East Portlemouth to Start Point (NT)
EAST PORTLEMOUTH, DEVON
East Portlemouth to Prawle Point is a complete contrast to its busier neighbour Salcombe. Leave the crowds behind and discover unspoilt beaches and blustery cliffs where you might not meet a soul for miles. Chill out on sandy beaches with turquoise waters at Mill Bay, Sunny Cove and Seacombe Sands. Climb up to the lookouts dotted along the cliffs for amazing views and information about the voluntary coastwatch. After a wander along the coast you can treat yourself to a well-deserved lunch or cream tea at the Gara Rock restaurant.
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With magnificent coastlines, two historic cities and the world-famous Dartmoor National Park, Devon sums up all that is best about the British landscape. For centuries it has been a fashionable and much loved holiday destination – especially south Devon’s glorious English Riviera.
Close to the English Riviera lies Dartmoor, one of the south-west’s most spectacular landscapes. The National Park, which contains Dartmoor, covers 365 square miles and includes many fascinating geological features – isolated granite tors and two summits exceeding 2,000 feet among them.
Not surprisingly, in Dartmoor the walking opportunities are enormous. Cycling in the two National Parks is also extremely popular and there is a good choice of off-road routes taking you to the heart of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Devon’s towns and cities offer stimulating alternatives to the rigours of the countryside.
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