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Where can I visit on my Devonshire holiday?

Date: 8th July 2020
Author: Sarah Twist
Publisher: Darwin Escapes
Park: Beach Cove Coastal Retreat
Local Area

If you’re wondering where you can visit when you holiday with us in Devon then you’ve come to the right post!
With our resorts now open, we are so glad to be welcoming you to our wonderful locations. We know you’ll want to explore the local area as much as you can, so we’ve put together a small number of local attractions and perfect places to visit during your trip, which are all open and following government guidance.
Read below for South Devon and Hawkchurch Resort & Spa, or scroll further down for Beach Cove Coastal Retreat in North Devon.

Hawkchurch Resort & Spa

Forde Abbey
There is no pre-booking in place here, but there are social distancing measures to be followed, which is explained on your arrival. Forde Abbey is a popular attraction for all ages interests, from families to historians. The gardens include an Asian woodland and prairie garden to explore.

Axe Valley Wildlife Park
Booking your ticket in advance is essential for entry as there are two timed entry sessions per day. The wildlife park is a small and friendly zoo aimed at children 12 years old and under, however everyone will love visiting the animals in residence, including meerkats, wildcats and otters.


  • Burton Bradstock Beach
  • Eype Beach
  • East Beach
  • Cobb Gate Beach

Walking Trails

  • Charmouth Forest
  • Coney’s Castle
  • Lambert’s Castle

Beach Cove Coastal Retreat

Tarka Trail
A 163 mile walking and cycling path in the shape of a figure eight, which takes you through beautiful landscapes. Explore ancient woodland, striking moorland and productive farmland on your journey, The Tarka Trail passes through a number of towns you may want to visit, including Barnstaple, Braunton and our own Ilfracombe.

Woolacombe Beach

Wildersmouth Beach

Westword Ho!
Visit this wonderful Victorian seaside resort with a fabulous name taken from the Charles Kingsley novel.

Ilfracombe Harbour
As the largest harbor in North Devon, the Ilfracombe harbor has been popular with tourists for several centuries.

Holidaying maybe different in these unprecedented times, but you can still explore the UK’s countryside to your hearts content

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We’ve now reopened all of our holiday resorts. Find out more.