea is perfect for families as it has fine sand and shallow water ideal for paddling and rock pooling. Bantham is another vast beach with very fine sand, covered sand dunes and has lots of rock pools. This beach is popular for sports such as surfing, kite flying and kayaking. Thurlestone and South Milton Sands is a shingle and sand beach and is a great location for wind surfing. South Sands is a stretch of unspoilt sandy cove situated in the sheltered Salcombe estuary that is perfect for sun bathing, sea swimming, canoeing, wind surfing, dinghy sailing and scuba diving. Other beaches in the area include Broadsands, Yarner, Hope Cove and Soar Mill Cove.

South Devon is well known for top quality walking, and features a number of fabulous coastal walks on the South West Coastal Path. A popular walk is to Bolt Head, which is a dramatic rocky headland with a rich history. This is where thousands gathered to watch the Spanish Armada make its way up the English Channel. Other walks to take are around the beaches and coves. There are several other attractions to suit all ages in South Devon including cultural attractions, historic houses, museums, abbeys, castles and gardens. Noteworthy attractions to visit include Cookworthy Museum, Overbecks coastal garden, Salcombe Maritime Museum, Totnes Castle, Dartmouth Museum and Dartmouth Castle. For those who enjoy exploring, places to visit include Slaptop Ley Field Centre, Sharpham Vineyard and Becky Falls.

South Devon hotels offer the best accommodation in the area. Most hotels are situated within walking distance to the coast, beaches and sandy coves. South Devon hotels act as the perfect base for tourists who are looking to enjoy sea swimming, water sports and coastal walks. Several hotels have activities within the hotel itself such as swimming pools, beauty spas and sports and leisure facilities.

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