The woodlands are also a haven for birds and butterflies as well as rare lichen and orchids.
There is important heathland up river as well, where rare birds like the Dartford Warbler can be found.
Take a stroll around some of the many historical sites scattered across the region or relax and watch the world go by and enjoy the views, sample some wonderful fresh local food or be pampered at a luxury spa, spot wildlife in one of the many nature reserves or spend an afternoon shopping, your break to South Devon doesn’t have to be stressful.
The toll bridge was recently widened at a cost of £34 million.
These days, the Tamar is largely recreational - a place to visit, walk, enjoy a boat trip, and take in the scenery and wildlife.
And, of course, it remains the most unique county boundary in England.
If you look at our map you will see the South Devon coastline runs from Seaton to Plymouth and offers some of the UK’s best beaches, with breathtaking sandy expanses, stunning secluded coves, rugged historic cliffs and lively coastal resorts.
The landscape is totally unique and no two beaches are the same.