Best Photography spots in East Devon

In Devon we’re so fortunate to have miles of coastline, rivers feeding into the sea & breathtaking landscapes galore. In this guide we’ll show the best places to focus your lenses on. All image locations featured within this post are listed in the map below.

Whether you have all the kit, are an amateur just getting started or just like to use your phone– there’s something for everyone to photograph in East Devon.

East Devon is characterised by its long stretch of coastline spanning East from Exmouth to Lyme Regis on the Dorset border – and what better way to start than with Ladram Bay.

Ladram Bay

If you’re staying with us then the first place on your agenda should be our beautiful pebble beach. Those with GoPro (or other waterproof cameras) will be able to go that one step further.

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Because Ladram Bay is a private beach it offers a tranquil location for photographers. Those with the right patience (& timing) have captured some incredible beach images.

Night time at #ladrambay thanks to RGW Photography

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Budleigh Salterton

Several miles west along the Coast you will find the picturesque town of Budleigh Salterton. There are several photography spots frequented by photographers, including the pastel colour beach huts that line the pebbled shore.

At the most easterly point of Budleigh Salterton the River Otter meets the sea which provides ideal snapping spots for landscape & wildlife enthusiasts alike.

Orcombe Point

Another area of spectacular coastline can be found at Orcombe Point, which lies 2 miles southeast of Exmouth town centre. For those wishing to pay a visit we recommend using the South West Coastal Path & packing sturdy footwear – the path is classified as moderate in difficulty.

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Woodbury Common

If sweeping green landscapes are the focus of your attention then we suggest heading to Woodbury Common. A natural heath and woodland, the common is a great location for dog walking or snapping Devon’s flora & fauna. You may even spot a bird of prey! Our favorite spot is the Fort-South lookout point just opposite Woodbury Castle.

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The woodland surrounding Woodbury Castle can also provide some stunning images too…

The River Exe Cafe

For the hungry photographer, the River Exe Cafe is a restaurant that sits in the middle of the Exe estuary providing you with 360° views of water, wildlife & coastline – the best of all worlds.