The most romantic spots in Devon

With Valentine’s Day approaching we thought we’d pull together a list of the most romantic spots in Devon. If you’re thinking of proposing (or just going for a smoochy stroll) it would be hard to find prettier or more atmospheric places. Check out Devon’s hotels too – a number of them have been named amongst the most romantic in Europe in past Trip Advisor Awards.

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Croyde Bay, North Devon
The beautiful bay around Croyde has crashing waves, clifftop walks and dunes to tuck yourselves away in. Find a cosy pub to snuggle up in after your visit.
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Doone Valley, Exmoor
This area was the setting for Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor, probably because of its beautiful heathland, ancient woodland and babbling waters.
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Dartmeet, Dartmoor
This spot on atmospheric Dartmoor is where the East and West Dart tributaries meet to flow into the great River Dart- so not only is it beautiful and ancient, but it’s a very symbolical place to propose!
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 valentines day devon national marine aquariumLove is in the air for adults this half term when on Valentine’s Day, for the first time ever, The National Marine Aquarium will be opening its doors so you can enjoy a romantic valentine’s meal with your loved one in front of the Atlantic Ocean curved window tank, the UK’s largest. Be quick though! Tickets are limited and the earlier you book the closer to the tank you will be.


Branscombe beach, East Devon
The spectacular coast around this area is easily accessible at Branscombe, where there’s a long pebble beach (perfect for re-enacting pebble skimming scenes straight from films), painted beach huts, and pretty thatched village nearby.
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Bigbury beach
Bigbury’s lovely sandy beach looks out over the landmark of Burgh Island, and at low tide you can walk to it to visit (or stay at) its award-winning and very romantic hotel.
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