Urban Illustration’s guide for the best Devon Honeymoon
If you are planning a staycation honeymoon then Devon is the perfect romantic destination to relax and enjoy some quality time together with your new spouse. Whether you’re looking for beautiful countryside and moors, tranquil coves or beaches, Devon is the place to go. In this blog, we will be highlighting some of the most romantic things to do in Devon that will make your honeymoon extra special.
Book a romantic cottage in Devon
Of course, top of our list of romantic things to do in Devon is to book a special place to stay where you can spend quality time with your loved one. Devon, is well-known to have the most luxurious accommodation in the UK. There are various holiday cottages or beach houses to choose from that are absolutely stunning and offer the most breath-taking views. Moreover, many properties include various unique amenities, such as open fires, swimming pools, jacuzzies or saunas. Pricewise some locations offer great all-inclusive honeymoon packages.
Sharpham Vineyard is a great location to experience beautiful vineyards and taste authentic Devon wine. The vineyard is nestled near the town of Totnes in Devon. During your visit you have the option of booking a tour to learn all about the wine making process. Furthermore, you can try the award-wining Sharpham cheese or dine in at the The Cellar Door Alfresco Kitchen. The scenery at the vineyard greatly resembles the authentic Italian countryside, hence it is a winning-idea for honeymoon couples
Go for a beach walk
When you think about Devon, the colour that comes in mind is blue. The colour of the magnificent South Devon’s beaches, which are the perfect locations for a romantic walk under the stars or sun. Honeymooners, love heading down to the beach at night to watch the starring sky with their loved one. However, we do advise to dress up warmly and even take some blankets with you to keep warm and cosy. Apart from the Devon Cliffs, locations such as Elendor Cove and Blackpool sands, tops our list for being Devon’s most romantic beaches.
Picnic at Dartmoor
Dartmoor National Park is a vast moorland in Devon, a beautiful natural location for a lovely romantic picnic. There are plenty of great walks and pathways to choose from, that can accommodate every level of walker. Likewise, some wonderful locations to visit at Dartmoor are; Bellever Tor and Venford Reservoir. The National Park also contains archaeological sites dating back to the Early Neolithic period such as Spinster’s Rock, Merrivale Bronze Age ceremonial complex and Grimspound.
Take a boat trip on the River Dart
Sit back and appreciate the true vastness of the Dart Valley from the comfort of a boat paddle steamer or river boat cruise. There are several options for romantic boat trips, some even are available for private hire and offer dining experiences onboard, making your voyage an unforgettable experience. One of the most popular choices honeymooners usually go for is the Picnic Boat, which is a private boat for two, and provides dining and, champagne as well as the options to be taken to a swimming or crabbing location or a vineyard tour at Sharpham.
Dinner with a seascape view
Make your honeymoon dinner date one to remember by choosing some of top dining locations with the most breath-taking views. Our favourite restaurants include the luxurious Dart Marina in Dartmouth, Gara Rock in East Portlemouth, and for offshore dining there’s River Exe Café, in Exmouth. Please note, that it is prudent to book a table at these locations in advance as they tend to get quite busy during the weekends.
These are just a few of the romantic things to do in Devon. These tips will guarantee an unforgettable romantic Devon honeymoon accompanied by great scenery and great food. While you are at strolling the lovely streets of Devon, don’t forget to check out the local tourist shops to spot our Devon-inspired products.
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6 Ideas for the perfect Devon Honeymoon:
- Book a romantic cottage in Devon
- Wine Tasting
- Beach Walk
- Picnic at the Dartmoor
- Boat Trip on River Dart
- Dinner with a sea view