Devon Sports & Outdoors

  • Tinside Lido, Plymouth
    Tinside Lido, Plymouth
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  • Tinside Lido, Plymouth
    Tinside Lido, Plymouth
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Devon Sports & Outdoors

  • Surfing - Saunton

    Saunton is a long beach (3 miles long) and tends to be quiter than say Croyde and Woolacombe in the respect you dont get as many families going down to the beach. It can still be pretty busy with surfers and boogie boarders though. Best time for surfing seems to be mid to high tide. Couple of reasons for this. Firstly the surfing round here seems...

  • Surfing - Woolacombe

    Woolacombe is a very popular and busy holiday resort. This is another large beach so it should never be a problem finding a bit of space.

  • Surfing - Croyde

    Croyde is possible the surf centre of Devon but has a totally different vibe to its counterpart Newquay in Cornwall. Croyde is only a small village but gets very busy in Summer.

  • Skiing

    There are at least 2 ski centres in Devon, one smaller one in Torquay & the larger John Nike Ski centre in Plymouth.The photo if of the Plymouth ski centre, they also teach snowboarding here & have recently added a tobogan run.There are 3 slopes, a Nursery slope behind the bar with no lift. A intermediate one which also has mogals which are great...

  • Bowls

    Enjoy the gentile sport of Bowls for a morning or afternoon!You'll probably not be allowed to play at the Kings Bowling Club in this picture!You will be able to play bowls for an afternoon at the public bowling green in front of the English Riviera Centre (see the Wet weather sports tip). You can also hire a tennis court here as well.

  • Tennis

    Play tennis at any of the public tennis courts in Torquay.There most central are just in front of the English Riviera Centre near Torre Abbey Sands.

  • Surf - Lynmouth

    Didnt see any surf when we went to Lynmouth but apparently it has a pretty good point break under the right conditions.

  • Parachute Jumping!!

    At Dunkerswell near Honiton in Mid Devon there is a private airstrip with a sky diving school. From here you can do single or tandem parachute jumps/sky dives. I did the 2 day training & then on the afternoon of the second day, weather permitting you do the jump. I chose to jump alone. The training was great & they have very basic bunk rooms for...

  • We are sailing..................

    With two of Devons boarders being on the coast to the north & south, there are plenty of opportunities for sailing & watersports. Most coastal towns have sailing schools, or have one near by. All of the yacht clubs have sailing nights throughout the week in the summer where you can put yourself up as crew.

  • Hot Air Balloning

    It is not uncommon to see these majestic hot air balloons, floating over Devon fields in a warm summers evening. The cost is roughly ?120+ per person, a bit pricy but I imagine if you can handle heights it is such a peaceful experience.Check out the web site for more info

  • Wet Weather

    The English Riviera Centre is an indoor centre mainly for kids. It has a wave pool and water slide. If you are visiting with a family and find yourself with nothing to do on a wet morning or afternoon then this may be the place to go!Other facilities include lifestyle gym, aerobics and sunbeds. Also features live entertainment and children's Soft...

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