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Stay and discover more of Devon

Devon is famous for its rugged coastline, stunning scenery and, of course, cream tea. Discover more on your next sailing trip, take advantage of marina and harbour facilities, the hospitality of the people of Devon and discover more beyond the water’s edge. From fine dining in Salcombe to shopping in Dartmouth and to walks in areas of outstanding natural beauty and heritage sites, Devon opens its doors and welcomes you to explore more. 

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Plymouth

One of the largest cities on the southwest coast, Plymouth is well-known for its breath-taking waterfront views, bustling city centre and a wide variety of ocean-based attractions. The city is most notable for its part in the Mayflower sailing to the Americas in 1620 and as the base of the English fleet prior to the Spanish Armada in the 15th century. More recently, the city is home to the DevonPort Naval base and the Royal Navy Shipyard being the largest naval port in western Europe. When in Plymouth, you’re bound to spot a naval vessel or two, but there are various other must-see attractions. More

Plymouth

One of the largest cities on the southwest coast, Plymouth is well-known for its breath-taking waterfront views, bustling city centre and a wide variety of ocean-based attractions. The city is most notable for its part in the Mayflower sailing to the Americas in 1620 and as the base of the English fleet prior to the Spanish Armada in the 15th century.

More recently, the city is home to the DevonPort Naval base and the Royal Navy Shipyard being the largest naval port in western Europe. When in Plymouth, you’re bound to spot a naval vessel or two, but there are various other must-see attractions. More

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River Dart

Nestled in the picturesque county of Devon, the River Dart flows a total of 75 kilometres through the beautiful southwest English countryside. From its humble beginnings in the Dartmoor Forest to the river’s mouth at the quintessentially English Dartmouth Harbour. East Dart and West Dart, the river’s sources, join together in the wide-open moorlands of the Dartmoor National Park, a tourist spot and well-known home of the Dartmoor pony. From here, the River Dart flows south. You’ll find avid white-water kayakers and canoers taking on the rapids or simply taking in the breath-taking scenery and medieval bridges in the upper stretches. More

River Dart

Nestled in the picturesque county of Devon, the River Dart flows a total of 75 kilometres through the beautiful southwest English countryside. From its humble beginnings in the Dartmoor Forest to the river’s mouth at the quintessentially English Dartmouth Harbour.

East Dart and West Dart, the river’s sources, join together in the wide-open moorlands of the Dartmoor National Park, a tourist spot and well-known home of the Dartmoor pony. From here, the River Dart flows south. You’ll find avid white-water kayakers and canoers taking on the rapids or simply taking in the breath-taking scenery and medieval bridges in the upper stretches. More

River Yealm

The River Yealm originates from its source in the southern reaches of the outstanding Dartmoor National Park, flowing a total of 12 kilometres to the English Channel at Wembury. From the wide-open moorlands of Dartmoor, the River winds south through picturesque countryside and scenic towns and villages such as Nos Mayo, Cornwood and Newton Ferrers. Quintessentially British towns and villages, with quaint streets and sheltered waterways perfect for a boat ride or to explore the budding wildlife. The River Yealm is highly protected, a key conservation area, being a Special Area of Conservation and Site of Special Scientific Interest due to it housing and supporting many protected species such as Oysters and much more British aquatic life. More

River Yealm

The River Yealm originates from its source in the southern reaches of the outstanding Dartmoor National Park, flowing a total of 12 kilometres to the English Channel at Wembury. From the wide-open moorlands of Dartmoor, the River winds south through picturesque countryside and scenic towns and villages such as Nos Mayo, Cornwood and Newton Ferrers.

Quintessentially British towns and villages, with quaint streets and sheltered waterways perfect for a boat ride or to explore the budding wildlife. The River Yealm is highly protected, a key conservation area, being a Special Area of Conservation and Site of Special Scientific Interest due to it housing and supporting many protected species such as Oysters and much more British aquatic life. More

Salcombe

The charming southwest Devon coastal town of Salcombe sits on the banks of the Kingsbridge Estuary, located within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; Salcombe is well-known for its exceptional coastal views, beautiful beaches and rolling countryside. With its unique location, Salcombe boasts both estuary views and gorgeous beaches. Whether you’re fine dining, tasting the local produce at one of the many restaurants at North Sands, taking in the sights of Salcombe at Mill Bay or building sandcastles in East Portlemouth, you are bound to find an idyllic beach to get away from the crowds. Featuring a centre for sailing, Salcombe is a water sports haven; whether you want to swim, sail, surf, kayak, paddleboard or much more, you are in the right place. More

Salcombe

The charming southwest Devon coastal town of Salcombe sits on the banks of the Kingsbridge Estuary, located within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; Salcombe is well-known for its exceptional coastal views, beautiful beaches and rolling countryside. With its unique location, Salcombe boasts both estuary views and gorgeous beaches.

Whether you’re fine dining, tasting the local produce at one of the many restaurants at North Sands, taking in the sights of Salcombe at Mill Bay or building sandcastles in East Portlemouth, you are bound to find an idyllic beach to get away from the crowds. Featuring a centre for sailing, Salcombe is a water sports haven; whether you want to swim, sail, surf, kayak, paddleboard or much more, you are in the right place. More

Devon events listings

Whether you are looking for a regatta, seafood festival, music or folk festival, there are various options to extend your stay in Devon and have a taste of South West culture.

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Exeter, Devon EX2 5JL

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