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The English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay, plays host to thousands of visitors, all of whom come for different reasons. With a variety of sporting events taking place throughout the year, it’s no surprise that many come to this spectacular setting to watch or take part in the sports they love.

From Hockey to Bowls

When it comes to sports events, Torquay and Paignton have well-facilitated venues that accommodate events on both land and sea. The regatta season is the high point of the maritime calendar, but there are plenty of events on land too. Every year Paignton hosts the Easter Hockey Festival where thousands of players descend to Goodrington to take part, and the popular English Riviera Dance Festival takes place at Paignton’s Palace Theatre. Torquay is the venue for the annual English Riviera Open Bowls Tournament., while June’s Torbay Half Marathon is a much more gruelling event that sees competitors race between Torquay and Paignton along the iconic seafront.

Football

Torquay United Football Club, a Football League 2 team, play their home matches at Plainmoor and the Devon Sharks, Torquay’s rugby league team, compete in the South Devon League.

For fun that the whole family can get involved in, check out the Babbacombe Festival. There you’ll find bowls matches, a display from the local cricket team and a traditional tug of war – all capped off with award-winning fish and chips from Hanbury’s Fish and Chips Restaurant.

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  1. Horse and Carriage Rides

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    Participatory Event

    Location

    TQ2 6XA, Torquay

    The Cockington Carriage Company is based in the historic village of Cockington, Torquay. This idyllic village is hidden in a deep valley just one mile from the bustle of Torquay. Cockington is easily accessible from the seafront by bus or car.

    Dates

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    18 Apr 2014To1 Dec 2014
  2. Dip in Style followed by Afternoon Tea -The Grand Hotel

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    Type

    Sporting

    Location

    Torquay

    Dip in Style followed by Afternoon Tea at the Grand Hotel.

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    22 May 2014To31 Dec 2014
  3. Dartmouth Royal Regatta

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    Type

    Festival

    Location

    Dartmouth

    The Regatta is based around a programme of rowing and sailing events, but also incorporates a busy programme of activities including air displays, fireworks, a large fair, and many other smaller events that happen in and around the town centre.

    Dates

    From:
    28 Aug 2014To30 Aug 2014
  4. Newton Abbot Racing Fixtures

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    Sporting

    Location

    Newton Abbot

    Newton Abbot is the leading summer jumping racecourse in the UK. Set in the rolling Devon countryside, you are guaranteed great racing and great fun. Whether you want to see top jump racing or just need a great business venue.

    Dates

    From:
    30 Aug 2014To30 Aug 2014
  5. Cowes - Torquay - Cowes

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    Sporting

    Location

    Torquay

    The Cowes -Torquay - Cowes powerboat race on 31st August 2014, is for UIM Marathon Class boats of varying engine capacity and hull length.

    For the best views, head down to Haldon Pier to be part of the action.

    Dates

    From:
    31 Aug 2014To31 Aug 2014
  6. Brixham Fish Market Tours 2014

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    Type

    Show/Display

    Location

    Brixham


     

    Brixham Fish Market tours – 2014

    Does your fish eating experience extend to just cod, haddock, salmon and mackerel? Then the Brixham Fish Market tour is for you, where you could see over 40 different types of fish at the auctions. Annually,...

    Dates

    From:
    3 Sep 2014To3 Sep 2014
  7. Torbay Sea Angling Festival 2014

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    Type

    Competition/Game

    Location

    English Riviera,

    Torbay Sea Angling Festival 2014 Annual Shore and Boat Event.
    8pm Friday 5th September to 8pm Sunday 14th September.
    Adult, Ladies, Visitors. Free entry for Juniors (under 16s)

    Dates

    From:
    5 Sep 2014To14 Sep 2014
  8. Feva Grand Prix Sailing Event

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    Type

    Sporting

    Location

    Torquay

    Feva Grand Prix Sailing Event
    6th - 7th September 2014

    Dates

    From:
    6 Sep 2014To7 Sep 2014
  9. Geopark Open Water Swim

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    Type

    Competition/Game

    Location

    Paignton

    The sheltered sea conditions of Torbay’s Geopark is the perfect location for Open Water swimming and there are two ‘Go Long’ distances, 3 or 5km to challenge anyone with a spirit of adventure.

    Dates

    From:
    7 Sep 2014To7 Sep 2014
  10. Newton Abbot Racing Fixtures

    Add Newton Abbot Racing Fixtures to your Itinerary

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    Sporting

    Location

    Newton Abbot

    Newton Abbot is the leading summer jumping racecourse in the UK. Set in the rolling Devon countryside, you are guaranteed great racing and great fun. Whether you want to see top jump racing or just need a great business venue.

    Dates

    From:
    8 Sep 2014To8 Sep 2014
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