Hotels by the sea in Devon: luxury romantic hotels to family friendly hotels in Devon The Devon coast is one of the UK's most exquisite attributes. A source of entertainment, phenomenal beauty and immense pleasure, it morphs from being tranquil and restorative to dramatic and invigorating according to the seasons, and sometimes the time of day. The beaches, the sea views, the coastal walking - it's all part of what makes Devon such a popular holiday hotspot in the UK. Go surfing at Saunton Sands in North Devon. Sail or kayak from the beaches or along the estuary in Salcombe, South Devon - famous for its ice cream as well as its spectacular views. Stroll along the South West Coast Path, dropping down onto the beaches that pepper it in a variety of sandy or pebble bays from which to take in the world around you. Then again, you may prefer the simple joy of coffee with a view or a superbly decadent afternoon tea. Offering both family friendly holidays in Devon as well as luxurious and romantic ones, Devon has all the sensual pleasures that make up a well rounded mini break. Superb food, beautiful location, lots of outdoor entertainment and excellent hospitality await in a variety of guises. Soar Mill Cove, for example, offers a spectacular take on family friendly Devon holidays, with plenty of sports and entertainment and a beach just a stone's throw away. Even dogs are welcome. Then again, there's also the likes of Thurlestone Hotel, a short stroll both the beach and the golf course. For the ultimate in romantic Devon holidays, you would be hard pushed to find somewhere more exceptional than the 1930s glamour of Burgh Island - not only on the coast but on its own private island connected to the mainland only by a strip of sand visible according to the tide. However you choose to enjoy the Devon coast, the hotels, hospitality and experiences will not disappoint.