Salcombe Beach in Devon, ideal for family holidays

Family holidays in Devon

Family holidays in Devon, whether you are planning to visit the north coast or the south, are so popular. It really isn’t a surprise,  Devon has everything you need for a great holiday with the kids. Gorgeous sandy beaches, rock pools, surfing, quaint fishing towns, fossil cliffs, national parks and plenty of family-friendly attractions. You really wont be disappointed if you are planning a holiday in Devon.  

Holidays in North Devon

There are plenty of family friendly places to visit along the north coast. The seaside resort of Woolacombe holds the ‘England for Excellence Gold Award’ for best family resort and with 3 miles of golden sandy beach and life guards on duty during peak season, its a great place to spend the day. Just over the road from the beach you will find local amenities including toilets, family friendly restaurants and shops to enjoy. 

If love rock-pooling, Combe Martin is a great little place to try your luck. When the tide goes out there are plenty of rock pools and rugged caves to explore. Surfers will love the waves at Croyde beach, its stronger tide is perfect for more experienced surfers.  Away from the beaches, there are plenty of attractions including the coastal villages of Lynton and Lynmouth, linked by the dramatic Cliff Railway, well worth a visit and an ideal way to see the dramatic coastline. 

There are plenty of family friendly attractions in north Devon including Watermouth Family Theme Park and Castle, The Milky Way Adventure Park and The Big Sheep. 

It is worth checking out our blog –  10 things to do in North Devon with kids

Holidays in South Devon

South Devon offers some of the best coastline in the UK with award-winning beaches, crystal clear waters and secluded coves to explore. Bantham Beach, Hope Cove Beach and Sandy Bay in Exmouth are just a few of the family friendly beaches you could visit. Teignmouth is also popular , the long beach is overlooked by a Victorian pier, with large children’s play area, skate park and crazy golf nearby. 

South Devon has plenty of attractions for a great family day out including Crealy Theme Park and Resort in Exeter, The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth, and Paignton Zoo Environmental Park in Paignton.  If you have water sport lovers in the family there are plenty of places along the coast offering a range of water sports including surfing, kayaking and paddle boarding. 

Places to stay in Devon

Combe Martin Holiday Park, Devon
Combe Martin Holiday Park
Sandaway Beach Holiday Park, Devon
Sandaway Beach
Devon Cliffs Holiday Park
Devon Cliffs Devon
South Bay Holiday Park, Devon
South Bay Holiday Park
Dawlish Sands, Devon
Dawlish Sands
Landscove Holiday Park
Riviera Bay, Devon
Riviera Bay
Golden Sands Holiday Park in Devon
Golden Sands
Waterside Holiday Park