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Sports & Leisure

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Many people who visit the English Riviera are impressed by the massive amount of things to do here. Of course you can just lie on the beach and enjoy the good weather, but if you fancy something more active, there are plenty of opportunities for Sports & Leisure on the English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay.  

Watersports and more

Watersports of all kinds are popular here, and the relatively warm sheltered waters make it ideal for beginners, as well as the more experienced. If you want to experience surfing, kayaking, jet skiing, sailing or scuba diving for the first time there are plenty of watersports centres on the English Riviera which can provide you with all the equipment and tuition you’ll need to have a great time.

But the action doesn’t just take place on the water, and there’s no shortage of sporting and leisure activities for landlubbers too. Why not try out quad biking in the beautiful South Devon countryside? Or over on Paignton seafront, check out the brand new Parkfield BMX Track which offers exhilarating fun for all ages. Of course, you can always enjoy an amble or ramble along the South West Coast Path.

Something for you, something for the kids

If you’d rather spend time working on your swing while the kids enjoy the faster-paced activities, you’ll be pleased to know there are several excellent golf courses in the area, as well as pitch and putt and crazy golf. Alternatively, head over to the bait shop and cast out at some of the English Riviera’s great fishing spots.

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  1. Attraction Accessibility on the English Riviera

    Attraction Accessibility on the English Riviera

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    Model/Miniature Village

    Location

    Torquay

    Visiting attractions on the English Riviera is now easier than ever with so many focusing on making access a priority so that a day out on the English Riviera is a day out to be enjoyed by all.

  2. Canoe the Coves

    Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Marine Wildlife Kayak Tours

    Add Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Marine Wildlife Kayak Tours to your Itinerary

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    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre

    Location

    Paignton

    Spend an unforgettable day on a kayak visiting the English Riviera's most beautiful wildlife spots. We will look out for seals, seabirds, peregrine falcons and cetaceans and spectacular geology. Suitable for all abilities.

  3. Access to Beaches on the English Riviera

    Access to Beaches on the English Riviera

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    Beach

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    Torquay

    With 3.3million visitors every year, the English Riviera is South Devon’s beautiful bay and one of the most popular holiday destinations in the country. With over 20 spectacular beaches, clean and calm waters, many of them are easy to access

  4. Global Geopark - Torquay

    Global Geopark - Torquay

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    Environmental Attraction

    Location

    Torquay

    In 2007 the English Riviera was designated a Global Geopark and is one of just 8 sites in the UK and Ireland to hold this special status.

  5. Torbay Velopark

    Torbay Velopark

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    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre

    Location

    Paignton

    The circuit is the only outdoor closed road circuit in Devon and Cornwall and can accommodate amateur and professional cycling and a range of other sporting activities. There are three different distance options that the Velopark offers:

  6. Snorkelling Group Excursions

    Snorkelling Group Excursions

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    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre

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    Goodrington, Paignton

    Spend a 3 hr session with our team of snorkelling instructors discovering the amazing marine life that lives in the bay. You will initially be kitted up with wetsuits and then given a lesson on the basics of using a snorkel;

  7. Catch and Cook

    Catch and Cook Group Excursions

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    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre

    Location

    Torquay

    Have you ever fancied catching your own dinner and then cooking it? Now's your chance to make like Bear Grylls on this brilliant group excursion.

  8. Riviera International Centre

    Riviera International Centre

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    Sport/Leisure Centre

    Location

    Torquay

    Within the Riviera International Centre you will find not just leisure facilities, but also dedicated function facilities able to look after every type of event, from dinners, weddings, concerts, parties, exhibitions, banquets and meetings to large c

  9. Indoor pool

    Grand Leisure Suite

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    Leisure/Swimming Pool

    Location

    Torquay

    The Grand Hotel offers an excellent standard of accommodation with breath-taking sea views. Adjacent to the train Station and Cricket and Rugby Clubs of Torquay.

  10. Watcombe Beach

    Watcombe Beach

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    Beach

    Location

    Torquay

    If you're looking for a pleasant, idyllic spot for somewhere to relax then Watcombe is the beach for you.

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