We’ve had some beautiful weather in Devon the last few weeks, prompting people to head to the beaches and countryside for walks, fun and outdoor adventure. Happily it looks like there’s more sun to come too, with forecasters predicting warm temperatures this Easter, and one of the hottest summers on record. Holidays in Devon offer countryside and coastline, ancient ruins and modern shopping centres, and it's perfect for families or couples. So don't delay - book today!
If you’re after adrenaline-filled things to do then you can find out the best places for climbing, white water rafting, horse riding and a host of white-knuckle fun across the county. Discover the great Devon outdoors with watersports, cycling, adventure sports, walking, climbing, fishing, riding ... and more. Why not try your hand at surfing or sea kayaking – we’ve got two coastlines and miles of beaches after all. We’ve also got two national parks, making a spot of climbing or hill walking on Exmoor or Dartmoor a must-do Devon experience. And if cycling's more your thing, our network of cycle trails means we’ve got that covered too.
But, if your idea of bliss centres around peace and quiet, tranquillity is something that Devon’s not short of. Hit one of the glorious beaches, ramble in miles of unspoilt countryside, visit ancient castles, browse art galleries, take a boat trip, visit some awe-inspiring gardens or simply while away the hours in a quiet café.
There really is something for everyone, and we know that by staying at Waves or Top Deck you'll really enjoy having your very own "home from home" and simply won't want to leave.
Christmas is over, and it seems that the wind and rain is all that greets us each morning, so it’s definitely that time of year when most of us start dreaming of some warm Devon sunshine. And who can resist that blend of gorgeous sunshine, stunning beaches and fantastic watersports all within a short walk of Waves and Top Deck Holiday apartments in the stunning village of Stoke Fleming, just a couple of miles from the Port of Dartmouth?!
We are now taking bookings for Summer 2014. Both of our apartments are stylishly decorated, and superbly equipped with everything you need for your summer break away. Waves is a 2-bedroom duplex apartment with sea views, and Top Deck is a spacious 1-bedroom barn conversion in the heart of the village. Both apartments are close to the magical beach of Blackpool Sands, just a 10-minute walk down the hill, or just a 5 minute drive from the fabulous town of Dartmouth. Coastal Retreats Devon apartments are perfect for your divine Devon holiday this summer. So with charming countryside, wonderful walks, plenty of watersports, beautiful beaches, and so much to do for ALL the family all on your doorstep, why stay anywhere else! To book go to our bookings page or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta 2013 offers you many exciting new events as well as the traditional ones. Dartmouth Royal Regatta is steeped in history and is one of the oldest in Britain, and every year thousands of people come to our beautiful river and town.
Ever since the visit of Queen Victoria on her Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert the Regatta has enjoyed strong Royal connections that continue to this day with the current Patron the Duke of York.
The Royal Navy is always an important part of the Royal Regatta and the sight of the Guardship sailing into the mouth of the river past the two castles always brings a lump to the throat. This year in 2013 the Guardship will be HMS Blythe. The Britannia Royal Navy College is at the centre of the Dartmouth community and the Regatta is no exception. This year is the 150th commemoration of the establishment of the college with the wooden walled ships HMS Britannia and Hindustain and there are a number of special events planned.
Regatta means the water, that is why we are here and that is where it all started. Here in Dartmouth we have some of the most exciting and competitive racing on the South Coast, and we wish all the competitors the best for 2013 and hope they have an enjoyable and memorable event.
This year there is a large mixture of events throughout Regatta week, from the Regatta Ball to the Family Regatta Shindig, Rowing and Sailing Races, to the Tennis Tournament, International Trolley Grand Prix to the internationally famous Red Arrows There is a Shopping village, two Grand Regatta Firework Displays, Water Polo, and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. There is so much to offer all ages young and old alike. It is a time when no matter your age, you are you are again young at heart.
The Dartmouth Regatta Air Display is one of the best in the country, and we look forward this year to the return of Red Arrows and The Blades, as well as all the usual favourites. The Dartmouth Royal Regatta has been called “the most beautiful regatta in the world” and “the Best in the West”, so make sure you come and join us in 2013 and see why it is so special. The people of Dartmouth will give you a very big welcome!
Come and stay with us at Coastal Retreats Devon in 2013.
The week long National Squib Championships are to be held from Saturday 7th to Friday 13th July at the Royal Dart Yacht Club, Dartmouth and is one of the biggest One-Design keelboat Championships in the UK this year. Everything is in place to make sure this is one of the best Squib National Championships and we all look forward to welcoming everyone to this beautiful part of the country.
It will be an action packed week with races being run every day in Start Bay just outside the River Dart.
To date, 74 entries have been received, and more are expected. This is substantially more than the numbers at the Championships over the last two years, and may be because Dartmouth is a beautiful and popular holiday centre for the families who race in Squibs.
The format of the championship differs from previous years, with two races on some days and one race on others. This innovation is the result of a nationwide poll which was held by the Class.
Coastal Retreats are stylish and family friendly self-catering holiday homes located in the popular area of the South Hams, Devon.