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English Riviera Attractions

The English Riviera attracts visitors from around the world who are looking to experience a unique blend of stunning scenery, family entertainment and action-packed fun.

There are plenty of things to do in the English Riviera for families, groups and couples of all ages. Whether looking for outdoor pursuits, a touch of history or fun-filled attractions, days out on the English Riviera will create lifelong and treasured memories for all the family.

Get active

With over 22 miles of coastline, visitors can’t escape the wealth of coastal and maritime pursuits that are available to them. From boat trips, fishing and sailing to Torquay’s more exhilarating beachfront watersports, adventure-seekers will revel in the superb selection of activities on offer. Away from the water, there is still plenty to do with an array of walking routes, cycling paths and spectacular gardens showcasing the fauna and flora that the English Riviera is renowned for.

Places to Go

Not just a seaside resort, days out on the English Riviera can also be filled with trips to the many exciting and fun-packed attractions. Treat the kids to a day out at Paignton Zoo, home to thousands of animals and acres of activities or visit Splashdown@Quaywest for some wet and wild fun. For a more educational expedition there are various attractions to be found, including the Geo Park which displays historical findings including the earliest human remains or discover more about the world's most famous mystery and crime writer, Agatha Christie who grew up in Torquay.

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  1. Saltern cove

    Saltern Cove Paignton

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    Beach

    Location

    Paignton

    Saltern Cove is one of the SSSI designate site in the English Riviera Geopark and a Local Nature Reserve. Unique in Britain, this nature reserve extends underwater to a point 376 metres below the low water mark.

  2. Occombe Farm

    Occombe Farm

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    Farm

    Location

    Paignton


    An organic farm on the edge of Marldon, South Devon. Includes a 2km easy-access nature trail, education centre, award-winning farm shop and cafe featuring the local food, and an in-house organic butchery and organic artisan bakery. Open to the...

  3. Shoalstone Beach

    Shoalstone Beach

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    Beach

    Location

    Brixham

    Along the coast from the busy fishing harbour of Brixham is Shoalstone Beach. This isn’t just a shingle beach, but has a sea water swimming pool too, so still plenty of activities to keep everyone happy.

  4. Occombe Farm Paignton - Visitor Information Point

    Occombe Farm Paignton - Visitor Information Point

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    Farm

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    Paignton

    Enjoy a real taste of Devon in the Occombe Farm Cafe, discover wildlife on the nature trail, visit the garden for inspirational fruit and veg growing ideas and walk around the working farm.

  5. Torre Abbey Gardens

    Torre Abbey Gardens

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    Garden

    Location

    Torquay

    Do not touch! is the warning for all visitors to the Potent Plants Garden at Torre Abbey. Discover a world of poisons, antidotes and remedies in the serene setting of the Abbey grounds.

  6. House of Marbles

    House of Marbles

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    Shop/Shopping Centre

    Location

    Newton Abbot

    With a nod to the past and an eye on the future.. Welcome to House of Marbles
    At House of Marbles and Teign Valley Glass we have been manufacturing our unusual range of games, toys, marbles and glassware since 1973.

  7. Land Train

    Torquay Land Train

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    Sightseeing

    Location

    Torquay

    The Torquay Land Train is a fun way to get around Torquay for all ages! Further information can be found on www.torquaylandtrain.co.uk.

  8. Global Geopark - Torquay

    Global Geopark - Torquay

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    Environmental Attraction

    Location

    Torquay

    In 2007 the English Riviera was designated a Global Geopark and is one of just 8 sites in the UK and Ireland to hold this special status.

  9. Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust

    Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust

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    Country Park/Nature Reserve

    Location

    Torquay

    We are a local, independent charity dedicated to looking after some of Torbay's most important wildlife and heritage sites. Our aims are to protect land, conserve nature and strengthen the bonds between the people and the natural world of Torbay.

  10. Greenway Ferry and Pleasure Cruises - Torquay

    Greenway Ferry and Pleasure Cruises - Torquay

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    Boat Trip

    Location

    Torquay

    Greenway Ferry & Pleasure Cruises offer a wide range of family trips which start in the English Riviera ports of Torquay and Brixham.

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