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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When you walk into Kendrick's the atmosphere is vibrant yet relaxed and the staff are friendly and attentive, always striving to keep standards high and to have fun at the same time.
This Farmers Market is held on Tuesday's every week, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Courtenay Street in Newton Abbot
There is a range of stalls varying from local meats, jams, breads and cheeses.
Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre
Located next to the Old Market in Dartmouth, the Great Escapes shop is an ideal base-camp from which all manner of adventures are launched. Inside you’ll find wildlife books and DVD’s,details of the courses we run, and - on most days .
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 restaurant boasts superb sea views which are unsurpassed for miles around.
We have an extensive menu and monthly specials that run along-side our “Farmers Feast Carvery” as well as some home-made meals for children
Situated in the heart of Dartmoor National Park the Old Inn is a famous and historic pub-restaurant.
Hunters Brewery, Ipplepen, is situated in the heart of the Teignbridge countryside, in Beautiful Devon.
The team at Crab Shack catch their own shellfish, so they know that it is truly sustainable and can tell you exactly where it is caught.
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.
A unique village Free house and 17th Century Inn offering a modern outlook on food from Head Chef, Andrew Storey and Chef Patron, Jerry English.