A fine selection of holiday cottages, hotels, B&Bs, Inns, Lodges, Travelodges, Premier Inns etc across the South Devon AONB. Pictured is Mill Bay Beach on The Kingsbridge Salcombe Estuary.
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Top 10 Recommended Places To Visit in South Devon AONB



One of Devon's most popular and beautiful destinations on a bank of the Salcombe Kingsbridge Estuary. A 'must visit' place.

Dartmouth, Devon

Magnificent natural harbour at the mouth of the River Dart set below steep sided hills. The English Riviera is just to the north.

Brixham, Devon

On the north east border of the AONB, self styled as 'one of Britain's most picturesque and historic harbour towns'.

Bigbury-on-Sea, Devon

Exceptionally popular seaside resort next to a big sand beach. The view to Burgh Island is a Devon classic.


Along with Brixham, this destination is on the border of the AONB. Twinned with Narnia, they say. Great place, great people.

Kingsbridge, Devon

To the north of the Salcombe Kingsbridge Estuary and a fine place from which to explore South Devon. Visit the cinema.


Exquisite village looking out across Start Bay. Shingle beach, a National Nature Reserve and top walking via the South West Coast Path.


To the west of the AONB, close to Plymouth Sound. A beach, marine centre and amazing coastal walks. See Newton Ferrers, too.


Recommended for its beaches. Thurlestone is intimate, South Milton Sands stretches east. The area is ideal for families.

Outer Hope, Devon

Glorious coastal village with beaches, a dramatic harbour wall and fine views out to sea.