Things To Do In South Devon

There’s plenty to do in South Devon, whether you’re visiting on a family holiday, a romantic couple’s retreat, adventure with your dog, enjoying a Devon staycation with friends, or you’re travelling solo.

From thrillseeking, heart-pounding activities, to family-friendly attractions, relaxing, dog-friendly walks and fun-filled events, you’re sure to find some exciting things to do in South Devon.

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Attractions, Activities & Events Near Dawlish Warren

Browse our latest blog posts to learn more about the best seasonal and year-round things to do in South Devon.

13 Family-Friendly Things To Do In October Half-Term 2022 In South Devon

Child-friendly not-so-scary thrills for Hallowe’en 2022 in South Devon Key dates for October half-term End of term 1: Friday 21st October 2022 October half-term: Monday 24th October 2022 – Friday 28th October 2022 Start of term 2: Monday 31st October 2022 Hallowe’en is one of our favourite times of the year: apple-bobbing, telling ghost stories...

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14 Things to Do in South Devon Autumn 2022

See what Devon has to offer this autumn Devon is beautiful in the autumn, with russet-coloured leaves scattered about the countryside, brisk yet refreshing breezes coming across the sea – all without the crowds of summer! If you’re looking for a relaxing, secluded UK staycation this year, why not try South Devon in the autumn?...

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5 Reasons To Try Afternoon Tea By The Sea In Devon

Find out why cake and cream tea tastes better in Devon At Langstone Cliff, we like to think that we do afternoon tea just right. But why does our afternoon tea taste so good? Well, we’ve done a bit of research, and it turns out that being by the sea actually scientifically helps you enjoy...

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7 Magical Waterfall Walks in South Devon

The most spectacular waterfalls in Dartmoor and South Devon There’s nothing as magical as a walk past a babbling brook and a majestic waterfall, and there’s plenty of unforgettable waterfall walks in Devon near the Langstone Cliff Hotel. Here are a few of our favourites: 1. Canonteign Falls Approx. 33 mins drive from the Langstone...

A Weekend in Dawlish

Things to do in and around Dawlish A great coastal town for traditional seaside holidays, Dawlish has everything you could need for a fun-filled weekend away with family. There are sandy beaches, plenty of attractions, walking and cycle routes, golf courses and more to see and do around Dawlish. The town has been a popular...

A Weekend With The Healey Drivers Club, May 2018

Here at the Langstone Cliff Hotel, we excel at hosting clubs and their special events… Over the weekend of 10th to 13th May 2018 we were delighted to host Healey Drivers Club for a celebration – the Austin-Healey Sprite was 60 years old! We always look forward to events such as these; more than 40...

Antique and Vintage Shops in South Devon

The best antique and vintage shops in South Devon When staying at our Dawlish hotel, you might be wondering about doing some shopping during your stay. In addition to high street stores, South Devon is home to several independent shops, including some lovely antique and vintage stores. With loads of furniture, collectables and unique items to...

The Best Golf Courses In South Devon

With the warmer weather on the way and the evenings beginning to draw out, the possibility of heading to the golf course for the day is becoming more and more alluring. Here at the Langstone Cliff Hotel, we’re often asked about the best places to play golf in South Devon, therefore we’ve put together this...

Best Places for Fish & Chips in Dawlish

A guide to the best fish and chip shops in Dawlish When it comes to coastal holidays in the UK, knowing the best place to get fish and chips is vital! Fish and chips are one of Britain’s favourite dishes, and there is nothing better than tucking into a vinegary, salty serving of chips and...

Christmas At Home vs Christmas By The Sea

Should you get away to the seaside this Christmas? It’s an age-old debate: “Should we go away for Christmas this year?” More often than not, the question is promptly forgotten and everyone quickly returns to stressing out over what colour table cloth will go with the baubles on the tree, and whether Auntie Brenda will...

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Cycle Routes In South Devon

The best cycle routes in South Devon South Devon is an area that truly has the best of two worlds – dense, wooded forests, country walks and the tranquillity of nature are complemented and contrasted by the gorgeous coastal towns and villages of the area. Whether you’re planning a holiday to South Devon for later...

Dawlish Warren Named As Blue Flag Beach For 2022

The best blue flag beach in South Devon Our beloved local beach, Dawlish Warren, has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag for another year! Being recognised in 2022 means that locals and visitors can celebrate 24 consecutive years of the 1.5-mile stretch being a Blue Flag beach – and in case you didn’t know, the...

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Dog-Friendly Pubs In And Around Dawlish

Bring your four-legged friend on your South Devon staycation Bringing your dog on holiday with you is great, as it means you don’t have to leave them at a kennel or with a dog sitter. However, even if your accommodation is dog-friendly, such as our Dawlish hotel with sea views, you have to keep in...

