Area Profile - South Hams

The South Hams is the southern-most district in Devon. It is bounded by two major urban
areas: Torbay to the east and Plymouth to the west. However its economic character is
fundamentally shaped by its outstanding natural environment: to the north is the Dartmoor
National Park (and northern parts of the district fall within its boundary) while to the south is
100km of coastline, much of which is a designated Heritage Coast. Between Dartmoor and
the coast, about a third of the district (including the entire coastline) falls within the South
Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.