Whether its stunning sea views, unspoilt rolling countryside, historic cities, modern shopping centres or outstanding food and drink, Devon has got it all. Here’s four reasons to spend your summer in The English Rivera:
Beautiful coastlines and incredible beaches
Devon is home to some of the UK's best beaches and that's no exaggeration - several of the beaches are award winning. For the adventure and adrenaline junkies out there, there are facilities for every water sport imaginable including; surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing canoeing and sailing. With sandy, family-friendly beaches and remote, rugged coves, there are beaches to suit everybody in Devon.
Did you know that researchers found that people who visit the coast feel calmer and enjoy a better night’s sleep? What better way to relax after a shift than inhaling the fresh sea air?
Famed for its warm micro-climate, the English Riviera never fails to live up to this reputation for a warm atmosphere - the average temperature in July and August is 21 degrees Celsius. Devon has a temperate climate and very rarely experiences extreme weather.
Delicious local delicacies
Beyond the beaches you’ll find pretty villages and historic towns with excellent pubs and restaurants, utilising local produce from the surrounding sea and countryside.
No visit would be complete without sampling some of the local delicacies including;
- Pasties - Historians claim that the world’s first pasty recipe originated in Devon
- Cream tea – The suggested method in Devon is to split the scone in two, cover each half with clotted cream, and then add strawberry jam on top
- Cider – Devon Scrumpy is a must to try “Naturally cloudy, full-bodied and bursting with character”
- Gin – Take a trip to the world-famous Plymouth Gin Distillery and even make your own gin
Great transport links (should you want to explore)
Devon has great transport links that allow you easy access to the rest of the UK. Regular train services leave London Paddington and London Waterloo for Devon’s two main hubs: Exeter and Plymouth. You could find yourself hitting the shops on Oxford Street or catching a show in the West End in just two and a half hours.
The benefits of living in Devon don’t end there… The locals are friendly and you’re within touching distance of other beautiful areas including Cornwall.
Fancy spending your summer by the sea in Devon?
Pulse is working closely with a number of NHS Trusts across Devon and we’re looking for registered nurses and healthcare assistants to work within a number of general, mental health and community hospitals – including district nursing.
In return, Pulse is offering competitive rates of pay and modern accommodation within commutable distance of a hospital for the duration of your stay. You’ll also be able to take your pick of flexible shifts, whether it be days, nights, earlies or lates – giving you plenty of time to explore.
If this sounds like an appealing opportunity, please complete the form below and a member of the team will be in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.