Everything You Need To Know About Powderham Castle

A visitor’s guide to Powderham Castle in South Devon If you’re visiting or holidaying in South Devon, make sure a visit to Powderham Castle is on your list! This ancestral West Country home offers plenty to do, and more impressive still, it’s stayed in the same family for 600 years! Powderham Castle’s location and name...

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Finest Food Producers in South Devon

A guide to the best food and drink producers in South Devon A holiday to South Devon and our Dawlish hotel with sea views is not complete without sampling some of the finest food and drink in the region. Many of the pubs, restaurants and cafés in the area serve up the best food and...

Five Golf Courses Near Langstone Cliff Hotel

The five best golf courses near Langstone Cliff Hotel in South Devon It’s common knowledge that our hotel can be found right by the seaside and Exe Estuary in Dawlish, but what you may not know is that we have some excellent golf courses nearby that professional players and amateurs can both enjoy! Here are...

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Five Reasons to Spend Your Summer at the Langstone Cliff Hotel

Book your summer staycation in South Devon There’s nothing like a summer holiday to bring the family together. Whether it is generations of your nearest and dearest wanting a break away or just you and a special someone wanting some time out, we have plenty of reasons why you should spend your summer with us...

Ghostly Tales of Hauntings in South Devon

The spookiest ghost stories of South Devon With the evenings beginning to draw out as we approach the spring time, we’re being treated to some spectacular orange sunsets that can cast a ghostly shadow over the horizon. Although we typically associate Halloween and the month of October with haunting tales and ghost stories, this time...

Give Your Christmas Party a Devonshire Twist

Best venue for your Devon office Christmas party You want your Christmas party to go off with a bang, so leave soggy sausage rolls and boxes of cheap wine behind you and embrace the weird and wonderful traditions of Devonshire county! Devon is an ancient county steeped in tradition and there are plenty of wintery...

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Top Five Places for Bird Watching in Devon

A guide to Devon’s best spots for birdwatching Devon is filled with a wide range of habitats, fertile estuaries, heathland, woodland, farmland and moorland, making it home to some of the most stunning bird residents in the UK.   Devon is well known for its population of Cirl Buntings, Peregrine, Raven, Dipper, Pied Flycatcher and...

Things To Do In Dawlish During Spring

Book your South Devon spring staycation Dawlish delivers on exciting things to do all year round and springtime is certainly no different! The days have been getting warmer and with the longer light hours, our seaside resort is the perfect place to have a well-deserved break. If you’re wondering what’s on in Devon, read on....

Valentine’s Day By The Sea

Spend this Valentine’s Day by the sea on the South Devon Coast If you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day treat, then we are sure you have already considered sea view hotels. South Devon’s proximity to the coast is reason enough to visit, whatever the weather and our sea rooms offer unrivalled views. We’d love to...

The History Of The South Devon Railway

Just over half an hour away from our family friendly Devon accommodation by the sea, The South Devon Railway is one of the West Country’s most loved tourist attractions and well worth a visit. South Devon Railway has certainly been around for a long time (it first opened in May 1872), but what you might...

Running Events In Devon

Though many may see a trip to the South West as a time to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery, some are coming to take part in some of the country’s most challenging running races! The National Parks of Exmoor and Dartmoor provide excellent terrain for pushing yourself harder than before, and combined with breathtaking...

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How to Spend Valentine’s Day in South Devon

Romantic breaks in Devon this Valentine’s Day The rustic charm of the country villages, the wild coastline and gorgeous beaches all add to the delights South Devon has to offer this Valentine’s Day. If you are spending a last-minute or well-planned trip with your loved one to Devon this February for Valentine’s Day, and want...

Live Music Venues In South Devon

A guide to the best live music venues in South Devon Unlike Bristol, London, Manchester or any other major city around the UK with a thriving music scene, the area of South Devon and its towns and cities are not entirely overrun with live music venues. Unfortunately, this means that there is only a certain...

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Shopping In South Devon

A guide to the best places to go shopping in South Devon When thinking of Devon, the idea of commercial and well-established shopping centres don’t immediately spring to mind; however, this just isn’t the case! Granted, we don’t have mega-malls with rows upon rows of designer shops, but what South Devon does offer is a...

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A Visitor’s Guide To Exeter Cathedral

The buzzing and vibrant capital of the south-west county of Devon, Exeter is home to a number of attractions and sights. One of the most elegant and magnificent of those is the cathedral at the heart of the city that really can’t be missed if you’re visiting the area. In this article, we’ll be focusing...

Things To Do In And Around Exeter

The best things to do in Exeter If you are looking for things to do in South Devon, then a trip to Exeter needs to be on your list. An impressive and historic cathedral city, there are so many things to do in Exeter we would struggle to tell you everything! Langstone Cliff is one of...