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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. Broadsands Beach Paignton

    Broadsands Beach Paignton

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    Beach

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    Paignton


     

    In between Paignton and Brixham is Broadsands on the English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay. With a long sandy beach the whole family can enjoy, you can make sandcastles for a couple of hours and then paddle in the calm sea. There’s also...

  2. Agatha Christie Blue Plaque

    Ashfield

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    Historic Site

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    Torquay

    A Blue Plaque on Barton Road, Torquay, marks the spot of Ashfield, Agatha Christie's childhood home.

  3. 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

  4. National Trust - High Cross House

    National Trust - High Cross House

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    Historic House/Palace

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    Totnes

    One of the country’s greatest Modernist houses - High Cross House at Dartington in Devon – opened under National Trust management in March 2012.

    This stunning house in the International Modern style was designed by Swiss-American architect Wil

  5. Little Theatre Torquay

    The Little Theatre Torquay

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    Theatre

    Location

    Torquay

    The Little Theatre promises to be a great night out with something to entertain everyone, from well-known classics, thrillers & comedies to ground-breaking works which offer challenges to audiences & performers alike.

  6. National Trust - Bradley Manor

    National Trust - Bradley Manor

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    Historic House/Palace

    Location

    Newton Abbot

    Unspoilt and fascinating medieval manor house, still a relaxed family home, in a green haven of riverside meadows and woodland.

  7. Palace Theatre

    Palace Theatre Paignton

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    Theatre

    Location

    Paignton

    Welcome to The Palace Theatre... the true community theatre for Torbay, in the heart of Paignton.

  8. Paignton Sands

    Paignton Sands

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    Beach

    Location

    Paignton

    Paignton Beach offers the ultimate family day out at the seaside. With a sandy beach, safe swimming and a whole host of activities to enjoy, this promises to be a fun day out for all the family.

  9. Brixham Heritage Museum

    Brixham Heritage Museum

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    Museum

    Location

    New Road, Brixham

    Housed in the old Brixham police station, Brixham Heritage Museum provides an intriguing place to visit for all the family with a rich collection of exhibits.

  10. St Mary's Bay

    St Mary's Bay

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    Beach

    Location

    Brixham

    St Mary’s Bay is a delightful secluded sandy beach with interesting rock formations and surrounding cliffs, just off the South West Coast Path.

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