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Modbury

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Widely regarded as the jewel of the South Hams and hidden by the contours of the rolling Devonshire countryside, Modbury is idyllically placed between the beautiful South Devon beaches and extensive wilderness of Dartmoor. Offering a diverse destination for a truly English staycation, Modbury is not to be overlooked for a holiday in the South West.

Holidays in Modbury The small, picturesque market town of Modbury is as charming as it is historic with a quaint high-street brimming with independent traders including antique shops, art galleries and tea rooms. Accessed through winding country lanes, Modbury is surrounded by rich countryside and flaunts views stretching across South Devon. In May, Modbury comes alive with its annual fair, large artisan market and charming parade through the town. Nearby Plymouth hosts its yearly food festival and is home to the annual World Firework Championships taking place in August. The nearby yacht-y towns of Dartmouth and Salcombe host regatta weeks with sandcastle building competitions and Red Arrow flypasts to entertain children and grown-ups alike.

Activities in Modbury Flock to South Devon for a walking holiday and enjoy the rugged landscape of Dartmoor on the doorstep. With the South West Coast Path running for almost 60 miles through the area, walking opportunities in the South Hams are endless. Boasting a host of beautiful beaches within easy reach of Modbury with fine golden sands, surfing opportunities and clear waters, Modbury is a great base for seaside adventures. Pack a picnic and head to Challaborough, Bantham or Thurlestone for a good old fashioned day at the beach. Keep little ones entertained with a trip to Paignton Zoo, the National Marine Aquarium and Woodlands Leisure Park, all within easy reach to ensure a fun filled family holiday whatever the weather.

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