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Why Visit Devon This Summer?

Summer is upon us and with that brings blue skies and sunshine.  As summer rolls around, we are often planning our summer holiday trips, choosing to go out of the country to warmer places.  But why not a trip within the UK?  Summer in Devon is like nowhere else.  With beaches, walks, events and more happening throughout the summer months, a visit to Devon during the season is a trip to not forget.  Check out our reasons for why Your Devon Escape thinks you should visit Devon this summer!  Keep reading to find out more.


With Devon offering two coastlines, there is lots to explore.  With beautiful walks along the coast path at your disposal, you will never be bored of the scenery.   Summer is an excellent time to explore, with the ground being dry underfoot and happy wildlife to admire.  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.  If you want to explore further, be sure to check out Dartmoor National Park for more stunning walks of various lengths and accessibility.  For walk recommendations, head to our journal.


Located in the south of England, Devon is renowned for its mild climate throughout the year.  If you are looking for a bit of sun without having to leave the UK, Devon is the place to be.  Though there is always the chance for a rainy spell, as with anywhere, this just makes the landscape greener throughout the year.  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!


With summer comes festival season and lots of fun-filled events.  Devon has always loved a good event to bring the locals and visitors together.  With lots of events happening throughout the summer, be sure to not miss out!  Blackpool Sands hosts Tunes on the Sands every year.  A summer beach festival on one of our favourite beaches.  With top acts such as Toploader and Sam Ryder performing, this is one to not miss.  Enjoy a dip in the sea as you listen to the wonderful music or grab a pair of headphones and enjoy the silent disco whilst grooving in the sand.  This is just one of the many fabulous events taking place in the Devon summer calendar.  Be sure to check out our journal for other event recommendations and visit Devon this summer!


When is better to check out the beaches of Devon than in summer?  With the best weather, lifeguards, and cool waters, take a trip to one of the many beautiful Devon beaches.  With many located within Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you are in for a treat.  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!  With so many to choose from, head to our journal for recommendations of beaches to explore when you visit Devon this summer.


Summer is the perfect time for a picnic and Devon has lots of perfect spots!  With the excellent weather and beautiful views, there are so many places to sit and admire your surroundings with a delicious local picnic.  Devon is renowned for its food as well as its views, so pick up some local wines, cheeses, meats and more and head to one of the many picnic spots to enjoy.  Whether this is at the beach whilst watching the sunset, by the riverside, or up on Dartmoor after a hike, the places are endless.  Sometimes it is the simple things that make summer so special, and a picnic in a beautiful location is just that.  So, visit Devon this summer and enjoy the simple things.


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.  Attractions such as Woodlands Leisure Park have special guests making a visit throughout the summer to add extra excitement to a wonderful day at the park.  Or Kent’s Cavern, who hold cinema events within the caves.  This is just a snippet into the fun-filled and memorable days you could have with your children on a visit to Devon this summer! Be sure to check out our journal for other recommendations for activities to do with your children on Your Devon Escape!  We also understand, however, that holidays with children can often be expensive and, therefore, we have put together a list of free activities available in Devon throughout the year for you to enjoy on Your Devon Escape.  Be sure to check it out!

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

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