Webland Country Lodges

South Devon Coast

Owning a lodge at Webland leaves you well-placed to reach the South Devon coast. You can head South to visit the coastal areas near Plymouth, Bigbury and Salcombe. On the other hand, you can drive eastwards towards Dartmouth, Brixham and Torquay.

The South Devon coastline benefits from the mild South Devon climate. It has received many awards for the quality of its water and beaches. Also, the coastal paths are superb for walkers with miles of marked pathways and stunning views.

Bigbury - Relaxing beach, spectacular views

Bigbury-on-Sea has an extensive sandy beach

Bigbury is popular with many of our owners because, in many ways, it has the same qualities that they were looking for when they chose to come to Webland Farm. A peaceful, quiet location, great for walking, and with some fantastic views. You can even take the dog onto Bigbury beach, although there are restrictions to certain areas during the summer.

Bigbury beach has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag in recognition of the beach’s excellent standards, including the efforts made to make the beach accessible to everyone. In addition to good disabled access, Bigbury beach also provides Beach wheelchairs for those with mobility requirements.

When the tide is out, you can walk to Burgh Island, but when it is in, you need the sea tractor to get across. For golfers, Bigbury golf course has dramatic views of the coastline and countryside.

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Bigbury-on-Sea tourist information

Visit South Devon

Dartmouth - A 'Picture Postcard' Town

The river Dart at Dartmouth

The River Dart, having worked its way across Dartmoor and the South Devon countryside arrives at the coast at Dartmouth.

The town, built into the hillside, has a maze of narrow medieval lanes and a beautiful waterfront with its deep and boat-filled harbour. There are many crafts and antique shops to visit, and a wide choice of pubs and restaurants.

Dartmouth is one of the most attractive coastal towns in the country. Situated on the River Dart, the river, along with the steep wooded hillsides on either side, provides a ‘picture postcard’ view of South Devon.

The town itself has retained much of its character. With its medieval buildings, the oldest dating back to the 14th century, and its narrow streets and walkways, Dartmouth is a fascinating and enjoyable place to visit.

The Butterwalk, a timber-framed arcade that built in the 17th century, contains many attractive shops and restaurants.

You can promenade down the Dart waterside which runs along the length of the town, from the New Quay towards the historic Bayard’s Cove. Being on the water itself is an essential part of a visit to Dartmouth, and you can travel on both ferries and cruise boats.

A cruise down the River Dart towards Totnes is particularly attractive, and it can also be tied in with both bus and steam train travel to make a triangular journey though the South Devon countryside.

Dartmouth Castle is over 600 years old. Strategically sited where the River Dart joins the Dart estuary, the castle is both a historically interesting and picturesque place to visit. There are some spectacular views across the water from the top of the tower. There is also a maze of passages through the castle to explore. 

There are also many events throughout the year, most notably the Dartmouth Regatta in August which has the reputation of being ‘the best in the West’.

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Discover Dartmouth

10 brilliant things to do in Dartmouth

Salcombe - A delightful town on the estuary

Salcombe Kingsbridge Estuary

Salcombe is a delightful coastal town, within easy reach from Webland Farm, with some exceptional views along the estuary, and a long maritime history.

There are many attractive places to eat and drink on the waterfront, and Salcombe caters well for water sports enthusiasts. Beaches are available close to the town and by taking the ferry over to East Portlemouth.

The town itself is full of narrow streets and walkways leading down to the estuary. The town’s history of shipbuilding, cider making and grain export is well in evidence, and the Salcombe Maritime Museum is well worth a visit.

One of the pleasures of Salcombe is taking one of the walks along the estuary, particularly the walk to Bolt Head. These walks can be steep in places, but the views of the estuary and the beaches are magnificent.

There are more outstanding views from the nearby National Trust property of Overbecks which also maintains a maritime photographic collection of old Salcombe.

Salcombe is also well known for its annual festival that combines a host of activities on the estuary with an eclectic mix of music throughout the town.

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Salcombe tourist information

Visit South Devon

Brixham - Character, Charm and Enthusiasm

View of Brixham Harbour With Fishing Boat Lucy-Lou

There are plenty of things to do in Brixham, located at the southern point of South Devon’s beautiful bay. There are historical sites to visit, including the replica of Sir Francis Drake’s ship and the statue of William of Orange; there is the famous Brixham Fish Market which carries on a bustling trade, and the busy harbour is the centre-point of town activities.

Brixham’s plays to its history of pirates and smugglers with lots of fun activities for children in the harbour. There is also the Brixham Pirate Festival which takes place around the first May Bank Holiday, and includes the ‘Biggest Gathering of Pirates’ where every other person seems to have a bandana and an eye patch!

The William of Orange statue celebrates the fact that Brixham was the landing place of William of Orange during the revolution, and there is still a Dutch influence in the town evident in the street and building names.

You can see vessels of all shapes and sizes in Brixham harbour, from fishing boats and tour boats to expensive yachts, and the outline of large trawlers on the horizon.

The harbour includes a full-size replica of the Golden Hind, Sir Francis Drake’s famous Tudor ship. You can tour the boat and feel what it must have been like to be on board as the crew sailed around the world.

With such a strong fishing industry, it is no surprise that there are so many excellent places to eat fresh seafood in Brixham. The market has more than 40 varieties of fish, and you can tour around it and see the activity for yourself.

A boat trip from Brixham provides stunning views of this award-winning South Devon coastline. Alternatively, you can walk or cycle along the coastal path to Berry Head and see some fantastic views looking out to sea.

Brixham makes a great day out and attracts many visitors for its character, charm and general enthusiasm.

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Brixham – South Devon Village Guide

Visit Devon – Brixham

Award Winning Beaches

south devon beach walk

South Devon is well-known as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The range and quality of its beaches are an essential part of this rating.  There are lots of beaches and coves, some large, sandy and easy to access, other small, rural and remote.

Bigbury-on-Sea (above) and Blackpool Sands, close to Dartmouth, both have beautiful sandy beaches and win blue flag awards for their quality.

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Visit South Devon  -Top 10 beaches

Beaches and Coves in South Hams

Coastal Walks -70 miles of beautiful coastline

South Devon coast

South Devon’s beautiful coastline stretches for over 70 miles from Torquay down to Plymouth. It includes delightful coastal towns such as Salcombe, Dartmouth and Teignmouth. There are some lovely sandy beaches, many tidal inlets and great places for safe bathing or water sports.

Well established walking trails are available, and you can choose between easy, moderate and challenging walks. One thing in common is that they all have spectacular views.

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South Devon Walks: Hope Cove to Salcombe

South Devon Walks: East Portlemouth to Gara Rock

South Devon Walks: Dartmouth to Dittisham via Greenway

Explore Devon: South West Coastal Path

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