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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 Harbour & Marina

    Torquay Harbour & Marina

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    Sub-Attraction

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    Beacon Quay, Torquay

    Torquay Harbour has close links with the leisure and tourism industry acting as a base for many boat trips and watersports. In addition to this, it remains a fully operational working harbour and bustling port.

  2. Imperial Hotel, Torquay

    Imperial Hotel

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    Historic Site

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    Torquay

    The hotel provided the inspiration for the Majestic Hotel in two of Christie's novels - Peril at End House and The Body in the Library. In Sleeping Murder, Miss Marple's final case, the Imperial Hotel appears as itself.

  3. Maidencombe Beach

    Maidencombe Beach

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    Beach

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    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. Paignton

    Paignton

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    Paignton

    Famous for its long, sandy beaches, paddler-friendly waters and a colourful, bustling pier, Paignton remains a popular, traditional seaside resort.

  5. Torquay Museum

    Torquay Museum

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    Museum

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    Torquay

    Travel back through 400 million years of time at Torquay Museum – a hands-on family-friendly visitor attraction, with lots to see and do for children and adults alike.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. Fishcombe Cove

    Fishcombe Cove

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    Beach

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    Brixham

    Fishcombe Cove is ideal if you want to escape the crowds. Situated along the coast from Brixham, this small shingle beach is a quiet, peaceful little cove protected on all sides by tall red cliffs.

  10. Creative Torbay

    Creative Torbay

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    Arts Centre

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    CreativeTorbay.com is the hub for arts, events, and entertainment on the English Riviera.

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