Best lakes in Devon

Check out the top lakes in Devon, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Newbarn Angling Centre
1. Newbarn Angling Centre
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19 local reviews
Newbarn Angling Centre
01803 553602
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Will
Newbarn Angling CentreLocated at TQ4 7PT Set on a hillside just above Paignton, there are several lakes that…
1. Newbarn Angling Centre
1. Newbarn Angling Centre
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19 local reviews
Newbarn Angling Centre
01803 553602
Will
Will
Newbarn Angling CentreLocated at TQ4 7PT Set on a hillside just above Paignton, there are several lakes that you will pass on your way up to…
2. Tamar Lakes Watersports
2. Tamar Lakes Watersports
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10 local reviews
Tamar Lakes Watersports
01288 321712
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Elizabeth
Tamar Lakes Country Park near Bude, these two lakes offer a variety of activities including watersports,…
Simon And Sarah
Surrounded by British countryside and nestled on the Cornwall and Devon border, Upper and Lower Tamar Lakes…
Lesley
A short drive from the lodge near Kilkhampton (known locally as ‘Kilk’), you'll find the Tamar Lakes with over…
2. Tamar Lakes Watersports
2. Tamar Lakes Watersports
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10 local reviews
Tamar Lakes Watersports
01288 321712
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
Tamar Lakes Country Park near Bude, these two lakes offer a variety of activities including watersports, angling, walking, cycling and…
Simon And Sarah
Simon And Sarah
Surrounded by British countryside and nestled on the Cornwall and Devon border, Upper and Lower Tamar Lakes are steeped in industrial…
Lesley
Lesley
A short drive from the lodge near Kilkhampton (known locally as ‘Kilk’), you'll find the Tamar Lakes with over three miles of accessible,…
3. Slapton Ley
3. Slapton Ley
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14 local reviews
Slapton Ley
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Felicity & Freya
The famous sandy spit at Slapton Sands is a haven not only for holiday makers but historians, scientists and…
Nicholas
Bird spotters and walkers will love this. A freshwater lake and Nature Reserve with hides. There are stunning…
Sheila
Slapton Ley is the largest natural lake in south-west England. Although it is only separated from the sea by…
3. Slapton Ley
3. Slapton Ley
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14 local reviews
Slapton Ley
Felicity & Freya
Felicity & Freya
The famous sandy spit at Slapton Sands is a haven not only for holiday makers but historians, scientists and geographers alike. Slapton Ley…
Nicholas
Nicholas
Bird spotters and walkers will love this. A freshwater lake and Nature Reserve with hides. There are stunning views out over the water and…
Sheila
Sheila
Slapton Ley is the largest natural lake in south-west England. Although it is only separated from the sea by a narrow shingle bar, it is…
4. Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve
4. Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve
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4 local reviews
Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve
01548 580685
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Deborah And Sara
Slapton Ley is the largest natural lake in south-west England. Although it is only separated from the sea by a…
Will
Slapton Ley is the largest natural lake in south-west England. Although it is only separated from the sea by a…
4. Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve
4. Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve
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4 local reviews
Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve
01548 580685
Deborah And Sara
Deborah And Sara
Slapton Ley is the largest natural lake in south-west England. Although it is only separated from the sea by a narrow shingle bar, it is…
Will
Will
Slapton Ley is the largest natural lake in south-west England. Although it is only separated from the sea by a narrow shingle bar, it is…
5. River Dart Country Park
5. River Dart Country Park
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13 local reviews
River Dart Country Park
01364 652511
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Penelope
Acres of fantastic outdoor wooden play frames, Zip Wires, water zorbs, and a high ropes course. All set in a…
Helen
Absolutely brilliant day out, on the edge of Dartmoor. Huge country park, with the River Dart running through…
Nicola
On the edge of the moors this plece is great for kids. If its a nice warm sunny day, don't forget your…
5. River Dart Country Park
5. River Dart Country Park
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13 local reviews
River Dart Country Park
01364 652511
Penelope
Penelope
Acres of fantastic outdoor wooden play frames, Zip Wires, water zorbs, and a high ropes course. All set in a beautiful wooded area on the…
Helen
Helen
Absolutely brilliant day out, on the edge of Dartmoor. Huge country park, with the River Dart running through the centre. Included in the…
Nicola
Nicola
On the edge of the moors this plece is great for kids. If its a nice warm sunny day, don't forget your swimming gear, you can take a dip in…
6. Stover Country Park Visitor Centre
6. Stover Country Park Visitor Centre
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8 local reviews
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Wendy
Just a beautiful place by a lake with wildlife (squirrels etc) all around you and hides to view the extensive…
Samantha
Lovely place for walks around the lake, through the woods. Great place to feed the ducks too. The ice cream is…
Will
Stover Country Park contains over 114 acres of woodland, heathland, grassland, lake and marsh and a…
6. Stover Country Park Visitor Centre
6. Stover Country Park Visitor Centre
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8 local reviews
Wendy
Wendy
Just a beautiful place by a lake with wildlife (squirrels etc) all around you and hides to view the extensive birdlife etc. Lovely easy walk…
Samantha
Samantha
Lovely place for walks around the lake, through the woods. Great place to feed the ducks too. The ice cream is standard in the summer.
