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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. 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.

  2. Breakwater Beach - Torbay

    Breakwater Beach

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    Beach

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    Brixham

    Close to the mouth of Brixham harbour is Breakwater Beach, one of the cleanest beaches on the
    English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay. Not only is it a Blue Flag beach, but it has a Seaside Award
    and been recommended by the Good Beach Guide.

  3. Golden Hind Museum Ship

    Golden Hind Museum Ship

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    Historic Ship

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    Brixham

    The Golden Hind at Brixham is a full sized replica of one of the most iconic ships from the age of exploration. The Ship has been a feature of picturesque Brixham harbour for over fifty years, entertaining and educating thousands of visitors during t

  4. Splashdown Quaywest Paignton

    Splashdown Quaywest Paignton

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    Leisure/Swimming Pool

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    Paignton

    Enjoy the wettest and wildest fun at the UK's largest outdoor water park. Choose from 8 different flumes, including the Devils's Drop our signature ride.

    Splashdown Quaywest is the wettest, wildest attraction on the English Riviera.  Great fun wate

  5. Brixham Breakwater

    Brixham Breakwater

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    Pier

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    Brixham

    Protecting Brixham Harbour is the massive structure of Brixham Breakwater, stretching for half a mile offshore. It's a pleasant walk along the length, and from the far end you gain a very different perspective of the harbour and town.

  6. Greenway Shuttle Bus from Churston Station

    Greenway Shuttle Bus from Churston Station

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    Bus/Coach Tour

    Location

    Brixham

    Running from Churston Station (FREE with valid train ticket, otherwise £3.50 return. Daily except Fridays 28th March to 1st November)
    Modern low level bus from Churston Station to the turning bay before NT land

  7. Preston Sands Paignton

    Preston Sands Paignton

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    Beach

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    Paignton

    A short walk from Paignton is Preston Sands, a great family beach. On this safe, clean beach you can sunbathe, swim or make castles in the sand, or why not grab a fishing net and explore the rock pools at low tide?

  8. Cockington Court

    Cockington Court Craft Centre Torquay

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    Arts Centre

    Location

    Torquay

    At the heart of Cockington Village lies Cockington Court, a manor house with roots in medieval times, surrounded by acres of pretty country park. Today, the court is a hub for arts and crafts.

  9. Corbyn Head

    Corbyn Sands/Corbyn Head

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    Beach

    Location

    Torquay

    Corbyn Sands is one of Torquay’s closest beaches, and lies just south of Torre Abbey Sands. It’s a sand and shingle beach with a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere, but still with the convenience of being close to the busy town of Torquay.

  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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