You don’t have to travel to the other side of the world for the holiday of a lifetime. South Devon is home to great beaches, exciting attractions and so much more.
The English Riviera
At its heart is the English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay, with no less than 22 beaches and the winner of the 2011 Keep Britain Tidy award for the cleanest beaches.
Torquay, Babbacombe, Paignton and Brixham each have their own unique character. Torquay is a hub for eating out, socialising and nightlife, while Babbacombe is a tranquil retreat from the bustle of the town centre. Brixham is a working fishing port, with a fascinating maritime history, and Paignton is home to world-class attractions, including the famous Paignton Zoo, which features over 3000 animals including lions, monkeys and elephants.
The whole area has been designated a UNESCO-supported Global Geopark because of its 400 million year-old rock formations, and visitors can rub shoulders with Britain’s prehistoric past at Kents Cavern.
Natural beauty and fascinating history
The English Riviera is the ideal base for exploring South Devon. Plymouth is home to Britain’s deepest aquarium and some great shopping, while Dartmoor National Park offers 368 square miles of beautiful scenery and countless walking trails – both within an hour’s drive. All around the English Riviera there are dozens of quaint villages that help to give South Devon its unique character.
Whatever time of year you visit South Devon has a huge amount to offer visitors of all ages, and you don’t even need a passport to get here.
For further details of places to stay, things to do and events in Teignbridge and the South Hams, please visit the official Visit South Devon website.
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TAODS (Totnes Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society) are gearing up for their 2014 Pantomime. Aladdin and his Magical Lamp, a modern day family pantomime. TAODS Have been producing shows since 1942.
Directed, and Choreographed by the wonderful...
- 21 Jan 2014To25 Jan 2014
Hunters Brewery, Ipplepen, is situated in the heart of the Teignbridge countryside, in Beautiful Devon.
Discovery Holiday Homes provides a great range of holiday rentals in and around South Devon catering for all budgets and party sizes. With offices in Torquay we provide a friendly, knowledgeable and personal service to all our guests.
The South Devon Chilli Farm started in 2003 and has grown steadily to the point where we now grow over 10,000 chilli plants every year and harvest tons of fresh chillies which we sell fresh or use in our range of chilli Products.
Situated in the heart of Dartmoor, this two AA rosette Devon restaurant offers the perfect balance between traditional classics and contemporary dishes, not forgetting spectacular views overlooking unspoilt Devonshire countryside.
The Pig & Whistle is a fantastic destination pub, that provides a warm welcome and great standards. We offer a wide range of ales and lagers that complement the delicious home cooked menu produced by local chefs who always source their ingredients fr
Come canoeing with Canoe Adventures, offering 4 to 5 hour outings aboard 9-seat and 12-seat Longbow canoes on the spectacular tidal River Dart.
Welcome to Teignworthy Brewery - home of Devon’s finest traditional ales. Teignworthy have the largest bottled beer range in Devon with nine different conditional ales.
The Dartmouth River Cruise is a relaxing cruise, as you wind your way along the river you cruise past the home of the late Dame Agatha Christie and the pretty little villages of Dittisham and Galmpton.
Number One is a contemporary bar and restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and evening meals as well as light daytime snacks. The beachside patio garden is the perfect setting to enjoy the full a la carte gourmet dining and lively friendly atmosphere.