The summer is officially here and Brits are searching for the perfect getaway to make the most of the sun. It’s no secret that there are Devon spots that have earnt a place in the hall of fame, from the beach dubbed the British Thailand and the town that’s just like Turkey all nestled in Devon.
But you may not know that there are some spectacular spots that rival the most iconic destinations in the world.
According to research from holiday home operator, Verdant Leisure, more than four in five holidaymakers say they are likely to go on a staycation this year, but opting for a UK holiday doesn’t mean missing out on exotic scenes usually found abroad.
Woolacombe Beach looks like Bondi Beach, Australia
The first Devon spot that you could mistake for being abroad is Woolacombe Beach. With the stunning stretch of golden sands you might be mistaken for thinking you’ve landed in Australia and taken a trip to Bondi Beach.
Located on the North Devon coast, between Croyde and Ilfracombe, the three-mile sandy beach is popular with surfers and families looking for a traditional seaside experience. The gorgeous sandy beach, surrounded by rugged cliffs and sand dunes, is a popular spot amongst holiday-goers and surfers alike. While we can’t promise warm sea water all year round, it can promise unrivalled areas of natural beauty.
Tunnels Beaches looks like Ulluwatu, Bali
Fortunately for UK holidaymakers, you can replicate the magic of Ulluwatu in Bali, without the steep price tag, when visiting Devon’s stunning Tunnels Beaches in Ilfracombe.
Located on the beautiful North Devon coast, the visitor attraction is made up of a series of hand carved tunnels down to a series of small sheltered beaches. The venue provides a thatched roof gazebo which overlooks the breath-taking Devon coastline for a picture-perfect backdrop. It’s no wonder it’s one of the best venues in the UK for weddings.
Lynton and Lynmouth look like Switzerland
The twin coastal towns of Lynton and Lynmouth are often referred to as ‘Little Switzerland’. Located on the very northern edge of Exmoor National Park in North Devon and around just five miles from the Devon and Somerset border, the two beautiful coastal destinations sit at the top and bottom of the same hill.
The Georgian and Victorian settlements have been repeatedly named among the most beautiful spots in Devon – and it’s not hard to see why.
Wherever you plan on going for your next getaway, Devon has plenty of spots to pick from and they all offer something for the whole family. Don’t forget that you can stay up to date with all the events going on too, so you can plan yourself an unforgettable summer.
Source : Devonline