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Top 10 Romantic Spots in Devon

Devon is a fantastic holiday destination for couples looking for a romantic getaway to enjoy coastal beach trips along the South West coastline or a countryside escape to make the most of the remote isolation and reconnect with your loved one. 

Top 10 romantic holiday destinations in Devon

  • Croyde
  • Salcombe
  • Clovelly
  • Totnes
  • Lynton and Lynmouth
  • Ilfracombe
  • Exeter
  • Dartmoor
  • Exmoor
  • Chagford


Croyde bay in North Devon is a sleepy surf village nestled in the valley between Down End and Baggie Point. There are a number of stunning walks in the area from countryside routes to the very popular South West coastal path around Baggie Point. The perfect way to end a romantic evening in Croyde with your loved one is on the beach with a bbq and a blanket sharing a cold drink as the sun sets beyond the horizon. Croyde is also home to a row of popular pubs that offer live music in the summer and roast dinner in the winter, all walking distance from many of the cottages in Croyde


The harbour town of Salcombe in South Devon is a relaxing and quaint fishing and sailor safe haven enjoyed by many tourists and locals alike. Couples can enjoy a romantic boat trip along the river taking in the scenery as boats float by and birds fly overhead. On a busy Saturday you can shop till you drop on the high street in the centre of Salcombe. There are a number of waterfront bars & restaurants that offer quality dining with beautiful views and fantastic food. 


A secret gem built into the cliffs in North Devon, Clovelly is a steep hillside village famous for its fishing harbour which is a popular social media shot.Couples can walk down the cobblestone path that guides you from the top of the hill, past the cafe and down towards the pub and harbours walls. At low tide you can walk across the pebble beach and skim stones on the calm waters that look out across the bristol channel.


Enjoy the riverside views from popular pubs, parks and castles as you take a trip around Totnes. From boat trips to vineyards there are plenty of romantic escapes for you and your partner to enjoy. The coastal towns of Paignton or Torquay are only a short drive away if you fancy a beach trip or the Tamar Valley AONB offers scenic remote countryside. 

Lynton & Lynmouth

A coastal village at the bottom of the valley where multiple rivers connect, steeped in history which is waiting to be discovered in the museums in the centre. Enjoy scenic walks & a classic Devonshire cream tea in front of the fishing harbour where birds perch and boats float. Experience the cliff railway which climbs the sheer face of the coastal cliff side connecting Lynton to Lynmouth where there are many welcoming ice cream shops serving a number of joyful flavours to enjoy in front of the coastal view across the Bristol channel.


Made popular when tourists from London would flock to Ilfracombe via train, the quiet little village is now a vibrant hub of activity. The tunnels beaches, a popular wedding venue, offer a private patch of coast away from the hustle and bustle of Ilfracombe town. A unique walk through the cliff to swim or sunbath on the pebble beach on the other side. Ilfracombe has a number of high quality restaurants and popular bars so you can enjoy the busy nightlife before returning the to comfort of your luxury holiday home in Ilfracombe


A romantic weekend doesn’t have to be about sunsets and beaches, sometimes the perfect evening for couples is putting on your best clothes and enjoying a fine dining experience in a city followed by a walk around the cathedral at night. Exeter is a charming city with a professional rugby club in Exeter Chiefs, a busy high street and a plethora of quaint cafes and 5 star restaurants.


The vast remoteness of Dartmoor and the far-reaching views of countryside, farmland and rising Torrs makes for an outdoor enthusiast's heaven. Taking the opportunity to visit Dartmoor & climb one of the many Tors that occupy the land here allows you to connect with nature and forget about the busy life waiting for you at home. Take your partner on a romantic day trip to the isolated beauty of Dartmoor and if you’re lucky stumble across a charming pub with a warm fire and welcoming music. 


Nestled into the countryside on Exmoor is a winding river with guiding paths either side with nature thriving in a vibrant ecosystem. Tarr Steps is a stunning walk with a charming pub, car park and toilets at the start of the circular walk that serves a mouth watering roast and thirst quenching drink for you and your dog. Enjoy a gentle stroll along the river's edge with your loved one and make your rural date whilst on holiday in Exmoor one to remember.


What better way to spend an afternoon with your loved one than to build the very wedding ring that you will wear for the rest of your life. Chagford is a charming Devonshire village with a lovely high street and a classic stone church in the centre. Once you have finished making your rings you can dine at a Michelin star restaurant or stock up on some home grown produce and cook up a romantic dinner yourself. There are also a number of stunning walks that follow rivers, footpaths and countryside, perfect for all abilities and weather conditions.

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