South West Holidays

For holidays in South West England, which includes the counties of Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, this page contains information on this beautiful coastal region of Great Britain, UK, whether you want a short weekend break or a longer visit.

The South West is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK due to the hundreds of miles of coastline running around Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. Many visitors choose to explore this by walking the SouthWest Coast Path, which is the country’s longest National Trail. The region has a reputation for having a warmer climate
than the rest of the country. Why not try a Cornish Pasty by a picturesque fishing harbour like St Ives or Mousehole, go camping on Dartmoor, or maybe experience scones, clotted cream and tea at a village pub or cafe?

The area is without doubt one of the most beautiful and romantic places to see for weekend or short breaks and there are numerous quiet and relaxing countryside areas where you can escape busy city life. There are over 450 beaches across the three counties which makes it a popular sunbathing and surfing holiday location. The beach resorts also offer the opportunity to explore caves or sheltered coves, sail, windsurf or take part in horseriding, walking, cycling or a range of water sports.

The following are some of the most popular tourist attractions in the South West:

The Eden Project near St Austell

Cheddar Gorge and Caves in Somerset

Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks in Devon

Land’s End

The legendary / mythical castle of King Arthur at Tintagel

Rick Stein’s seafood restaurant in Padstow, North Cornwall

The Tate Gallery in St Ives

The Minack Outdoor Theatre near Penzance in West Cornwall

Cornwall – Truro, Bodmin, Camborne, Redruth, St Austell, Falmouth, St Ives, Penzance and Newquay.

Local camp sites: Camping St Ives Camping Newquay

Devon – Plymouth, Exeter, Torquay, Paignton, Barnstaple, Tiverton, Newton Abbot and Tavistock.

Somerset – Bath, Yeovil, Taunton, Weston-super-Mare, Bridgwater, Wells and Glastonbury.

This page is dedicated to information on holidays in the South West, UK.