Dorset vs. Devon - Which county has better beaches and prettier scenery inland?

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The English counties of Dorset and Devon both have great reputations for their beaches and idylic scenery. However, of the two, which in your opinion is the best for beautiful sandy beaches on their coast and pretty leafy countryside in their interior?
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Devon because of the moorland...

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The English counties of Dorset and Devon both have great reputations for their beaches and idylic scenery. However, of the two, which in your opinion is the best for beautiful sandy beaches on their coast and pretty leafy countryside in their interior?
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I'm leaning toward Dorset. The beaches in Dorset appear to be made up of real sand and not pebbles and mud like most British beaches. Plus, I notice a lot of the Dorset coast has cliffs and shade trees overlooking their beaches. Most of Devon seems to be flat treeless moor and then all of a sudden it turns into coast and beach.

Right or wrong?:confused:
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Dorset, although I'm biased as I used to live there.

Personally, I don't see anything particularly beautiful about sparse moorland and the beaches are amazing.
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Dorset I'd say, having lived in Devon and been to Dorset.
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Devon, North Coast beaches such as Croyde, Woolacombe & Saunton Sands are some of the best beaches in UK (as long as it's not too busy...try Crow Point at the end of Saunton, not usually as packed). Drop a few miles in land and you have lush rolling hill sides.
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I think cornwall is better than both
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Dorset has the best beaches, easily. It also has better coastal features - Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Poole Harbour. Devon has Exmoor and Dartmoor, so probably has better landscape inland.
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Devon (granted I am a bit biased because my gf is from there lol).
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(Original post by initiation)
Devon, North Coast beaches such as Croyde, Woolacombe & Saunton Sands are some of the best beaches in UK (as long as it's not too busy...try Crow Point at the end of Saunton, not usually as packed). Drop a few miles in land and you have lush rolling hill sides.
I bet you haven't even been to Dorset.
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Definitely Dorset, I've lived in both and devon is Very old fashioned, people think they are in the 1950's, Trust me almost verging on ignorant! Dorset is younger trendier and in touch with the 21st century. Dartmoor is scary and so are the people who have lived there forever and they Hate out of towners!!!!!
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