Top 5 Things to Do in South Devon this Summer

South Devon is lucky enough to be home to a whole host of attractions, from family adventure parks, historical houses and castles, through to exploring sandy shores and pretty harbourside towns.

We’ve suggested some of the best things for you to do during your stay in South Devon, and these are just a handful of recommendations.

  • Make Your Own Gin

The award-winning Salcombe Gin is hand crafted in a beautiful 450l copper pot still and distilled over in Salcombe. Their base in Salcombe also has a gin school where you can make your own gin in a mini copper pot and develop your own unique recipe whilst sipping a gin and tonic. The distillery is also home to a bar which overlooks the estuary and offers a range of delicious gin cocktails.

If you’re staying near Beesands, you can cut down to Salcombe by heading to East Portlemouth to park first before hopping on the foot ferry to Salcombe.

  • Explore the Coast

We’re so lucky to have two coastlines in Devon! However, we’re biased and LOVE the South Coast! There are miles of paths to explore on the South West Coast Path. Whether you’re the avid hiker looking for a challenge or more of a gentle stroller, there are numerous walks to discover and enjoy stunning scenery and an abundance of wildlife. Head on over to the South West Coast Path to find out some routes suitable for you.

Top Coastal Hotspots:

  • Start Point Lighthouse (tours also available throughout the summer)
  • Prawle Point
  • Bolt Head
  • East Portlemouth

Top Beaches:

  • Slapton Sands
  • Blackpool Sands
  • Bantham Beach
  • Mill Bay

  • Hop on a Steam Train

Winner of the Tourism Experience of the year and Business of the year 2013 (South West), the Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company are unique in offering combined steam railway, river and sea adventures for days out in Devon.

The Round Robin is an award-winning full day out – a steam train journey, ferry crossing, river cruise and bus ride, it is easy to see why it’s got the title it deserves.

  • Visit Agatha Christie’s Home

Take a glimpse into the beloved holiday home of the famous and much-loved author Agatha Christie and her family. Now a National Trust House, Greenway is nestled in a woodland garden on the edge of the River Dart. There are many different ways to get there, including ferry, vintage bus and steam train. If you’d like to arrive by car you must pre-book your parking space online or by telephone.

  • Pretend to be a Kid Again

Located just 10 minutes from Dartmouth is Woodlands Adventure Park, one of the largest family theme parks in the South West offering a fun-filled day out for all the family.

 Covering 90 acres there’s a whole host of activities to keep children and adults alike entertained, from large indoor play area, zoo farm, water rides and outdoor adventure parks.

Few rooms available for the summer holidays here at The Cricket Inn. For further details check availability or call us on 01548 580215.