Where to watch the sunset near Devon Yurt
We are so lucky here at Devon Yurt to witness some of the most breath-taking sunsets from our farm. Our view stretches across West Devon towards Dartmoor National Park on the horizon, to which watercolour skies provide a spectacular backdrop. However, there are so many wonderful places to sit and watch the sun go down whilst you explore the surrounding area. Here are a few of our favourites :-
Possibly of our favourite local beaches, Widemouth Bay is a scenic 40 minute drive from Devon Yurt Situated on the North Coast of Cornwall, Widemouth provides bright red and amber sunsets over the sea, and if you look carefully you might even see the famous green flash as the sun drops over the horizon.
Trebarwith is another firm favourite when it comes to our nearby beaches. It is a little further West, about 45 minute by car, and it takes a lot of beating. At high tide, take a picnic rug and sit on the rocks or watch from the path outside the pub. Sunsets here are equally as beautiful as they are at Widemouth, but if the sea is stormy the waves crash against the towering rocks at Trebarwith creating dramatic rumbling echoes.
Just a few minutes down the road, Brentor Church sits at the top of a tor on the edge of Dartmoor, the climb takes about 10 minutes and there are benches outside the church when you reach the top, with panoramic views in every direction. You can even take a look inside the church itself, St Michael de Roupe, whose foundations date back as far as the 12th century.
Home to the legend of King Arthur, Tingagel Castle is a 40 minute drive away on the north cornwall coast. History comes to life in the magical glowing sunsets, and it is a great way to end a day exploring north cornwall and all it has to offer.
Dartmoor National Park has endless stunning locations from which to watch the sun go down, but Widgery Cross is easy to get to, and the climb to the top from the car park is no more than 30 minutes. Surroundings across Dartmoor, West Devon and Bodmin Moor are lit up in pastel pink, purples and orange, and the rocky outcrop upon which the cross is placed makes for a perfect bench to sit back and take in the views. Whilst you are in the area, we recommend a visit to the Dartmoor Inn for some delicious food and atmosphere.
Bookings for Devon Yurt for the 2021 season are open now, so if you fancy taking in some South West sunsets, find out more or book a stay at https://www.devonyurt.co.uk