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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. OurGlass

    OurGlass

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    Craft Centre

    Location

    Cockington Village, TORQUAY

    OurGlass produce an innovative range of studio glass using traditional glassblowing methods. The workshop is open every day, all year round and is free admission. You can watch the work being created up-close... and ask any questions you may have

  2. Bygones Torquay

    Bygones Torquay

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    Heritage/Visitor Centre

    Location

    Torquay

    Life-size Victorian exhibition street with period rooms. Large Hornby railway layouts, medals and militaria. Illuminated 'fantasyland'. Open all year.

  3. Maidencombe Beach

    Maidencombe Beach

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    Beach

    Location

    Torquay

    If you’re looking for a quiet haven to spend the day, Maidencombe Beach is the perfect retreat. Far removed from amusement arcades and water parks, Maidencombe Beach is about one thing: relaxing.

  4. Geopark Playpark

    Geoplay Park Paignton

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    Adventure Park/Playground

    Location

    Paignton

    Great free attraction on Paignton seafront.
    The park is designed around the English Riviera’s geological history. The toddler area represents the Devonian Period when the area was south of the equator and under tropical coral seas.

  5. Burgh Island

    Burgh Island

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    Natural Feature

    Location

    Bigbury on Sea

    An icon of the South Devon coast and inspiration for Agatha Christie's novels.

  6. Geopark Trails

    English Riviera Geopark Trails

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    Historic Site

    Location

    Torquay

    Come and visit the English Riviera Geopark! 400 Million years of unique geology all within the 22 miles of coastline. From Berry Head to Hopes Nose and beyond there is so much to see and do for all ages!

  7. Coleton Fishacre

    National Trust - Coleton Fishacre

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    Historic House/Palace

    Location

    Kingswear, Dartmouth

    Travel back in time to the Jazz Age at the country home of the D'Oyly Carte family. You can lose yourself in the magical 12-hectare (30-acre) garden: viewpoints give enticing glimpses out to sea, paths weave through glades past tranquil ponds.

  8. Hannahs at Seale-Hayne

    Hannahs at Seale-Hayne

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    Historic House/Palace

    Location

    Newton Abbot

    A Unique Destination...
    Hannahs at Seale-Hayne is set within 90 acres of spectacular Devon countryside, with plenty to entertain all ages.

  9. Aztec spa torquay

    Aztec Spa

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    Spa

    Location

    Torquay

    Step into another world and give yourself up to the tranquil surroundings of the Aztec Spa at TLH Leisure Resort. Indulge yourself in pure pampering to relax and refresh mind, body and soul.
    We offer a range of therapies and treatments from top spa

  10. Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company

    Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company

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    Steam Railway

    Location

    Paignton

    Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway from Paignton is the holiday line with steam trains running for seven miles in Great Western tradition along the spectacular Torbay coast to Churston and through the wooded slopes bordering the Dart estuary to Kin

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