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What is the Best Season to Visit Devon?

Devon is one of the top destinations for holiday makers in the UK throughout the year, but what season is the best time for you to visit?  That all depends on how clean you like your clobber.  Muddy winter walks followed by a pint by a log fire can be just as enjoyable as sand between your toes.  Summer months might have the best weather but if you want to visit Devon when its quieter, it’s probably best to avoid this season.  Winter is cosy and Devon is always full of Christmas cheer, but it won’t provide you with a sunbathing beach holiday if that’s what you are craving.  So, what season should you visit Devon?  Keep reading as we go through the seasons to help you decide when is best to book Your Devon Escape.


Devon is full of lots of Christmas cheer in winter.  With lots of winter events such as lantern festivals and Christmas light switch ons, there is so much to get involved in through the winter months.  If you fancy doing a spot of Christmas shopping, there are lots of independent and unique shops for you to find the something special for someone special.  Or head to one of the many Christmas markets, enjoy some mulled wine, a delicious bite to eat, and pick up a unique gift from the fabulous stalls.

The weather may not be the warmest or driest during the winter months, but there is something special about wrapping up at this time of year.  Put the coat, gloves, and hat on and take a stroll along the coast path, through the idyllic towns and villages or along the beach.  Watch the waves crash onto the beaches and cliffs and, if the sea is calm, take an icy plunge.  We promise you won’t be the only one, with locals loving a sea swim at all times of the year.  The weather is also a lot milder than lots of other areas of the UK, so think of it as a winter escape from your winter and come down our way to warm up!

Devon is a lot quieter during the winter than at other points of the year.  So, if you want to enjoy all that this county has to offer without having to share it with too many other people book Your (winter) Devon Escape.


The season of Spring tends to bring with it new life, and an abundance of greenery and a change in landscape.  Why not take a trip to one of the farms or theme parks to see what new animals have been born and take in your brilliant green surroundings.  Or head to one of the stunning gardens dotted around Devon; visit a National Trust property; head for a stomp on Dartmoor; or an explore along the South West Coast Path.  Make sure to look out for the daffodils and sunflowers blooming.

Spring is an excellent time to visit Devon if you are a lover of events.  From food and drinks festivals to music festivals, there is so much to get involved in during Spring.  There really is an event for everyone.  Check out Visit Devon’s website to find out what is going on over the Spring months and check out our website to find the perfect property for you to stay in whist your favourite event is on!

As Spring begins, you can expect to enjoy a milder climate than other areas of England, with May being the sunniest month to visit.  If exploring the area without heaps of people about and a warmer climate than the rest of the UK sounds inviting to you, then check out our website and book your visit to Devon this Spring.  Dogs are also welcome on most of Devon’s beaches until the end of May, so bring your pooch on holiday too!  Let your dog enjoy the seaside and countryside as much as you!


Summer in Devon is like nowhere else.  Expect warm weather but with a light sea breeze, making it the perfect walking temperature. With clear visibility for miles, watch the boats out at sea and make sure to keep an eye out for seals and dolphins off the coast.  Or head to the beach!  With the best weather, lifeguards, and cool waters, take a trip to one of the many beautiful Devon beaches.  Enjoy a day of sunbathing, exploring rock pools, trying a water sport, and spending time with your favourite people in an idyllic spot.  Be sure to pack your sun cream!

There are endless events and activities to be a part of during the summer months.  Festivals on the beach to royal sailing and rowing regattas, there is so much to enjoy and spectate.  Or enjoy a day out to a vineyard or a trip up on the water with one of the many water-based companies.  There are endless activities for children during summer in Devon.  Lots of the main attractions hold special events throughout the summer season to entertain the children.  Head to our journal to find out more about events and activities to enjoy on Your Devon Escape.

With each season, the changing weather brings something different to Devon, but in the summer months you have longer hours in the day to explore the beautiful surroundings.  Book Your Devon Escape today and come and see why we love Devon in summer!


It is worth remembering that Devon isn’t just beautiful during the summer.  Autumn covers Devon with its blanket of oranges and reds.  With plenty of options for woodland walks, enjoy the colour changes as you wander through the leaves.  Or make the most of walking season and take a stomp up on the moors without the high temperatures.

With autumn comes a new round of social events.  Enjoy the wide-ranging food festivals that happen across Devon during the autumn months.  And we can’t forget Halloween and Bonfire Night, both providing their own unique events across the county.  Be sure to check out the many events occurring throughout the season, enjoying all the delicious local food, drink, and entertainment.

Autumn brings back dogs being allowed on the beach.  From October, take a stroll along the beach with your pooch, or even take an autumnal dip!  Autumn is considered the best time of year to enjoy a sea swim, with the water warmed throughout summer and the sea and air temperature being the closest.  With beaches to stroll across and pubs to cosy up in, is there really anywhere better to spend your time as the days get shorter?  Book Your (autumn) Devon Escape today!

For more ideas for what to do on Your Devon Escape, why not check out our journal for recommendations.  Or make us all jealous by sharing your adventures with #yourdevonescape. Tag us on Facebook @YourDevonEscape, on Instagram @your_devon_escape or TikTok @yourdevonescapeltd.

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