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Summer seaside fun

For many people, 2022 is their first opportunity to take a summer holiday since 2019. With the children off school and international flights still subject to disruption, British holiday resorts are expected to be busier than ever.

What makes the perfect British holiday?

The great British seaside

There’s no denying that Devon and Cornwall’s beaches are popular – with good reason. Many of the closest beaches to Beaworthy are actually in Cornwall and are perfect destinations for day trippers. Bude, which is a 20 mile drive away, is one of our personal favourites. It has beautiful sandy beaches, some great shops and restaurants and a sea-pool cut into the rock that is perfect for children and adults alike. It also offers plenty of water sports for the more adventurous visitor. There are great walks to be found here, with access to the south west coastal path.

Also on the coastal path is Widemouth Beach (22 miles from Beaworthy and a couple of miles along the coast from Bude). The beach is a mixture of sand and pebbles and there are some wonderful rock pools to explore.

A bit further afield is Westward Ho! (the only British place name with an exclamation point!). It’s a popular swimming and surfing destination with a pebble/sandy beach that is surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes. And as a bonus, dogs are welcome at any time of the year.

Festivals and special events are back for the summer. Family-friendly events include the Gone Wild Festival (with Bear Grylls) and the Great Western Teddy Bear Fair. More grown up affairs include the Sunshine Beer and Cider Festival. There are also music festivals and food festivals scheduled throughout the summer, many of which are celebrating their return after the unexpected pandemic hiatus.

The countryside

Of course, the Devon countryside is spectacular at any time of year, but the fields are glorious in the summer, with the patchwork colours of crops ready to harvest. While you’re driving around the picturesque country lanes, you may wish to (figuratively at least) tip your hat to the cows that contribute to Devon’s famous clotted cream and ice-cream. No summer holiday is complete without experiencing at least one Devon cream tea. And because it’s your holiday, treat yourself to as much Devon ice-cream as you want – we won’t tell anyone!

Last minute availability at Beaworthy Cottage

You can check for available dates here or speak to Ian on 01409 221501.