Swimming isn’t just about exercise, in Devon it can be about adventure too. With some of the most beautiful outdoor swimming spots in the UK and something for all abilities we have collated a list of our favourite outdoor swimming locations, so grab your swimsuit and your googles and dive in!
Four comfortable fully equipped cottages. Peaceful setting in beautiful South Hams valley on historic 80-acre working sheep farm. Ideal location for a relaxing holiday
Modern spacious rooms with luxury bathrooms. All with direct access to our court yard, we have plenty of space for outdoor dining. All set in a secluded valley a short drive from the coast.
Stay in our granite cottages. Climb the hill, you'll love the view. Relax by our heated pool or cycle the beautiful Wray valley trail to Moretonhampstead. Great places to eat in town.
Relax in our heated swimming pool and slip into the tranquillity of rural life. Spacious comfortable cottage with indoor and outdoor play areas. Quiet but accessible location for Exeter and the M5.
Peace, comfort and a warm welcome where we offer the little extras that attract guests back time and time again. 2 miles from Sidmouth seafront. Lovely coastal walks and views from the farm.
A smallholding in East Devon comprising a Grade 2 Listed property with various historic buildings, offering guests 3 x self-catering cottages. Set in a wonderful countryside location close to the sea.
Self catering comfortable accommodation in peaceful rural setting. 3 spacious barn conversions with unique charm. High standard & well equipped. On farm, large Oak trees. AONB. 15 mins Jurassic Coast.
Spacious 4* cottages set in unspoilt countryside overlooking the sea - minutes from the golden sandy beaches at Woolacombe, Saunton & Croyde and a short walk from Lee Bay and the Grampus village pub.
Traditional single storey cottage on a small farm with calves, sheep, chickens, ducks, geese and ponies. The 2 bedroom cottage boasts a wonderful inglenook fireplace complete with logburner. A Gem!
Set in the East Devon hills close to the Jurrasic Coast, we welcome guests to our working dairy farm. Our cottages have large living areas, underfloor heating, woodburners, well equipped kitchens.
Secluded 2 bedroom cottage surrounded by countryside with outstanding views over Exmoor. Abundant wildlife. Close to the coast. Garden, play area. Woodburner. Dogs & horses welcomed. Short breaks.
Looking for simple pleasure’s life, where you can relax and recharge your batteries, then visit us at Lower Pinn flint farmhouse 2 miles west coastal resort Sidmouth on Jurassic coast.
The well appointed wing of the farmhouse is completely self contained and has panoramic views of Bigbury Bay. Bigbury on Sea is a fantastic location for family beach holidays.
A working farm bordered by the River Tale which captures the magic of the countryside - sheep, cattle, free range chickens and working sheep dogs. An idyllic setting with excellent facilities.
Gatcombe is a family run working dairy farm 5 minutes drive from World Heritage Coastline. Fully equipped, spacious, comfortable rooms, guest lounge and dining room.
Escape and enjoy the pleasures of the countryside. Delightful cottages nestled on a farm. Friendly animals, ride the pony. Watch the cows milked. Sandy beaches Woolacombe & Croyde. Walk to local pub.
On the peaceful Spreacombe Estate, 3.5 miles from Woolacombe Beach we have 6 family run cottages and a converted barn meeting room. Dog friendly (except Clematis), Child friendly, ideal for walking.
A cream tea greets your arrival at Forda Farm B&B. Close to the Devon and Cornwall border, you are in the perfect place to explore both counties. Enjoy your stay on a working family run livestock farm
Stunning location on the North Devon Coast, an award winning luxury cottage that can accommodate 2,4 or 6 people. A beautiful Old Coachman"s Cottage. We offer a cosy bolt hole for couples & families
Delightful cottages on working Dairy farm, explore the area for fantastic coastline, wonderful moorland, visitor attractions, local foods and many family events. Children love the calf feeding.
6 cosy cottages in a great place to relax. Explore North Devon's beaches and more. Close to Arlington Court, Marwood Hill Gardens & RHS Rosemoor. Small family run farm in fifteen acres.
A family run mixed farm, just 4 miles from Lyme Regis, famous for fossil hunting, the market town of Axminster, and the Jurrasic coast centre at Seaton. Just 3 miles from River Cottage HQ
Close to Jurassic coast in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Orchard Meadow - individual cottage peacefully situated on a working farm. Large open living space, 3 bedrooms [1 grnd fl) 3 bathrooms
Escape to a peaceful Exmoor Valley and rewind in one of our charming 4* cottages set beside a trout stream, or Caffyns Halt with spectacular south facing panoramic views of Exmoor all have real fires.
Self-catering cottages in South Devon, on a working farm overlooking coastal village of Wembury, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Close to beaches, coast path, city of Plymouth and Dartmoor.
Relax in the spacious, well-equipped wing of our 500 year old farmhouse. Our family run working farm is set in beautiful countryside but only minutes from many amazing attractions, beaches and moors.
Smallicombe Farm is set in an idyllic location of 70 acres of pasture and ancient woodland and offers excellent self-catering holiday cottage accommodation on a real working farm in Devon.
Ground floor apartment will own entry and parking. Superking/twin bed, cooking facilities, TV, settee and ensuite with shower and bath. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair accessible. Breakfast Platter available.
- Chagford Swimming Pool
Chagford Swimming Pool is a magical 1930’s lido located on the banks of the River Teign, half a mile outside of Chagford on the Two Moors Way. The soft river water that fills the pool is UV treated with minimal chlorine, and the solar covers maintain the water at a warm 27 degrees, also heating the showers and providing power to the Tea Shed.
- Wild Swimming Sharrah Pool, Dartmoor
Follow the winding river Dart far enough and you’ll come to a deep, glassy pool of crystalline water. Sharrah Pool is an otherworldly spot, flanked by woodland – it looks like a place where water babies and Dartmoor pixies might congregate for a swim. You’ll know you’ve found it when you come across a clearing in the trees and a wider, still part of the river where the water is so clear you can peer down at the bottom.
- Wild Swimming at Spitchwick
What you will find here is a little idyll comprised of a green common, the River Dart idling by carving out little private nooks and crannies to lounge on, or widening to create larger, wild swimming opportunities, and it sits right in the heart of Dartmoor.
- Westward Ho! Rock Seawater Pool
The open water sea pool is a concrete swimming pool and set in a brilliant position within the rock pools near Nassau Court, Westward Ho! This salt water pool was originally built in the Victorian era, with people travelling miles to take a bathe, it was reported to have many health benefits.
- Tinside Lido, Plymouth
Fun in the sun and overlooking Plymouth’s spectacular sea front, Tinside Lido was built in 1935 and is archetypal of the then popular Art Deco style. The beautiful salt water swimming pool is open during the summer months, and is perfect for everyone and is fully accessible to people of all needs. The Lido also boasts a sun terrace and cafe on which to relax and soak up the rays.
- Cullever’s Steps
Set within a natural amphitheatre, you will find a natural plunge pool here, with beautiful views, and large grassy areas for picnics and games. The pool has a granite stone dam that creates the 15m pool.
- Crazy Well Pool
The large pool is situated about 3km south of Princetown, just off the path between Burrator and Whiteworks on the western side of Dartmoor. It is 100m long and covers a surface area of 3,500 square metres. There are several legends surrounding the pool to discover….