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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. Torre Abbey Sands Torquay

    Torre Abbey Sands Torquay

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    Beach

    Location

    Torquay

    This delectable beach is part of the English Riviera and it lives up to its name with its stunning sands, views and sunshine. This is the main beach for Torquay, being popular with holidaymakers from the surrounding hotels, day visitors and locals.

  2. 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.

  3. Paignton Sands

    Paignton Sands

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    Beach

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    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.

  4. Fishcombe Cove

    Fishcombe Cove

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    Beach

    Location

    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.

  5. Oddicombe Beach Torquay

    Oddicombe Beach Torquay

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    Beach

    Location

    Torquay

    This is a great beach for all ages! paddling for the young and a variety of watersports for the older and braver! Accessible via a steep road or you could take the amazing Babbabacombe Cliff Railway.

  6. Livermead Beach

    Livermead Beach

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    Beach

    Location

    Torquay

    Livermead Beach - Good access for water sports. Swimming not allowed in the water ski lane. No sand at high tide.

  7. Saltern cove

    Saltern Cove Paignton

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    Beach

    Location

    Paignton

    Saltern Cove is one of the SSSI designate site in the English Riviera Geopark and a Local Nature Reserve. Unique in Britain, this nature reserve extends underwater to a point 376 metres below the low water mark.

  8. 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.

  9. Shoalstone Pool Brixham

    Shoalstone Pool Brixham

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    Sub-Attraction

    Location

    Brixham

    Shoalstone Pool is a 53 metre sea water swimming Pool situated in a stunning position on Brixham sea front: one of only a few left in the country. It is built into a natural rock pool that in Victorian times was popular for bathing, and in 1896 two...

  10. 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

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