Sports & Leisure

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. Outdoor Bowls

    Outdoor Bowls

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    Bowling

    Location

    Torquay

    Outdoor bowling green situated on Torquay Seafront, visitors welcome

  2. 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:

  3. Grosvenor Hotel Leisure

    Grosvenor Hotel Leisure

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    Type

    Leisure/Swimming Pool

    Location

    Torquay

    We offer one of the most relaxing environments in Torquay, unwind and relax with our lovely gardens and great views of the sea. We also have excellent leisure facilities including 2 pools, a well-equipped gym, a sauna and a hot tub.

  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. Lansdowne Dance Centre

    Lansdowne Dance Centre

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    Type

    Dancing

    Location

    Torquay

    Dance centre providing lessons for adults and children in salsa and latin dancing, rock 'n' roll, disco freestyle, ballroom and much much more.

  6. Temple Health and Beauty at the Palace Hotel Paignton

    Temple Health and Beauty at the Palace Hotel Paignton

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    Hotel Spa

    Location

    Paignton

    Whether you are looking for total relaxation, an opportunity to burn off some calories in the gym or indulge by treating yourself to some pampering beauty treatments, our luxury health suite provides the perfect retreat.

  7. Torre Abbey Gardens

    Torre Abbey Gardens

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    Garden

    Location

    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.

  8. Catch and Cook

    Catch and Cook Group Excursions

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    Type

    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.

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    Walking Holidays at The Cary Arms

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    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre

    Location

    Torquay

    WALKING HOLIDAYS

    Situated on the South West Coastal Path The Cary Arms is the perfect
    location to enjoy a walking holiday throughout the year. Suggested
    walks available from the front door and a drying room provided.

  10. Watcombe Beach

    Watcombe Beach

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    Type

    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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