A Mini Devon and Cornwall Road Trip

Location: Devon & Cornwall
Devon and Cornwall are well known counties in the UK that everyone has on their bucket list. The counties are known for their breath-taking beaches; mouth-watering afternoon teas with scones and great weather during the summer. Located on the western tip of the country they can be far to travel for British citizens and tourists alike. However this can make it feel more like an adventure and even a new country at times. 

During our trip to the counties we were able to visit and explore a few new places. Although Devon and Cornwall are places that we have been before there are still towns and villages left to visit. Each of the destinations on our road trip were filled with lots to do and see. The towns were very British and great to explore. 

Torquay 

Torquay was our first destination on our mini road trip. We headed here from home and arrived late afternoon. This was perfect timing to go for a little explore and have dinner in the town. Torquay is a coastal town within Devon; therefore during our afternoon exploring we headed down to the harbour which offers pretty views and cute little eateries. The town is rather large so the harbour can be a great place to start from . . .

Boat trips:: Being a coastal town with a harbour boat trips are easy to find. Along the harbour you will see various companies who offer boat trips to different places. For more detailed information on prices and times you can enquire at the booking kiosk. However bare-in-mind that normally boat trips are only available during the summer months.

Even if you are not looking to go on a boat trip the harbour is still a pretty area to go for a walk . . .




Big Bakes Bakery:: Once you have explored the harbour it is time for cake! 

Although this little bakery is a little way from the harbour it is worth the travel. Whether you are in the mood for cake, cookies or brownies they have it all! The little bakery is located away from the sea within Torquay. Being blue and quant you will spot the bakery straight away. The only hard thing left to do is decide what you are going to buy! 

We went for biscoff cupcakes . . . 






Plymouth 

Approximately 40 miles from Torquay is Plymouth, another coastal city within Devon. The city is on the boarder to Cornwall and is again a coastal city. Being one of the biggest destinations with Devon you will find lots to see and do. Although if you are visiting Devon for all the small little towns and villages Plymouth may not appeal to you, do not be put off. The city has a few hidden little gems which are worth the visit. Being so large it can be hard to decide where to head; we drove straight to Plymouth Hoe which is an area on the coast. Here you will find a lighthouse to climb; an open air pool to swim in; lawns to relax on and cute little food places to grab lunch. 

Smeatons Tower:: This is the lighthouse which sits on the lawn looking out to sea. Hard to miss the lighthouse is red and white stripy. Not only does it look great in a photo but you can also climb to the top. This is monday to friday only and will cost you £4 for an adult. 

Tinside Pool:: An open air pool! Being in the UK normally we do not have outside pools as we don't really get that much hot weather, which makes this pool even more unique and exciting. The pool is in a perfect location looking out to sea. The pool is open for the summer daily from 10am. With a deep and a shallow end the pool is perfect for all swimming abilities. You will also find a shop and a cafe at the centre. 









Looe 

Looe is a little beach town just inside Cornwall. This is one of your typical British seaside towns where you can expect to get fish and chips or an afternoon tea. Being so small and quant it can be hard to recommend things to do. We found that we didn't do anything in particular, we explored the town; had a look around the little shops, went to see the beach and had an afternoon tea and scone. 

Whilst in the town we was also able to pick up a real Cornish pasty. That is something that is definitely worth travelling to Cornwall for! 













Although our trip to Devon and Cornwall was short we had the best time exploring new towns and cities. The trip has made us want to return to see some more of our beautiful country! 

Have you ever been to Devon or Cornwall? Where would you recommend visiting?

Love Chloe and Megan


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