Devon Stag Do Guide

Devon is an excellent choice for a weekend at the beach! As a county situated in the southwest of England, Devon is a hugely popular tourist attraction due to its seaside towns along sandy beaches. Make sure to pack your sunscreen and board shorts, as the county of Devon has beaches on both the north and south coasts of the county. Woolacombe is located on the coast of the northern Bristol channel, whereas Torquay is found on the southern coast overlooking the English channel. In the north, the beach at Woolacombe gives you and the lads the chance to catch some great waves, whereas to the south, the harbour town of Torquay is a great finishing spot.

As well as your weekend at the beach, it stands to reason why you would supplement the relaxation with a bit of madness! Theme parks such as the Babbacombe Model Village in Torquay and The Milky Way Adventure Park in Clovelly are always a worthy trip for some adrenaline filled fun on your stag do.

After these opening suggestions to whet your appetite, here is a deeper look into why Devon is a terrific destination.

Devon Stag Do Activities


Taking to the water on your Devon stag do is the best course of action when searching for exciting activities. With surfing, swimming, coasteering, water assault courses, kayaking, rib riding, rafting and gorge scrambling—all available in seaside towns such as Woolacombe, there will always be something to do during the weekend.

As well as this, the county of Devon offers a wealth of other amazing stag do activities that you and the lads can try your arm at. You can test how good your aim is by playing a shooting activity with your mates, as archery and clay pigeon shooting will require every bit of concentration you can muster in order to hit your target.

For something a little less serious however, paintball and laser tag are a sound choice, as your stags will be split into two opposing teams for a spot of good ol’ fashioned competition. Aside from shooting, you can also go go-karting, play a round of Golf, abseil, mountain board and go zorbing—so there is no reason why you can’t find a Devon stag do activity to meet the demands of the group.

Devon Stag Night Ideas


Exeter City, the county town of Devon, is the perfect stag night destination. With a vibrant nightlife due to the nearby university, the place is always busy. We recommend the old Exeter Quay for you and your lads to observe, as it is the main strip for nightclubs in the city. You won’t be long finding a pint down that part of town!

If you’re either a proud or closet Harry Potter fan, this might be an idea for you! The old firehouse is a charming pub that influenced J.K Rowling’s presentation of the Leaky Cauldron. As a popular pre-drinks venue for both stags and hens, it might be a good idea to hit here up first, so the single guys can get chatting with some fine ladies, and kick off the celebrations.

Elsewhere, The Monkey Suit is prized for its cocktails incase you want a slow start to the evening. Starz Bar is another option, as having a pint in a fun atmosphere decorated with hollywood memorabilia is a cool and chilled way to spend your night.

Devon Hen Party Accommodation


There are widely varied forms of accommodation that you can choose from during your stay in Devon. The hotels on offer range from 3 to 5 star, with luxury and budget hotels helping to satisfy the needs of any particular stag on any particular budget. This wide array of options for hotels is good for budgeting in the first instance, as planning a stag do with the hotel being the main attraction or simply a place of rest can be booked accordingly, without worries of having to travel far from the beach.

Alternatively, you can opt for self-catering lodges and cottages, meaning you can take your stag do into your own hands and escape hotel breakfast and check in times. Available in numerous locations across the county, you can choose a cottage or lodge close to the beach, which are blessed with amazing seaside views. Otherwise, you can choose self catering accommodation that is close to points of interest or city nightlife, cutting travel times out of the equation.

For those looking for a festival feel for their stag, camping is an accommodation option you may wish to consider. At Europa Park, you can choose to pitch a tent with the lads on the hills overlooking the Woolacombe beach. Enjoy watching the sunset as you crack open a cold one, playing stag do games and dares knowing your entire budget for activities is at your disposal. Oh the possibilities!

So with beaches packed with thrilling activities, to a buzzing nightlife to a host of accommodation options, a Devon Stag do can be whatever you want it to be!