Skilled information to Devon
An insider’s information to the very best seashores in Devon, together with the highest spots for rock pooling and browsing and what to do at Woolacombe and Croyde Bay. By Suzy Bennett, Telegraph Journey’s Devon knowledgeable.
Invoice Oddie’s favorite seashore for rock pooling, this south-coast spot close to Plymouth has a marine data centre that runs summertime rock-pool rambles.
Wetsuits outnumber bikinis on south Devon’s solely surf seashore. Look out for stand-up paddle surfers, a unusual new tackle the game.
Attending to this red-sand and shingle seashore – by way of an outdated smugglers’ tunnel – is an journey. Depart time to go to Shaldon Zoo on the entrance, which is dwelling to one of many UK’s largest collections of critically endangered primates.
An area secret, this small, sandy horseshoe cove is on the finish of a protracted dust observe and solely has house for about six vehicles. Get there earlier than 10am and also you’ll be assured a spot, even within the peak of summer season.
It’s onerous to select from the array of seashore beauties that encompass the yachtie city of Salcombe, however Mill Bay, a fast ferry trip throughout the water, pips the others to the put up for being seaweed-free and basking in solar all day. Take an Ordnance Survey map to seek out quieter coves additional up the coastal path.
Beneath wooded cliffs, this mile-long, privately owned sweep of shingle attracts households of their droves in the course of the college holidays. By day, swimmers can practise their dives from a floating dock, and the seashore café stays open past sundown.
Greater than 600 US servicemen have been killed on this three-mile stretch of shingle when German E-boats attacked their D-day rehearsals. A Sherman tank on the sand commemorates them.
Tunnels Seashores, Ilfracombe
Accessed by way of hand-cut tunnels, this Victorian rock pool is a tranquil swimming spot on the in any other case uneven north coast.
Devon’s most well-known surf vacation spot and a vigorous beach-volleyball spot, by fairly Croyde village, attracts kids of their 1000’s every summer season.
A Unesco Biosphere Reserve, this seashore has 1,500 acres of dunes to play, conceal or snooze in.
An epic, three-mile swathe of sand, which has oodles of house for surfers, swimmers and sunbathers – in addition to a Blue Flag.