Devon’s Most Instagrammable Attractions

My Favourite Cottages share the most instagrammable attractions in Devon to help you find the picture-perfect spot for your trip this National Picnic Month.

With school summer holidays approaching, many parents are preparing to take the family away for a well-deserved break.

And with foreign holidays proving a lot of hassle amid the airport travel chaos, it looks likely that past predictions of July 2022 being the busiest month for staycations will come true.

My Favourite Cottages have holiday properties across Southwest England and the Scottish Highlands, many of which can rival a foreign holiday in terms of stunning coastal views - especially when the British weather is on a good run.

One of our most popular holiday destinations, Devon was recently revealed to have one of the lowest crime rates in the country, making it the perfect spot for a family getaway this summer.

This July is National Picnic Month, so we investigated Devon’s local attractions to discover which one has the most Instagram tags and is therefore the most instagrammable – and the best picnic spot - to visit during your stay.

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The most Instagrammable tourist attraction is Saunton Sands, with 41,400 tags.

Situated on the North Devon coast, near Braunton, Saunton Sands beach is three miles long and popular for swimmers, surfers and dog owners. Plus, its golden sands provided the ideal location to film Robbie Williams's 1997 hit ‘Angels’.

In second position, Clovelly Beach has 32,400 tagged photos of its quaint pebble beach. Once owned by the Queen, this beach in North Devon’s Torridge District is completely car-free, perfect for snorkellers, and dog-friendly. 

Burgh Island is the third most Instagrammed attraction for a day out or family picnic in Devon, with 29,300 tagged photos. An iconic South Devon landmark, located directly opposite Bigbury on Sea beach, the island is accessible by sea tractor and known for its beautiful sandy beaches, art-deco, and Agatha Christie novels.

Completing the top five Instagrammable attractions to take the family this summer are Exmouth Beach, Saltram, and Croyde Beach – with 24,200, 19,400 and 15,800 tags per location respectively.

When visiting tourist destinations this summer, remember these top tips to have a picture-perfect holiday:

Ensure you clean up after your visit 
Last year the UK’s largest union, Unison, called for more funding after tourists left UK holiday hotspots swamped with waste. Taking your rubbish home with you, finding a bin for your litter, or cutting down on single-use plastics - are effective ways to keep beauty spots clean.
Respect the locals
Many local businesses in the Devon area have been hit hard over the last few years, so respecting the people that live near tourist destinations by parking, drinking, and socialising sensibly, will be appreciated. Plus, taking time out of your day to purchase gifts or necessities during your trip will help them and the local economy.
Keep safe
Ensure you always supervise children or vulnerable adults to avoid accidents caused in hotspots surrounded by water, cliffs or wildlife. 


We analysed the tourist attractions from Visit Devon’s website to reveal the most tagged tourist attractions on Instagram’s ‘tagged’ photo section as of 6/7/2022.

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