A Fabulous Devon Summer Begins!
Scooping up awards, flags and accolades for the best places to live in the United Kingdom, some of the finest and cleanest beaches in the country and Dartmouth recently found itself voted into the Top 3 seaside destinations of Great Britain, South Devon is riding high.
Combine that with the news that more than half of the UK's population are planning their main holiday in this country in 2019, there has been no time like the present to experience what Dartmouth, the South Hams and the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty have to offer.
And it's now regatta season! Historic, maritime towns nestled amongst the patchwork of green and golden rolling hills in between a rocky coastline, sandy beaches and sparkling estuaries will be hosting hour upon hour of packed action and adventure for water thrillists, families, foodies, enthusiasts, fun lovers and amused observers.
Dartmouth itself will be celebrating its 175th Royal Regatta at the end of August, which is one of the highlights of the annual social calendar in the region, attracting large crowds to enjoy sailing, rowing, live music, fun runs, entertainment, shopping, the fairground, street food, mad trolley dashes, and spark off the electricity charged atmosphere of the town.
With mile upon mile of stunning South West Coast Path rising above the sea, glorious gardens, ancient castles, sheltered coves with hidden rockpools and sweeping beaches just perfect for making sandcastles, moorland walks on mystical Dartmoor, scenic boat trips, exhilarating RIB rides, steam trains, outdoor theatre, water sports, sunset yoga, cream teas, some of the best seafood in the world, idyllic waterside pubs and bars, Devon is the spirit of summer. And take a look at what else is on in South Devon this summer between now and mid September;
Dadfest, Crab Fest, 1940s Fest, Holbefest, Fire & Spice Festival, the Seafood Festival, the Real Ales Festival, Start Bay End of Summer Beer Festival, Dartmoor Walking Festival, Teignmouth Carnival, Totnes Carnival, Hope Cove Weekend, Woofstock, Fishstock, Piggy Pilates, the Big Dog Weekend, the Mid Devon Show, Totnes Agricultural Show, Torbay Steam Fair, the British Fireworks Championships, Teignmouth Air Show, Sidmouth Air Display, Dragon Boat Races, Sharpham Trust Open Day, Britannia Royal Naval College Open Day, Shakespeare Week, Dartmoor Folk Festival, Sidmouth Folk Festival, Let's Rock Exeter, Tunes on the Sands, Glasdenbury, Chagstock, Langaland Music Festival, Dittisham Regatta, River Yealm Regatta, Shaldon Regatta, Salcombe Gin Regatta, Salcombe Town Regatta, Torbay Royal Regatta and the Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta.
Where else can you find such a vibrant and diverse program of events in such a stunning part of the world, all squeezed into the next three most wonderful summer months?
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