South West Coast Path: South Devon

The South West Coast Path is England’s longest waymarked long-distance footpath and a National Trail. Our South Devon holidays are as diverse as they are delightful. Ahead of you are 125 miles of truly unforgettable coastline, bookended by Plymouth from where the Pilgrim Fathers departed for the New World in 1620, and Lyme Regis renowned for its World Heritage Jurassic Coast.

On your journey you’ll enjoy idyllic coastal villages, golden surf-washed beaches and rocky headlands rewarding you with incredible views. Take time to soak up the atmosphere of the lively resorts on the English Riviera. There are ancient woodlands and peaceful coves. With its many National Nature Reserves and Sites of Special Scientific Interest the area is full of fascinating flora and fauna. Wildlife and birdlife are plentiful and you never know, you might spot some dolphins. Our South Devon holidays also let you explore sections of the Jurassic Coast where you can even have a go at fossil hunting. For those with an industrial interest, there are miles of Brunelian railway line, lighthouses, wartime defences and an ill-fated abandoned village.

However you choose to explore the South Devon Coast, either a full on fortnight for the entire route, or nice and steady over several visits, our holidays are sure to reward you with a lifetime of memories.

Our Holidays

We have a range of walking holidays along the entire length of the South West Coast Path. All routes are well worth undertaking in their own right and you can take on each section separately until you’ve completed the whole path.

When choosing your route, please bear in mind that the actual distance walked on any day may sometimes vary by up to 2 miles/3 km from the quoted distances, depending on the exact location of your accommodation. The mileages shown are typical door to door distances for each day.

When considering walking on the South Devon Coast please be aware that this stretch of the coastal path has 6 separate ferry crossings as well as a river crossing that can only be achieved by wading through at low tide. It is therefore essential that you are confident in your ability and comfortable walking within a strict time frame. Ferry times and tide timetables will need to be adhered to. In the event of missing a ferry, or ferries not running, alternative methods of travelling round the estuaries will have to be adopted, including significant further walking, using public transport where available, or taking a taxi. With all this in mind, walking on the South Devon Coast is a thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding experience which should be entered into with a spirit of adventure.

Click on the links below to take a look at the details for each of the South West Coast Path walking holidays we offer in South Devon.

South Devon Coast Path: Plymouth to Brixham

Plymouth to Brixham 67 miles/108 km

We offer a 6 day walk between Brixham and Exmouth. This is a challenging and rewarding holiday along a stunning stretch of coastline. Be prepared to roll your trousers up!

Code Length Average per day Price range
DSW7 6 days walking (7 nights) 11 miles/18 km £660 - £770 Full Info Book

South Devon Coast Path: Brixham to Exmouth

Brixham to Exmouth 28 miles/45 km

We offer two holidays from Brixham to Exmouth. Choose from 2 or 3 days walking, depending on how far you want to walk each day. A contrasting coastline, combining the lively resorts of the English Riviera with the quiet of ancient woodlands.

Code Length Average per day Price range
DSC3 2 days walking (3 nights) 14 miles/23 km £287 - £323 Full Info Book
DSC4 3 days walking (4 nights) 9 miles/14 km £380 - £435 Full Info Book

South Devon Coast Path: Exmouth to Lyme Regis

Exmouth to Lyme Regis 30 miles/48 km

We offer two holidays from Exmouth to Lyme Regis. Choose from 3 or 4 days walking, depending on how far you want to walk each day. Enter into the world famous Jurassic coastline.

Code Length Average per day Price range
DSE4 3 days walking (4 nights) 10 miles/16 km £388 - £443 Full Info Book
DSE5 4 days walking (5 nights) 8 miles/13 km £469 - £542 Full Info Book

Client Feedback

This is our second trip with you and we feel confident with your choices of accommodation, you make the planning easy. This was a great walk, we had good weather, not too hot and not wet. It is pretty hilly in places and definitely works the leg muscles. Can’t wait to do another stage!

South West Coast Path: South Devon, August 2018
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This is the third time we have used Mickledore and we have never been disappointed. Feel well supported and looked after. Thank you for a wonderful holiday from both of us, again!!

South West Coast Path: South Devon, May 2018
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