10 reasons to visit Devon

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Miles of stunning and historical coastline make Devon a great place to visit, with lots of opportunities for rock pooling or fossil hunting. There's also plenty of choice when it comes to shopping, eating and days out.


1. Best thing about the coast

East Devon Heritage Coast, also known as the Jurassic Coast, is a must visit for anyone staying in Devon. There's a total of 95 miles of stunning coastline to discover, with rocks that store over 185 million years of the earth's history. 

2. Best beach

Sandy Bay is a beautiful beach with a café, restaurant and children's play area. The beach is great for rock pooling and Orcombe Rocks are also close by, making it a great spot for fossil hunting with the little ones. 

3. Best child-friendly café

If you are looking for a child-friendly café then check out Bumble and Bee in Exmouth. Set in beautiful garden surroundings, this tea room is a great place to stop and have some lunch. With its quirky features and homely atmosphere, you're sure to have a very pleasant experience. 

4. Best pub

The Puffing Billy pub in Exton is a fantastic British bar and restaurant. If you are looking for a pub that serves traditional English food all freshly made on site, then this is the pub for you. You'll be made to feel very welcome with their relaxed dining atmosphere. 

5. Best child-free night out

The Q Club in Exmouth is renowned for offering a great night out for those rare times when you find yourself without your children. Complete with three different clubs all under one roof, Club Q is the biggest venue in Exmouth. 

6. Best outside space

Phear Park in Exmouth is a great outside space complete with a bowling green , skate park, tennis courts, 18 hole golf, kiddies play area and a lovely little café. It's a great day out for all of the family. 

7. Best hidden gem

The best hidden gem has to be Beer, a quaint little fishing village hidden deep down in Lyme Bay. Take a stroll along the shingle beach or stop for some lunch in one of the local restaurants and sample some of their fresh fish dishes. 

8. Best free visitor attraction

The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth is a fantastic and free family day out in Devon. It's home to hundreds of donkeys which are in need of love and attention a restaurant, gift shop, nature centre, walking trails and a fun maze. 

Exeter Trails9. Best days out

Crealy Adventure Park is by far one of the best days out in Devon. There's even more reason to visit now, as they've just opened their brand new Lost World Of Atlantis. With over 60 attractions stretched over 100 acres, there's loads of things to see and do that everyone will enjoy. 

10. Best place to shop

Exeter is a great place to shop with hundreds of different types of stores, whether you want big high street brands or boutiques. If small independent shops are more your thing, then check out the Exeter Trails maps which will help you to find them all.


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