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With the festive season now but a distant memory, New Year’s resolutions firmly in place and 2019 off to a blistering start, what better way to lift your mood and transport you away from the humdrum of the rat-race by planning a magical break in the South Hams. Tune in to the calming sound of rolling waves, enjoy yoga on the beach, walk the stunning South West Coast Path, be inspired at a positivity lunch and embrace the cold sea with a revitalising winter surf. It’s these simple pleasures that makes South Devon the perfect place to beat the January blues and start 2019 on a positive and healthy note.

Switch off in South Devon. Book your break today.

Be inspired: Wellness lunch at Gara Rock

Feed the mind, body and soul on Blue Monday whilst watching the seasons play out on the natural stage over the seascape at Gara Rock Restaurant with Wellness coach Georgia Lynch. Look forward to an afternoon of self-love while enjoying a delicious two course lunch (£30 excl drinks) in the restaurant. For more details and to book your ticket visit Wellness Lunch at Gara Rock Event.

Rejuvenate the mind: Surf at Bantham

Immerse yourself in the icy expanse of the open sea and wash away the January blues whilst being one with the waves at Bantham. Clear and reset your mind whilst surfing in solitude, allowing your body to get rid of the excesses of last year. Bantham Surfing Academy offer supervised surfing lessons and coaching.

If you would prefer to explore the sea without a board, read our suggestions of places to enjoy wild swimming in South Devon.



The Old Milking Shed (Sleeps 6) is situated within a 15-minute walk of the popular surfing beach of Bantham, which offers the lure of collapsing and warming up in in front of a fire after a day spent embracing the wonderfully beneficial, natural advantages of the sea.

Explore the outdoors: Walk the South West Coast Path

The simplistic, natural splendour of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is one that you’ll find clears the mind from unnecessary stress and lifts even the darkest mood. Explore stunning South Devon by walking the South West Coast Path, where open countryside and breathtaking sea views make you pause for a moment and breath in new life and purpose.

Open the door to an array of endless trails awaiting to be explored. Read our South Devon Walking Guide for detailed information on some fantastic walks around the area, for all ages and abilities.

Stay fit and healthy: Yoga on South Sands

Breath with the ebb and flow of the tide on Salcombe’s picturesque South Sands Beach as you improve your physical strength, flexibility and posture. Beach and SUP yoga classes with Simply Soulful Yoga will refresh and replenish the body and mind with the sand, sky and sea as your backdrop.

Escape to tranquil holiday homes

Escape to where the sound of the sea sings you to sleep and where the calm stillness of the countryside allows you to switch off from the world. Our selection of homes in Dartmouth, Salcombe and across South Devon provide choice and variety suited to all tastes and requirements.

Leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life, giving yourself a fresh start to the year ahead, discarding the last tendrils of those January Blues and look forward to an exhilarating New Year.

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