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Wonderful Walks Around South Devon

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Calendar iconPosted 14th Feb 2021

As well as having more fantastic family attractions than any other seaside resort in the UK, the English Riviera has so many beautiful places to discover and explore on foot – whatever the weather!

We’ve put together our top wonderful walks to take around South Devon during your next stay at our Devon holiday parks – great for blowing away the cobwebs and getting yourself out in the fresh sea air.

Goodrington Sands to Paignton Harbour

One of the walks that is right on your holiday accommodation doorstep with a stay at our holiday parks begins right from our nearest Blue Flag beach at Goodrington.

Goodrington Sands is just a 10-minute walk from Beverley Holidays and from here you can take a leisurely stroll along the long sandy stretch of beach or opt for the pretty promenade lined with colourful beach huts.

Take the steps uphill to the glorious gardens and amazing views at Roundham, a great spot to grab an Instagram shot, then continue on to the small fishing harbour in Paignton.


Paignton Harbour

Torre Abbey Sands to Cockington

Starting at the long sandy beach of Torre Abbey Sands in Torquay, the canvas for our local legend The Sandman who often does the most amazing artwork when the tides out, this walk will take you past the Grand Hotel and then on to Cockington Lane.

The seaside soon fades into the distance as you enter a new world entirely when you step foot in the picture postcard village of Cockington.

Cockington village offers the ideal spot to stop and enjoy a delicious Devon Cream Tea before you head on to the 450 acres and beautiful gardens and lakes of Cockington Country Park.

Plus, with dog’s welcome here too, it’s a brilliant place to take your four-legged friend during your dog-friendly holiday with us.

Torre Abbey Sands Torquay


Broadsands to Churston Circular

From Broadsands Beach, follow the coastal path where you’ll soon discover the stunning little shingle beach at Elberry Cove with its turquoise waters and friendly Sammy the seal who frequents the area.

The route then leads to the beautiful beach at Churston Cove, then on to Churston village where you’ll find a picturesque train station on the Dartmouth Steam Railway where you could catch sight of one of their steam trains before heading back for the return walk across Churston Golf Club and back to Broadsands Beach.

Broadsands Beach

Elberry Cove

Anstey’s Cove Circular

This is one of our favourite walks. It begins at Kent’s Cavern in Torquay and quickly leads you towards Meadfoot beach. This is a brilliant spot to take in stunning views of the bay and Thatcher Rock with its birdlife and other seafaring friends such as seals and sometimes even dolphins.

As you continue on the path past Thatcher Point, Hopes Nose and through the woodland, you’ll arrive at Anstey’s Cove – a quiet and beautiful shingle beach nestled between the cliffs – a great place to come if you’re looking to escape the crowds.

A stroll across the playing fields will complete the circular walk.

Ansteys Cove, Torquay

Brixham Harbour to Berry Head

Begin this walk by admiring the boats moored up at Brixham harbourside and take the promenade towards the Blue Flag Breakwater Beach and then on to Shoalstone Seawater Pool.

The coastal path from here leads you uphill to Berry Head Nature Reserve where stunning panoramic views of the English Riviera await you and more often than not you can spot a pod of dolphins splashing in the deep blue below.

This is another great place for a dog walk, to enjoy a spot of wildlife watching or for grabbing a bite to eat at the Guardhouse Café.


Berry Head Nature Reserve. One of the great walks in south Devon.

The South West Coast Path

If you’re really looking to explore the great outdoors during your visit to the English Riviera, then why not take on the challenge to walk the 22-miles of the South West Coastal Path through Brixham, Paignton, Torquay and Babbacombe?

The coastal path is the longest National Trail in the country and the Torbay stretch provides access to some brilliant hidden gems along the way that you can only discover on foot. For more information visit the South West Coast Path website.


We hope you get to enjoy some of these walks whilst staying with us.

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