Autumn at Gara Rock...

As the promise of crisp air and cosy moments beckon, Autumn emerges as the perfect opportunity for a family retreat. Nestled in the heart of the picturesque South Devon coastline, let Gara Rock become your base this October half term. The blend of breathtaking views, nearby attractions, and plenty of on-site facilities makes for an unforgettable family experience.

Unpack and chill out

On those days when you choose to relax in your home from home, the hotel facilities don’t disappoint. Rain or shine, splash around in the indoor pool or head to our boutique cinema for cosy screenings of family favourites.


Tuck into something special

Exploring the best of the local area is bound to work up your appetite! Fortunately, Gara Rock boasts an award-winning restaurant serving up hearty breakfasts, light lunches and delightful dinners. The little Gara guest menu includes those crowd pleases like burgers, pasta and sausage rolls! Tuck in while enjoying stunning views of the surrounding coastline.


Exciting local attractions

Take your family on an adventure to Pennywell Farm, where you can make friends with the pigs, take the goats for a walk and hop on the tractor ride! For even more wildlife, a visit to Paignton Zoo promises an up-close encounter with over 2,500 animals from all corners of the globe. And don't miss the chance to delve into history and nature at Kents Cavern, where prehistoric caves unveil secrets of the past.


Explore sandy coves

What better way to enjoy those crisp sunny days that on the beach? Gara Rock has its very own just a short walk down from the hotel, and we’re only a stone’s throw from some of South Devon's most beautiful sandy spots. From the charming Sunny Cove just 10 minutes south of Mill Bay to the lesser-known secret spot of Maceley Cove where dogs are welcome too, families can indulge in sandcastle-building and daring dips!


Sail across to Salcombe

A short trip across the shimmering harbour lies the enchanting town of Salcombe. Bursting with boutique shops, restaurants, and quaint cafes, this waterside spot is the perfect place to while away a few hours. Grab an ice cream from Salcombe Dairy or take a stroll around Overbeck’s Gardens.


Halloween family fun

If you want to get into the spooky spirit this Half Term, head to Burgh Island for the day, just 50 minutes from Gara. There’s a beautiful beach for crisp autumn walks, an exciting sea tractor to take you across the bay and rumours of spirits at The Pilchard Inn! The ghost Pirate Tom Crocker is rumoured to roam the pub and island searching for stolen treasure he had hidden way back when...


As October half term gets closer, book your family break at Gara this autumn.