6th August 2020

‘Take a picture it will last longer’

We all do it, don’t we? We see a beautiful piece of countryside or coast and think: “I've got to take a photo of this.” After spending weeks in lockdown digital dreaming of all the stunning places we’d like to go and see, it’s time to get out and about, experience the great outdoors, and see for ourselves how beautiful it really is.  

Whether we're keeping it to show friends and family exactly where we spent our time, sharing on our Instagram accounts, or saving it to Facebook, we're all guilty of a snap or two! And when it comes to picturesque areas, there aren't many more beautiful than Devon. That's why we've come up with some of our favourite places to photograph to help you find the perfect photo opportunity.

Clovelly

Clovelly

The most ‘instagrammable’ village in the UK.

There aren't many villages like Clovelly; a cliff-hugging community with donkeys, a working harbour, and fantastic sea views. It's spectacular all year round, especially with its nautical-themed Christmas lights, but it's the summer when you can really get out and explore its surrounding paths, waterfalls and coastline.

Exmoor and Dartmoor

Exmoor and Dartmoor

We’re putting the two Devon moors together because both are equally beautiful. 

They are both National Parks, filled with woodlands, torrs, quaint villages, deep valleys and rolling hills. The dramatic landscapes, exciting wildlife and stunning views make for great selfie moments and 360-degree panoramas. Exmoor is on the North Devon coast, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Whilst Dartmoor is in the centre of Devon near Exeter. They both need to be seen to be believed.

Valley of the rocks

Valley of the rocks

Where the moors meet the sea...

Nope, this isn't New Zealand! This is the Valley of Rocks found on the northernmost part of Devon, located just outside Lynton and Lynmouth in North Devon. Visit in the summer to catch magical sunsets, with plentiful green fields surrounding you on all sides and feral goats offering a warm welcome. You’ll find many photo spots here, so get that camera ready!

Woolacombe

Woolacombe

Voted one of the best beaches in the world by travellers on TripAdvisor.

Woolacombe on the north coast has miles of sand stretching all the way down to its neighbouring beach of Putsborough, while the village is popular with holidaymakers all over the world. Late summer evenings when there is a warm red run is a great opportunity for a good summer snap.

Hartland Quay

Hartland Quay

Superb views of the ragged coast.

Located on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean on the beautiful unspoilt North Devon coastline, Hartland Quay offers spectacular views of the Torridge Coast. Get your camera out and admire the jagged beauty of this former harbour and site of many a shipwreck.

Broadsands Bay

Broadsands Bay

Voted ‘Britains Happiest View’ in 2018.

This secluded cove is one of North Devon’s hidden gems - and it’s easy to see why! Tucked in beneath wooded cliffs between Watermouth and Combe Martin - this wild beach bares stunning coastal views. Offering complete seclusion, the cove has no lifeguards or amenities, so be sure to snap one for ‘gram’ and watch those likes come flooding in.

Blackchurch Rock

Blackchurch Rock

Beautiful and enigmatic Blackchurch Rock at Mouth Mill Beach.

If you’re in search of the ruggedly impressive, then look no further than Blackchurch Rock. This extraordinary rock is located on Mouthmill Beach near Hartland and is accessible via a beautiful walk through Brownsham Wood (which is carpeted by beautiful bluebells in spring). This spectacular rock can be seen from the South West Coast Path near Windbury Hill - the perfect place to snap your shot.

Appledore

Appledore

A pretty place that shows a host of colourful fishermen’s cottages.

When you visit this atmospheric fishing village, admire the floral displays and lobsters pots that speckle the cobbled streets. Capture an image of simple seaside pleasures as you take a stroll along the quay, where, as well as panoramic views, you can spot traditional fishing vessels dotted along the shore.

Plan a photography trip to Devon

We hope we've inspired you to get out and about in Devon, visiting all of these beautiful places and finding your own hidden gems, too! Of course, we’d love to hear your suggestions and favourite places to get snappy and even better if you have any photos to share with us! 

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