Will
Will
Stover Country Park contains over 114 acres of woodland, heathland, grassland, lake and marsh and a substantial variety of wildlife.
7. Decoy Country Park
7. Decoy Country Park
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6 local reviews
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Shane
It is a lovely place for a walk with a lake and park close by. There is plenty of seating and picnic areas…
Amy
Lovely park for the kids of all ages, then a walk around the lake to see the wildlife.
7. Decoy Country Park
7. Decoy Country Park
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6 local reviews
Shane
Shane
It is a lovely place for a walk with a lake and park close by. There is plenty of seating and picnic areas too. It is only a snort walk…
Amy
Amy
Lovely park for the kids of all ages, then a walk around the lake to see the wildlife.
8. RHS Garden Rosemoor
8. RHS Garden Rosemoor
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50 local reviews
RHS Garden Rosemoor
Closed · Opens Sunday 10:00 AM
+44 1805 624067
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Kathy
This is a jewel in the crown of North Devon. A must see for any gardener, even if you are not that keen on…
Sue
A beautiful garden set in several acres of ground, set up and maintained by The Royal Horticultural Society…
8. RHS Garden Rosemoor
8. RHS Garden Rosemoor
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50 local reviews
RHS Garden Rosemoor
Closed · Opens Sunday 10:00 AM
+44 1805 624067
Kathy
Kathy
This is a jewel in the crown of North Devon. A must see for any gardener, even if you are not that keen on gardening, if you like a quiet…
Sue
Sue
A beautiful garden set in several acres of ground, set up and maintained by The Royal Horticultural Society. It features, woodland, Stunning…
9. Turtley Corn Mill
9. Turtley Corn Mill
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14 local reviews
Turtley Corn Mill, Avonwick
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+44 1364 646100
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Felicity & Freya
If you’re looking for a place to stop for a meal on the way home. It may be just off the A38, but its set in 6…
9. Turtley Corn Mill
9. Turtley Corn Mill
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14 local reviews
Turtley Corn Mill, Avonwick
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+44 1364 646100
Felicity & Freya
Felicity & Freya
If you’re looking for a place to stop for a meal on the way home. It may be just off the A38, but its set in 6 acres of beautiful grounds,…
10. Arlington Court
10. Arlington Court
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17 local reviews
Arlington Court, Arlington
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Francesca
A stately manner with tea rooms, woodland and lake.
10. Arlington Court
10. Arlington Court
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17 local reviews
Arlington Court, Arlington
Francesca
Francesca
A stately manner with tea rooms, woodland and lake.
11. Tapeley Park and Gardens
11. Tapeley Park and Gardens
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5 local reviews
Tapeley Park and Gardens, Instow
01271 860897
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Tina
Lovely grounds to explore with views across to Appledore. Home of Hector Christie (you may have seen him on…
Maz
Beautiful Gardens, formal and wild, Ice house, lake Straw bale house, Poultry, great cafe, superb setting,…
11. Tapeley Park and Gardens
11. Tapeley Park and Gardens
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5 local reviews
Tapeley Park and Gardens, Instow
01271 860897
Tina
Tina
Lovely grounds to explore with views across to Appledore. Home of Hector Christie (you may have seen him on TV) a dedicated campaigner for…
Maz
Maz
Beautiful Gardens, formal and wild, Ice house, lake Straw bale house, Poultry, great cafe, superb setting, interesting history
12. Marwood Hill Gardens
12. Marwood Hill Gardens
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6 local reviews
Marwood Hill Gardens, Guineaford
+44 1271 342528
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Sarah
Marwood Hill Gardens is a beautiful private garden tucked secretly away in a Devon valley – covering some 20…
Darren
This magical and very special 20 acre private garden with three lakes is set in a valley tucked away in North…
12. Marwood Hill Gardens
12. Marwood Hill Gardens
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6 local reviews
Marwood Hill Gardens, Guineaford
+44 1271 342528
Sarah
Sarah
Marwood Hill Gardens is a beautiful private garden tucked secretly away in a Devon valley – covering some 20 acres, with 3 stunning lakes…
Darren
Darren
This magical and very special 20 acre private garden with three lakes is set in a valley tucked away in North Devon only 4 miles from…