Days Out & Best Things to do in South Devon
From idyllic, sheltered beaches to pretty seaside towns, the South Hams have a wealth of great places, activities and experiences for visitors to enjoy. For those who love the thrill of the coast, there is everything from gentle coastal walks to sailing, surfing and fishing. Meanwhile, culture vultures will enjoy days spent pottering and exploring the likes of Salcombe, Kingsbridge and Dartmouth.
Here are some ideas and local attractions to get you started. Don’t forget to keep an eye on our regularly updated blog for further inspiration and a wealth of things to do in the South Hams and beyond.
Beautiful South Devon Beaches
Whether your idea of heaven is a rocky cove or a vast expanse of golden sand, there are some truly wonderful seaside locations to explore right on our doorstep. Thurlestone Beach is just a brief walk away from the hotel and provides a beautifully clean area for swimming, surfing or rock-pooling. Meanwhile, Bantham Beach has a pretty estuary and dunes to explore just a mile away.
Top Attractions and Family Days Out in Devon
Despite our secluded location, there are various attractions within an easy drive of Thurlestone. Woodlands Leisure Park (Dartmouth) has plenty of indoor and outdoor fun for all the family, while Dartmoor Zoological park and Pennywell Farm will appeal to animal lovers.
Surfing, Kayaking & Watersports in the South Hams
With so much glorious coast to enjoy, it should come as little surprise that South Devon is heaven for those who love water sports! With surf schools, sailing lessons and all manner of other exciting activities to try locally, beginners and experts alike are spoiled for choice.
South Devon Cruises and Sea Fishing Trips
For those who fancy a trip out on the waves, local boat trips are another hugely popular highlight in the region. Whether you would like to spot wildlife, go sea fishing with a local charter or simply soak up the sights, there are plenty of options available.
Museums, Gardens and Cultural Attractions in South Devon
If you have a taste for history, culture or the arts, there are some truly unique visitor sites to explore in the South Hams and beyond. Indeed, a range of excellent museums, castles, gardens and National Trust properties in South Devon provide far more intrigue than you could ever cram into just one visit.
Events and Annual Festivals in South Devon
There are plenty of lively, tasty and entertaining events to enjoy in Devon each year. Depending on the season, you might find anything from colourful local carnivals to arts and food festivals. Keep an eye on our blog and seasonal offers sections for further details.