Natural England - South Devon

South Devon

A coastline of spectacular rugged cliffs and headlands, interspersed with lower-lying areas, sandy beaches and the five distinctive ria river estuaries of the Dart, Avon, Yealm, Erme and Salcombe bounded by windswept open mixed farmland plateaux.

South Devon

South Devon Heritage Coast

The coastal scenery also includes reedbeds, sand dunes, shingle ridges, mud flats, salt marshes, and the freshwater lake of Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve. This variety provides habitat for a diverse range of wildlife including rarities such as the cirl bunting. The South West Coast Path National Trail running along the whole stretch of heritage coast, provides access to spectacular scenery, long views across bays and the English Channel, interesting beaches, and a scattering of coastal villages & historic towns such as Salcombe & Dartmouth.

Contact information

Robin Toogood
South Devon AONB Unit, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5NE
Tel: 01803 861384
Website: South Devon AONBexternal link