Devon holiday attractions guide by Salcombe Regis Camping & Caravan Park

Devon is full of great attractions and days out. When you holiday in Devon,  you are guaranteed a great day out. 

At Salcombe Regis Camping and Caravan Park the staff can advise and help visitors make the most of their time in Sidmouth, be it a great pub lunch, a stroll through a local garden, or a visit to a nearby town. The Park is ideal if you just want to relax! For the more energetic, the long distance coastal footpath is on our doorstep. You’re spoilt for choice with things to do. 

Visiting Sidmouth

Sidmouth, a beautiful coastal town nestled in the heart of Devon, is a must-visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and seaside enthusiasts. Its Regency architecture and timeless charm make it an ideal location for visitors of all ages. Sitting amidst spectacular countryside, this town offers a unique blend of rural tranquility and seaside fun.

One of the town’s main attractions is its beach, renowned for being a perfect spot for sun catching, rockpooling, swimming, and playing. The beach, with its safe coastal areas, invites exploration and presents a wonderful opportunity to appreciate the beauty of Sidmouth’s surroundings. Families, in particular, will love exploring the many tidal rock pools and the expansive beach that stretches along the coastline.

Sidmouth Attractions

Sidmouth also boasts other notable attractions like The Donkey Sanctuary, Connaught Gardens, Jacobs Ladder Beach, The Byes Riverside Park, and Peak Hill Llamas. The town serves as a gateway to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, offering visitors a chance to delve into the region’s ancient geological history.

2024 Sidmouth Folk Festival

The Sidmouth Folk Festival, taking place from August 2-9 in 2024, is a week-long extravaganza of world-class folk music, song, and dance. But there’s much more to this festival than just the performances. You can immerse yourself in various workshops that cater to a wide range of interests. From American & English dance workshops to joining the Festival Choir and shape-note singing, there’s plenty for adults to get involved in.

Visiting Beer in Lyme Bay

Beer, a charming fishing village in Devon, is an unspoiled gem on the South Coast of England. Nestled in Lyme Bay, Beer forms part of the 95-mile long Jurassic Coast, England’s first natural World Heritage Site. This picturesque village offers a quaint and charming retreat for anyone seeking a tranquil getaway.

One of the main attractions in Beer is its working fishing beach, where you can enjoy fresh fish from a local shop or relax at one of the beach cafes with a breakfast overlooking the sea. The village is also renowned for its high chalk cliffs and beautiful shingle beach, surrounded by stunning limestone cliffs, making it a perfect spot for nature lovers and photographers.

A visit to Beer would not be complete without exploring the Beer Quarry Caves, a vast man-made complex of underground caverns with a history dating back over 2000 years. The caves are a testament to the centuries of quarrymen who have extracted Beer stone for some of the UK’s most important buildings, including Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London.

Model Railways at Pecorama

If you’re interested in model railways, Pecorama is a must-visit. Located high on the hill overlooking Beer, Pecorama boasts one of the most stunningly located model railway displays in the UK. It’s a delight for both children and adults, offering beautiful gardens, a play area, and the Beer Heights Light Railway, a miniature railway offering rides with panoramic views of the village and the sea.

Experience Devon’s finest attractions

So, pack your bags, bring along your sense of adventure, and get ready to discover the hidden gems of Devon’s stunning coastline. It’s not just a visit, it’s an experience you won’t soon forget. To book your camping or touring holiday, click here.

So much to see and do

The Donkey Sanctuary

Just a short distance away from our camping and caravan park is The Donkey Sanctuary, an incredible attraction that appeals to both young and old alike. This British charitable organisation, based near Sidmouth in Devon, is devoted to the welfare of donkeys.

Open to the public every day from 9 am to 4 pm, the sanctuary offers visitors a chance to explore its vast grounds, meet and learn about the hundreds of donkeys being cared for, and discover more about the charity’s important work.

In addition to its resident donkeys, the sanctuary also features beautiful walks and gardens where visitors can take a leisurely stroll and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the surroundings. The nature centre on site provides insight into the local wildlife and their habitats, making it a great educational experience for children.

Pony Trekking

If you’re looking for a unique and memorable activity during your stay at our camping and caravan park, why not consider pony trekking at Farway Riding Stables or Budleigh Riding Stables? These renowned equestrian centres offer an array of horse riding experiences that can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages and abilities.

Budleigh Salterton Riding School, located on the edge of Woodbury, provides a range of equestrian activities, including lessons, hacks, treks, and even equestrian holidays. They also offer special riding courses and pony days, making it an ideal choice for those looking to immerse themselves in the world of horse riding.

Farway Riding Stables

Farway Riding Stables, located in the picturesque countryside of Farway, Devon, is another excellent choice for horse riding. Known for its friendly atmosphere and professional staff, the stables cater to both beginners and experienced riders.

The delightful Seaton Tramway

If you’re staying with us at our camping and caravan park and looking for a unique adventure, then exploring Devon’s Axe Valley and two nature reserves using the Seaton Tramway is an absolute must. The Seaton Tramway offers a delightful journey through 3 miles of unspoilt countryside along the beautiful Axe Valley.

The tramway operates narrow gauge heritage trams between Seaton, Colyford, and Colyton, providing a charmingly old-fashioned way to take in the stunning views. One of the highlights of this trip is that it passes through two nature reserves, offering an unrivalled view of the abundant wading bird life and other wildlife.

The first nature reserve, Seaton Wetlands, is an award-winning site that runs directly alongside the tram line. With 4km worth of trails and four bird hides, it’s a haven for nature lovers and birdwatchers.

The second nature reserve is Colyford Common, located near the midway point of your journey. It’s a great spot for observing the diverse bird species that make their home in the Axe estuary.

Crealy Theme Park & Resort

If you’re looking for an action-packed day out during your stay at our camping and caravan park, then Crealy Theme Park & Resort is the perfect destination. Located just a short drive away, this award-winning family attraction is the largest theme park in Southwest England, boasting over 60 rides and attractions.

Crealy is a true family adventure park that caters to all ages. Thrill-seekers will love the fast rides, while younger visitors will enjoy meeting and interacting with the farm animals. There’s also a boating lake where you can take a leisurely paddle and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Aside from the exciting rides, Crealy also offers spectacular live entertainment and a range of dining options, making it a full day out. The park is set in over 100 acres of glorious Devon countryside, providing the perfect backdrop for a fun and memorable day out.

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens

For guests at our camping and caravan park seeking the perfect blend of natural beauty, historic charm, and family fun, the Bicton Park Botanical Gardens is a must-visit.

Spanning nearly 300 years of horticultural history, Bicton Park Botanical Gardens is home to over 60 acres of spectacular gardens. Here, you can explore soft sweeping lawns, elegant water features, fragrant English borders, and formal gardens. The gardens also house one of Britain’s finest collections of trees, conserving rare species from all corners of the world.

But Bicton Park is more than just a beautiful garden. It offers an array of activities for all ages. Take a peaceful ride on the Bicton Woodland Railway, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the stunning landscape. Or, challenge yourself in the maze and mini-golf course. Children will love the indoor and outdoor play complexes, where they can burn off their energy in a safe, fun environment. The park also features an ice-free skating rink, offering year-round enjoyment!

Each attraction offers a unique slice of Devon, whether it be the stunning landscapes, fascinating wildlife, thrilling rides, or historic gardens. So whether you’re planning a family holiday, a romantic getaway, or a solo adventure, these attractions near Sidmouth offer the perfect blend of fun, relaxation, and natural beauty. Click here to start your unforgettable Devon adventure with us today!

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