Holidays In Devon: The English Riviera

Holidays In Devon : The English Riviera

The English Riviera is located in South Devon and provides the perfect base to explore the county?s coastal towns, dramatic coastline, golden beaches, family attractions, stunning countryside and hotels in Devon. It covers the three unique towns of Paignton, Brixham and Torquay which are all situated overlooking Torbay. Read Also (Kooloonbung Creek Nature Park)


Torquay :

Torquay is a beautifully located sea-side town attracting holiday makers of all ages. It has been a popular holiday destination since the Victorian times and was the birthplace and home of the internationally renowned crime novelist, Agatha Christie. Read Also (Have The Vacation of Your Life on a Yacht Charter Dubai)

The town is steeped in history with its Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves and World War II slipways. The Kents Cavern is recognised as one of the most important Stone Age caves in Britain ? it has revealed more about Palaeolithic Britain than anywhere else. Organised tours take you through these 2 million year old caves and there are also ghost shows available to watch in the summer months. Read Also (Travelling By Monorail ? Perfect For Large Groups)


Torquay?s waterfront is the focal point of the town, with the palm-lined promenade, landscaped gardens, a lively harbour and international marina. There are an array of pubs, restaurants, great nightlife, specialist shops and a host of attractions to suit everyone. There are also a variety of accommodation types from sea-front guest houses to luxury hotels in Devon.
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There are nine beaches situated around the area of Torquay which include the Blue Flag beaches Oddicombe Beach and Meadfoot Beach which both have cafes and toilets so perfect for a family day out. Read Also (Have The Vacation of Your Life on a Yacht Charter Dubai)

Brixham :

Brixham is a small fishing town positioned opposite the bay from Torquay at the Southern end of the crescent that forms Torbay. The quaint narrow streets are lined with shops selling local memorabilia, refreshments and of course fresh local fish. There are a number of coastal Devon hotels situated in Brixham, along with quaint guest houses and bed and breakfasts. It is a town which is rich in maritime history and is still today an active fishing port supplying local businesses throughout the South West. Read Also (Make Your Blissful Vacation in The Lap of Mother Nature With Manali Tour)


Berry Head is definitely worth a visit. This stunning limestone peninsula reaches 65 metres from the sea and is a popular scenic tourist spot with fabulous views, a prominent lighthouse and nature reserve. The Berry Head Nature Reserve also holds two well-preserved Napoleonic War-era Forts and important Second World War heritage.

Paignton :

Paignton is a popular sea-side family resort famous for its long sandy beaches, sea-side attractions and a bustling pier. The lively seafront offers a host of attractions from crazy golf to fun-filled water slides of Quaywest. Read Also (Demystifying Siquijor)

Family attractions include Paignton Zoo which is home to thousands of plants, animals and endangered species and the Paignton and Dartmouth Stream railway which takes you to Kingswear. You can even take a trip down the River Dart taking you past Dartmouth Castle, Greenway House and Dittisham.
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Babbacombe Bay and St Marychurch :

These two small villages are located on the outskirts of Torquay and provide a quieter alternative to the livelier Torquay town. The two parishes of Babbacombe and St Marychurch have independent shops, a wide range of tearooms and restaurants. Read Also (Lucca Tourist Information)


Babbacombe is perched on top of those distinctive red sandstone cliffs which can be seen along the Jurassic Coast. The seafront is lined with restaurants and guest houses and as you head down to Babbacombe beach there is a perfectly located gastro-pub overlooking the bay.

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