Holiday Attractions and Activities in South Devon.

There are many activities and places to visit within easy reach of the town of Modbury. Whether travelling by bus, car or bicycle you can easily experience everything that beautiful South Devon has to offer.

Modbury Country and Town Walks

Country Walking Routes Around Modbury

Modbury Parish has 12 footpaths, 2 bridleways and several 'green lanes', all within unspoiled countryside in the heart of the South Devon.


Wonwell Beach

Wonwell beach and the River Erme Estuary
provide some most natural, unspoiled, coastal scenery in Southern England. The estuary and adjacent Mothecombe Beach have been used in numerous period period dramas over the years, purely because there is virtually no evidence of modern day life. The film Sense and Sensibility and the television series Hornblower have been extensively filmed here.

Distance: 4 miles.

Bigbry on Sea and Burgh Island

Bigbury on Sea and Burgh Island
Sandy beaches, sand dunes, the art deco, Burgh Island Hotel and the famous sea tractor. A favoured holiday destination for Agatha Christie. Much to explore, places to eat including the 14th century Pilchard Inn on the Island and the Sloop Inn at Bantham. Ride to the island on the unique Sea Tractor.
View a live Web cam of Bigbury On Sea and Bantham here

Distance: 6 miles.

Bantham Beach

an ideal beach for swimming and paddling for all the family. Owing to the natural topography of the bay, Bantham also has a reputation as one of the best surf beaches in Devon
Clean bathing water, extensive and well preserved sand dunes, and the beautiful Avon Estuary to explore. A favourite venue for sea anglers and a regular destination for avid kayakers.

Distance: 7 miles.


Referred to as Southern England's last wilderness, Dartmoor offers the walker
365 square miles of stunning moorland scenery. See the wild ponies, granite tors, rivers and streams and afterwards visit secluded pubs and Inns for refreshments.

Distance: 5 miles

Doormice at Andrews Wood Nature Reserve

Andrew's Wood Nature Reserve
Close to California Cross and just behind Moor View. Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT) bought it in 1986. This quiet spot is nationally renowned for one very rare species of flower as well as nesting Nuthatches, Blue Tits, Brown Bats, and Dormice. Excellent, meandering, quiet walks.

There is a footpath leading through the woodland with a boardwalk to take visitors through the wetter parts, and the path twists and turns around trees and over their roots, along ancient hedge banks and across small streams.
Distance: 3.5 miles.

Golf at Thurlestone Thurlestone Golf Club -   The course is located in the beautiful South Hams of Devon and runs along the coast of Bigbury Bay with fabulous views towards Bolt Tail in the East to beyond Plymouth to the West, with the Avon estuary and Burgh Island being the highlight for most people.  The great Peter Allis favourably compared Thurlestone on television with the famous Pebble Beach course in California.
Distance: 8 miles.
Bigbury Golf Course

Bigbury Golf Club, possibly the friendliest club in the South West.
Country and full membership is currently available for men, women and juniors at very competitive rates.
A warm welcome also awaits all visitors and societies.

Distance: 5 miles.

Fishing or Angling in South Devon

Sea Fishing - Close to the South Devon coast, Moor View offers the keen sea angler numerous spots to seek out their favourite species. Bass, Skate, Ray, Pollack and Mackrell can all be found during the warmer months, Cod in the winter and with close proximity to Dartmouth, Salcombe and Plymouth, Boat anglers can go after the larger specimens.

Coarse fishing near Modbury Coarse Fishing - Emperor Lakes and syndicate water (carp to 50lb+) are situated near Loddiswell in South Devon and offer superb coarse fishing whether you are a beginner or a more advanced angler. The lakes are well stocked with a variety of fish including many to double figures. Carp over 40lbs, Pike over 30lbs, Catfish over 70lbs, Tench to 12lbs and Sturgeon to over 50lbs.

Distance: 3.5 miles


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