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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.

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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. Boat Trips

    Boat Trips - Paignton

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    Boat Trip

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    Paignton

    A boat trip is the perfect way to experience the English Riviera from one of its best vantage points - the sea! Whether you're looking for a sight-seeing trip, fishing excursion or simply to cross the bay on a ferry, you'll find it all here.

  2. Babbacombe Theatre

    Babbacombe Theatre

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    Theatre

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    Torquay

    Variety shows, cabaret, stand-up, and concerts - all here at the brilliant Babbacombe Theatre.

  3. Torre Abbey Gardens

    Torre Abbey Gardens

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    Garden

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    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.

  4. Oldway Mansion - Home of Isaac Singer

    Blue Plaque Heritage Trail

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    History & Heritage

    Wherever you go on the English Riviera, you’ll find plaques that recognise some of the greatest figures in British history.

  5. Torquay

    Torquay

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    Torquay

    Torquay has been one of the UK's top holiday destinations since Victorian Times when the gentry promenaded, bathing huts were wheeled down the beaches and anyone who was anyone had an attractive villa overlooking the sea.

  6. Agatha Christie Bust

    Agatha Christie Bust Torquay

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    History & Heritage

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    Torquay

    Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and the English Riviera celebrated her centenary in 1990 with the creation of a hand-crafted bronze bust in her likeness.

  7. Beacon Cove

    Beacon Cove

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    Beach

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    Torquay

    Beacon Cove is a perfect haven away from the main beach of Torquay, close to Living Coasts, a part of the award winning Paignton Zoo.

    There is a small promenade above a tiny shingle beach and its sheltered position makes it a warm sunny spot even

  8. Dartmouth Day Cruise (From Torquay)

    Dartmouth Day Cruise (From Torquay)

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    Boat Trip

    Dartmouth Day Cruise - an exciting day adventure to the lovely historic Port of Dartmouth. Cruising EVERY DAY from 1st April to 31st October.

  9. Unique Devon Tours

    Unique Devon Tours

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    Walking Tour

    Location

    Newton Abbot

    Owned and run by local expert Alex Graeme, Unique Devon Tours organises fascinating and entertaining holidays for small groups in this beautiful and intriguing area of England, making the most of the wonderful array of activities

  10. Churston Cove

    Churston Cove

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    Beach

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    Brixham

    Churston Cove is one of the many excellent beaches to be found on the English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay. A secluded cove accessed via a long, steep path, this is a real sanctuary of peace and calm.

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