Best Places to Visit in Devon for Couples

Places to visit in the South of Devon - The Quayside Hotel in Brixham

The Most Romantic Locations in the South West

With a dramatic coastline, golden sandy beaches, picturesque harbours, and quaint villages filled with a superb choice of restaurants, Devon is certainly the perfect place for a romantic staycation.

The fact that Devon is such a fantastic region full of natural beauty and some of the best weather in Britain makes it a popular destination for honeymoons and romantic holidays. 

So, it’s only right that if you are planning a romantic getaway to Devon that you find out exactly where to stay in the coastal county for couples.

So without further ado, here is our take on the most romantic places to visit in Devon.

Where to Stay in Devon for Couples: A Quick Guide


Brixham is a beautiful, historic fishing town located on the south coast in the district of Torbay.

Its close proximity to neighbouring towns of Torquay and Paignton, as well as many other locations on the South Devon coast, make it the perfect base for exploring the English Riviera.

Spend the day at one of Brixham’s best beaches or pull on your walking boots to hit the coastal trails. Wander around the historic fishing town of Brixham, admire the Torbay views from a boat, and sample some of the best Brixham restaurants the town has to offer.

Related: Brixham: The Ultimate Travel Destination for Every Couple


Dartmouth, one of Devon’s most popular destinations, is situated at the mouth of the River Dart. It’s no wonder that Dartmouth is a must-visit location with its vibrant town centre, beautiful coastal scenery, award-winning restaurants, and an abundance of history.

Take a cruise along the River Dart whilst you soak up the breathtaking views, enjoy a coastal walk along the river, or enjoy a picnic admiring the stunning coastal scenery. 


Salcombe is a seaside town like no other. Nestled along the South Devon coastline, Salcombe is known for its beautiful coastal scenery, and the surrounding, rolling countryside.

Salcombe allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds, with everything you can expect from a beach getaway as well as enjoy a rural feel and the fresh, countryside air.

Spend the day taking in the breathtaking views, pop on your hiking boots and enjoy a coastal walk, stroll around the many independent shops and finish off sampling the famous Salcombe crab.


Sidmouth, a regency town located on the south coast of Devon, is famous for its rugged red cliff sides, beautiful beaches, manicured gardens, and sweeping coastal views.

Surrounded by the stunning countryside, and nestled along the coastline, Sidmouth makes the perfect base to explore the local area.

If you still needed a reason to stay, visitors travel from all over the world to view the spectacular red sandstone cliffs and visit the gateway to Jurassic Park. Jurassic Park, England’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an area full of geological importance.

Frequently Asked Questions About The Best Places to Visit in Devon for Couples

Where is the prettiest place in Devon?

Devon is home to some of the most beautiful and scenic coastal towns in the UK such as:
1. Brixham
2. Dartmouth
3. Sidmouth
4. Salcombe
5. Croyde
6. Appledore
7. Clovelly
8. Hartland
9. Beer
10. Dittisham 

What is the best seaside town in Devon?

Brixham is one of the best seaside towns in Devon. One of Devon’s most attractive, popular holiday destinations, Brixham is the perfect base to enjoy coastal walks, days out at the beach, fresh seafood and for exploring the bustling harbour.

Summary of Best Places to Visit in Devon for Couples

Finding the ideal getaway as a couple is no easy task, especially when you’re searching for a range of activities to enjoy with your partner. 

It’s no wonder that Devon is so popular for a romantic staycation with everything you could possibly need for the perfect couples retreat you’re longing for.

We hope this guide has given you some inspiration and helped you plan the perfect couples’ romantic retreat.

If you’re looking for a romantic place to stay in Devon, take a look at the Quayside Hotel in Brixham. Perfectly located on the harbourside for a South Devon coastal getaway.

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