Autumn Breaks in Devon
21 October 2019
Autumn is a magical time of year and there really is no better time to appreciate the beautiful countryside, colours of the rolling hills and windswept beaches in Devon.
Outside of the hustle and bustle of the school holidays, the autumn is the perfect time for walkers, nature lovers, foodies and dog owners. As well as being an under-rated time of year to get away, lets not forget, autumn is a much cheaper time to get away than the peak of summer, so also great for a thrifty pocket.
1. Mild temperatures
There’s always something quite comforting about putting on a warm jumper and your favourite pair of leather boots after the summer months. Wrap up warm and head out for a glorious walk in the autumn breeze and take in the breathtaking scenery.
2. Rolling Devon hills
As the autumn arrives, the leaves change into their glorious jewel-like colours, gold and red. Nothing quite beats a long walk, with some fantastic countryside and river valley views to enjoy.
At Cofton enjoy stunning views across Haldon Forest, a stumble through the private woodlands to Eastdon and a muddy stroll in our dog walking field.
If exploring is more your thing, you don’t have to go far for some true Devon gems, from the gorgeous blue flag Dawlish Warren beach, to the Estuary views across to Topsham and of course let’s not forget two stunning national parks right on our doorstep, with Exmoor and Dartmoor.
3. Strolls on uncrowded beaches
Beaches in the autumn may not have the same appeal as scorching summer days. But do not underestimate the wild beauty of South Devon’s beautiful coastlines take-on during the autumn months. This time of year welcomes a wealth of beautiful uncrowded beaches, with some fantastic quiet spots to read your book, take in the scenery or enjoy a hot chocolate with the sand beneath your toes.
4. Dog friendly Devon
South Devon is the perfect playground for you and your four legged friend. Best of all, in autumn, all of our beaches become dog-friendly with no restricted access, meaning you can really maximise your beach time.
Our dog friendly accommodation provides the perfect base for you and your favourite four legged friend. New to Cofton for 2019 are purpose built dog friendly caravans and specially re-renovated cottages on the Easton Estate, the perfect home from home for you and your dog.
5. City exploring
On days where the rain sets it, there is nothing quite like some city exploring and close by Exeter offers something pretty special. It’s a compact city that is easy to explore on foot, it’s steeped in roman history, filled to the brim with vibrant coffee shops and places to eat and drink and has a fantastic assortment of shops including fantastic independent retailers.
When the shopping is done, take a visit to the historic quayside enjoy watching the boats go by with a refreshing glass of local ale or cider.
6. Cosy Home Comforts
Head out to the cosy pubs and restaurants that offer snug shelter from the autumn weather. Devon has a great reputation for it’s fantastic local food and drinks scene and is renowned for being one of the UK’s finest regions for dining. Your never far from the next dining delight, cosy countryside pub or beach side eatery.
If you’d rather make the most of your luxury accommodation at Cofton, relax on our comfy sofas, enjoy the luxurious finishes and tuck into a bottle of locally produced wine while you take in the glorious views.
Why choose Cofton for your Autumn break?
We may be slightly biased but we believe Cofton offers one of the best camping and self catering accommodation experiences in the region. Hopefully the reviews and awards speak for themselves, but the even better news is that there are some fantastic discounts and offers to make your break that little bit better.
Autumn is the most perfect time for the most memorable break… Take a break in your glorious corner of Devon.
Some of your kind words...
We have had a wonderful experience, the site is very clean, ALL the staff were friendly and helpful especially the bar supervisor, entertainment was second to none, we'll 100% return...
The Warren Family
I just want to say how impressed my fellow Motorhomers and Caravaners were with the welcome and service we received during our stay. Staff in the office were polite and helpful at all times. Scott the restaurant manager was most accommodating when I enquired about reserving space for 25 to 30 of us for lunch after a walk. The service in the restaurant was speedy the food hot and varied. We were very pleased with the standards. Staff in the restaurant were cheerful and polite and helped make our meal most enjoyable. We had such a good time that we will be returning again next year for our Xmas Rally.
The best holiday park we've been to in our motorhome. Our children aged 2 and 4 loved it. Great facilities, entertainment and activities in one of the best parts of Devon!
Delicious fish and chips, friendly and helpful staff and delightful woodland.
Suze - Cornwall
Good location and dog walking, we'll be back and it can't come quick enough.
David - Portsmouth.
Loved the Zumba class! Can't wait to come back!
Elise - Exeter.
A* facilities, always very clean. The pool and food offer great value for money!
Stayed in Honeysuckle Cottage, stunning views over the Exe Estuary.. fantastic place for a family holiday
Ian - Australia.
My little girls aged 2,3 and 5 loved the entertainment.. all they can remember is fun, fun and more fun!
Anonymous - Cheshire.
Quiet and relaxing in a stunning location.. Can't wait to return
Ethan R, Burnham-on-Sea
We usually camp 3 times a year and hire a caravan after the Christmas break at Cofton, and will continue to do so. We thoroughly recommend staying there. Great for families or just the 2 of you.
Jilly B, Cheltenham
Go for swimming and food at this fabulous holiday camp... facilities A-star so clean and just great value for money would defo use over and over again which I do.... I'm a regular visitor. Dip and dine always good option as the food and snacks are fantastic in the bar cafe area near swimming pool!
Excellent toilet block and lovely hot showers. The on site pub was spot on with really friendly staff..
Joan L, Bromsgrove
The superbly equipped Woodside Cottage was beautifully clean with a fantastic Hot Tub. Waking up to horses and cows in the rear field.. stunning!
So friendly and clean, it’s a home from home and we couldn’t go a year with a visit!
Bernice Procter, Swindon
I always pay a visit to Amelia's Pantry, you can just Relax, Indulge and Enjoy!
‘Wonderful facilities, especially the swimming pools! In a lovely setting, for us it is simply the best campsite we have found.’
Margaret Hayes, Leeds
We have been coming to Cofton since 2009 and have stayed at least 12 times. We love everything about Cofton: the location and scenery in and around the park, the quality and cleanliness of accommodation, the friendly welcoming atmosphere; Everything about Cofton is great!
Ethan Robinson, Somerset
‘Dog walks, cycling, lovely country pubs… It suits our every need’
Kay Hancock, Bristol