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How to Have an Enjoyable Holiday in Devon This Year

In the darkest part of winter, it seemed the Great British lockdown 2.0 might last forever. But, with the coming of spring and the return of the sun – full freedom is now within our grasp. Already people can travel wherever they want in the country, though are required to stay in self-contained accommodation.

Soon enough, the restrictions will be relaxed some more and it’s looking like the summer of 2021 will be one to remember. At Lady’s Mile in Devon, we often say we’re in, arguably, the prettiest county in England. It may seem like we’re being dramatic, but we’re not.

Devon is at the top of the list for staycations this year, along with The Scottish
Highlands, and Cornwall. It makes us proud to have the beauty of our home verified by public opinion. If you’re coming to Devon this year, you’ve chosen well.  However, there are a couple things to bear in mind.

Devon is going to be busy

Being a top holiday destination, means Devon is likely to be busy this summer. It might be busier than usual in fact, due to staycations being the only option for a summer getaway. This isn’t a bad thing. Our rediscovery of the Great British holiday is looking like a trend that’s here to stay and could lead to some well needed regeneration of coastal and rural areas around the UK. Long may it last, we say.

Although a surge in tourism doesn’t come without its issues. On your Devon holiday this year you might find certain beaches, restaurants, and tourist spots oversubscribed. Of course, this won’t be all day everyday – but it’s worth bearing in mind. When it comes to eating out and visiting family attractions we recommend booking in advance where possible, to save disappointment.

But don’t worry, if you find things a bit too busy from time to time, our holiday park is a lovely spot, where you’ll be able to socially distance and enjoy the warm Devon climate in peace.

There’s a whole lotta Devon

Whilst Devon is going to be extremely popular this summer, it doesn’t mean all parts will be teeming. Devon is the third largest county. This means there’s a lot of rolling hills and sparkling sea to go around.

As tourists, wherever we go, we tend to congregate at the same places. The “best beaches”, “best restaurants”, best anything. The easy options. The reality, especially in a county as large as Devon, is there’s a wealth of quiet and secluded places to visit outside of tourist hotspots. Take Dartmoor for example. It might be busy in one location, yet a mile up the road…nothing. Just open moorland grasses swaying and lonely tours in the distance.

If everyone were smart and spread themselves out whilst on holiday, by not burdening specific locations with overtourism, we’d be helping increase the sustainability of our holidays and minimise any environmental impacts.

What’s certain, is no matter where you go in Devon, you’ll find it beautiful and a world away from anything urban or hectic.

Thanks for reading. We hope you have a lovely holiday in the Shire.

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28th April 2021


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Belle Kennard
Belle Kennard
22:14 14 Aug 22
Me and family come here basically every year and it never gets old. The lodges are amazing as well as the caravans, and when camping there is lots of entertainment! A lot of days there is live music, and they offer lots of games. There are two pools (indoor and outdoor) which both include water slides. There is also an arcade, restaurants and shops on site. It’s not a far walk from the beach and has beautiful scenery. Staff are great too. 10/10 would definitely recommend!
Andy Young
Andy Young
19:26 31 Jul 22
Loved staying here. Its worth drive around the different pitching areas, we came with a tent, to find a quiet spot. Loved the pools, arcades and bakery in the on site shop. It also has great facilities which are cleaned and well looked after. Def worth the 6 hour drive and will be coming again!
L Bull
L Bull
19:27 27 Jul 22
We had a amazing time, the parks are amazing, the pools are good and included, the pump/skate park is good. Lots to do non stop the shop is also well stocked. We loved the live music and fair up the marquee bar it was perfect way to spend a evening.
Michelle Roebuck
Michelle Roebuck
06:24 09 Jul 22
Just had 2 weeks here in a silver birch lodge and it's been amazing. The view is gorgeous from the decking area. The lodge it self is spotlessly clean and spacious The hot tub is a great bonus. Very quiet around the lodge area. The site it self is the best I've ever stayed on, everywhere is immaculately spotlessly clean. The outside pool is great fun. The water was warm but we did have alot of sunshine 🌞.We will be booking for next year definitely
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Dawlish Warren Life Saving Club

Dawlish Warren Life Saving club put a plea on Facebook on the 5<sup>th</sup> of April this year for funds to help the club after seeing their fundraising efforts suffer due to covid over the past two years, Dawlish Life Saving Club posted that they faced an uncertain future, Lady’s Mile Holiday Park and Oakcliff Holiday park owner Jason Jeffery contacted the club’s secretary and offered to help and secure the club’s future with a rolling 2-year funding agreement.

Dawlish Warren lifesaving club have been training beach lifeguards, first aiders, and children from age 7 at the Warren for over 55 years. During the summer season and busy bank holidays they provide a voluntary lifeguarding service both independently and alongside the RNLI. As well as suppling lifeguard cover for numerous open water swimming events, Triathlons and even music festivals all over the country.

Jason Jeffery owner of both Lady’s Mile Holiday Park and Oakcliff Holiday park said “we appreciate all the hard work the committee and the members do to keep the beach safe for our guests and local residents over the summer. We are proud to sponsor the club who are keeping our community safe.

Club Chairman Gareth Jones said “Our club is thrilled with our new sponsors, their community values reflect our own and have enabled us to invest in vital lifesaving equipment to help train new lifeguards and save lives on our beautiful beach and the local area.”

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