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Devon Hotels on the Coast

When it comes to coastal getaways, few experiences rival the tranquillity and charm of staying at a seaside hotel. From waking up to the soothing sounds of waves crashing against the shore to enjoying breath taking ocean views, coastal hotels offer a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. In this guide, we'll explore some of the most enchanting towns along the North and South Devon coast, as well as the exceptional hotels they have to offer.


Nestled along the dramatic North Devon coastline, Woolacombe captivates visitors with its pristine beaches and rugged natural beauty. Celebrated as one of the UK's top surfing destinations (sorry Cornwall!), Woolacombe offers exhilarating waves for surfers of all levels, while its pristine sands provide the perfect backdrop for leisurely beachcombing and family picnics. Whether exploring the coastal paths, indulging in fresh seafood at waterfront eateries, or simply basking in the breathtaking sunsets, Woolacombe promises a coastal retreat that embodies the essence of seaside bliss.

Overlooking the crisp waters of Woolacombe Bay, Watersmeet Hotel provides an oasis of serenity and sophistication. Whether basking in the sun-drenched terrace or exploring the nearby coastal trails, guests at Watersmeet Hotel are treated to an unparalleled coastal experience, where luxury meets nature's splendour.


Perched on the banks of the Salcombe Estuary, Salcombe is a picturesque sailing town renowned for its stunning scenery and vibrant culture. The town is known for its stunning estuary views and nautical heritage, exuding a captivating maritime charm that draws visitors from far and wide. Beyond its scenic beauty, the town boasts a vibrant arts scene, boutique shops, and opportunities for sailing and water sports, ensuring that every moment spent in Salcombe is filled with coastal magic and unforgettable memories.

Amidst this idyllic setting lies Salcombe Harbour Hotel, a beacon of luxury and refinement. With its stylish accommodations, award-winning dining, opulent spa facilities and panoramic waterfront views, Salcombe Harbour Hotel offers a sublime coastal retreat for discerning travellers seeking the epitome of seaside indulgence.


Nestled along the stunning English Riviera, Torquay boasts a rich maritime history and captivating landscapes. In addition to its beautiful coastline, the town offers a vibrant array of activities and attractions for visitors of all ages to explore. From leisurely walks along the palm-lined promenade to exploring the town's rich cultural heritage at sites like Torre Abbey and Kents Cavern, Torquay promises a delightful blend of relaxation and adventure against the backdrop of its azure waters and picturesque cliffs.

One of its most renowned hotels, Cary Arms, offers a luxurious seaside retreat like no other. Perched on the cliffs overlooking Babbacombe Bay, Cary Arms welcomes guests with elegant accommodation, sumptuous dining options and unrivalled views of the coastline.

Dawlish Warren

Dawlish Warren, burrowed between the rolling hills of South Devon and the expansive Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve, is a tranquil coastal haven brimming with natural beauty. Visitors can delight in the area's diverse wildlife, from rare bird species to vibrant wildflowers, while enjoying leisurely strolls along its sandy beaches or exploring the charming resort centre. Dawlish Warren promises a serene retreat where the harmony of nature and the allure of the sea come together to create an unforgettable coastal escape.

Nestled amidst lush greenery and overlooking the majestic coastline, Langstone Cliff Hotel offers a quintessential English and family friendly seaside escape. Surrounded by scenic countryside and just a stone's throw from Dawlish Warren's sandy shores, this charming hotel invites guests to unwind in comfort and style. From leisurely strolls along the beach to indulgent spa treatments, Langstone Cliff Hotel caters to every whim, promising a rejuvenating coastal getaway.


With its expansive sandy beaches and vibrant waterfront, Exmouth is a haven for sun-seekers and water sports enthusiasts alike. Whether it's paddleboarding in the calm waters of the Exe Estuary, exploring the picturesque Exmouth Marina, or embarking on scenic coastal walks along the South West Coast Path, Exmouth offers a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation against the backdrop of its stunning coastal landscape.

Devoncourt Resort & Apartments stands as a beacon of retreat in this lively coastal town with its four-acres of sub-tropical gardens which gently slop towards the sea. Offering spacious accommodation and an array of amenities, including indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, and panoramic sea views, Devoncourt promises an unforgettable coastal retreat for guests of all ages.


Sidmouth epitomizes classic seaside charm with its beautiful beaches, regency architecture, and tranquil ambiance. Beyond its elegant streets, the town offers a plethora of attractions, including the historic Jurassic Coastline, the serene Connaught Gardens and even a sanctuary for donkeys! Visitors to this picturesque town can choose from a variety of exquisite hotels, each offering its own unique allure.

The Royal Glen Hotel exudes Georgian elegance with its Grade I listed building status. The hotel boasts a wealth of history; fascinatingly, Princess Victoria spent her first Christmas here with her parents the Duke and Duchess of Kent!

Boasting modern comforts in a historic setting, Hotel Riviera is a stunning four-star hotel, positioned at the centre of Sidmouth Esplanade boasting views of Lyme Bay. With the beach right on their doorstep, it’s the perfect hotel to visit if you want to be able to feel the sand between your toes within minutes.

For those seeking contemporary luxury, Sidmouth Harbour Hotel offers sophistication and seaside serenity. Enjoy breath taking panoramic views of the ocean and the rolling hills of the Sid Valley, plus take advantage of the lavish on-site spa and restaurant.

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Whether seeking a romantic retreat, a family adventure, or simply a tranquil escape by the sea, these coastal hotels promise an unforgettable experience amidst the beauty of the seaside. So pack your bags, breathe in the salty sea air, and embark on a coastal journey filled with memories to last a lifetime.

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