The combination of countryside, coastline and the sea in South Devon means it is the perfect destination for outdoor adventures! Whether you want to try an activity for the first time, or want to continue with a favourite hobby, the area provides plenty of scope for sports and outdoor pursuits.
We have included links below to some of the most popular activities, including walking, horse riding, surfing and cycling – but there is lots more on offer, so please ask if you need advice.
The best locations for surfing and body boarding are Bantham, Bigbury, Challaborough. You can check the surf report online at Magic Seaweed.
Sailing, Canoeing, Stand up Paddle Boarding & Kayaking
· Canoe Adventures, Tuckenhay
· Totnes Kayaks, Stoke Gabriel
· Waterborn Stand Up Paddle Boards, based at The Crabshell Inn, Kingsbridge
· Salcombe Dinghy Sailing, Salcombe
· Tri-Ocean Surf, Churchstow Business Park also hires all types of equipment for surfing, canoeing etc.
Take a look at our walking page for our top 10 walks around the area. You can also visit the following websites for more information: South West Coastal Path, Visit Dartmoor, South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the National Trust.
The landscape offers challenging and interesting rides for cyclists. For more information, please visit:
We highly recommend Dittiscombe Equestrian Centre (our children enjoy riding lessons there). It is about a 20 minute drive away.
If you are a keen golfer, you can visit one of the world-class golf courses in the area: