The dramatic scenery of Dartmoor, its two gorgeous coastlines and the charming towns and villages in between all set the scene for a romantic getaway in this beautiful county.
Here are five of our favourite places to visit in Devon for a truly memorable holiday with your loved one…
Brixham is a picturesque harbourside village set on Devon’s famous English Riviera, with a stunning working harbour which brings fresh fish back to the town’s many seafood restaurants each day.
From Brixham, you can take a boat trip towards Paignton and Torquay, or explore the area on foot and stroll out to the Berry Head Nature Reserve, where dolphins, seals and porpoises can be spotted off the shore.
Lynton and Lynmouth
This pretty pair of villages lie at the top and bottom respectively of a steep cliff, the two connected by a charming and historic cliff railway. Lynmouth is nestled beneath the cliffs and sees two rivers merge at Watersmeet before flowing out of its quaint harbour, surrounded by charming shops and tearooms.
On the clifftops, Lynton is the gateway to some gorgeous Exmoor scenery, not least the spectacular Valley of the Rocks, where you can marvel at the jaw-dropping sights on a circular walk.
Filled with fine Victorian architecture and located on the banks of the River Tavy, Tavistock is a pretty market town with a host of great places to eat as well as a historic pannier market.
It’s also a gateway to the dramatic landscapes of Dartmoor National Park, and nearby you’ll find the towering Brent Tor, with breath-taking views and a small church awaiting at its summit.
Decorated with colourful cottages and cobbled streets, Appledore is a gorgeous quayside village with a rich shipbuilding and fishing heritage which still lives on today.
Wander the quaint streets before settling into one of the welcoming pubs or cute tearooms, or take a riverside stroll towards Bideford or Westward Ho.
A ferry also departs during the summer months from Appledore to Instow, complete with a long stretch of sandy beach and dunes.
Located on the famous Jurassic Coast, with a striking red beach and cliffs, Sidmouth is a timeless seaside town also notable for its Regency architecture.
Walk hand in hand along the beach or its pebble walkway, and with the South West Coast Path on your doorstep, it’s easy to enjoy plenty of walking to Branscombe, Beer, Seaton and beyond.
The surrounding land is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with woodlands, heathlands and hilltops to explore.
Start planning your dream Devon getaway with Stay In Devon, who offer a selection of wonderful holiday cottages, hotels and bed and breakfasts all over the county.