Children love crabbing – fact! And Devon is a top place to catch these nippy fellows. If you are wondering where’s the best place to drop your crab line, here’s our guide to where to go crabbing in Devon.
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Places to go crabbing in Devon
With two coastlines and countless sea and riverside towns, there’s plenty of opportunity to catch a crab in Devon, or maybe even a few. Here’s some of the best spots to try with lots recommended by families in the Devon with Kids Facebook group.
Where to go crabbing in North Devon
- The harbour wall at Appledore
- The rock pools at Westwood Ho!
- Ilfracombe pier or harbour wall
Looking for more ways to entertain the kids? Here’s some great places to visit in North Devon.
Top crabbing spots in South Devon
- The Embankment in Dartmouth
- Exmouth Dock
- Brixham harbour
- Stoke Gabriel by the mill pond
- Dittisham’s pontoon
- The Quayside in Kingsbridge
- South Pool pontoon
- Teignmouth Back Beach on the river
Here’s my guide to more fun things to do in South Devon with kids.
Places to go crabbing in East Devon
- Exmouth harbour
- Axmouth harbour in Seaton
Make the most of your time in East Devon with these top places to visit.
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Things to do before you go crabbing in Devon
So, you’ve picked your ideal place to go crabbing. Before you set off, read these tips:
Get your gear
If you know you’re going crabbing then one of our top tips is to bring your own kit – bucket, line, net and bait. Bacon works really well.
There are lots of shops around popular crabbing spots that will sell you the gear but you will pay inflated prices.
Check the tide times
To avoid disappointment, make sure you know whether the tide will be in or out at your crabbing spot. Find tide times in Devon.
Think about your footwear
If your children are wearing shoes, or any other item of clothing that might slip off, take them off before they are dangled over a harbour wall.
Do you have a favourite spot to go crabbing in Devon? Let me know and I’ll add it to the list.
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