New Year Breaks
The English Riviera on the south coast of Devon is a well known as a popular seaside resort in the summer, but it also has a lot to offer visitors in search of festive and New Year breaks.
Because of their unique micro-climate in a sheltered bay, the Riviera towns of Torquay, Brixham and Paignton (collectively known as Torbay) remain pleasantly mild even in the depths of winter. So when the rest of the UK is freezing, residents and visitors to South Devon are instead just chilling.
Unlike most resort towns, which tend to go into hibernation during the winter months until the spring and summer brings new influxes of tourists, Torbay stays busy all year round, making it a perfect UK destination for New Year breaks away from home.
Celebrating New Year in South Devon
In Torquay and Paignton, most clubs put on special fancy dress themed events for New Year, drawing in huge crowds of locals and visitors on their New Year breaks.
If you fancy something a little more relaxed meanwhile, many pubs in the area stay open late on New Year’s Eve, and put on buffet spreads and events such as karaoke.
If it’s romantic New Year breaks you’re looking for, south Devon will not disappoint. Winter strolls along the promenade offer lovers a perfect opportunity to relax in each other’s company and forget the rest of the world. The town of Brixham is a particularly romantic destination for New Year breaks, with its fishing harbour and marina overlooked by charming old fashioned cottages. In the evening, when the lights come on, it provides some unforgettable sights.
New Year Dining and Accommodation in Devon
The English Riviera also has a huge range of restaurants to choose from, ranging from the intimate to the grandiose, and many offer special seasonal deals. Hotels in the area meanwhile often have packages tailored specifically for New Year breaks, and include accommodation, dining and entertainment.
For more information on spending New Year in south Devon, and to find accommodation, simply continue to browse our website.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Ratingfrom 883 review(s)Hotel
Part of TLH Leisure Resort, Derwent Hotel guests enjoy an outstanding range of Leisure facilities, plus nightly dancing & entertainment. Level location, close to sea front & town centre. Informal atmosphere - ideal for couples & families.
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Close to the centre of Torquay town on Torbay Road. Waterfront location, built in 1820. One-time home of author Charles Kingsley.
TripAdvisor Traveller Ratingfrom 493 review(s)Hotel
Part of TLH Leisure Resort, guests can enjoy an outstanding leisure facilities, plus nightly dancing & entertainment. level location, close to sea front & town centre. Relaxing atmsophere - ideal for couples & families.
TripAdvisor Traveller Ratingfrom 385 review(s)Guest Accommodation Gold Star Award
The Meadfoot Bay is an award-winning family run guest house situated in the stunning conservation area of Meadfoot, just a stroll from Meadfoot Beach and a short walk from Torquay harbour.
TripAdvisor Traveller Ratingfrom 419 review(s)Hotel Award
Situated in the prime location on Paignton sea front, at the heart of the English Riviera, the Palace Hotel is directly adjacent to the town centre and only a few minutes away from the beach and harbour.
TripAdvisor Traveller Ratingfrom 455 review(s)Hotel
Part of TLH Leisure Resort, guests can enjoy outstanding leisure facilities, plus nightly dancing & entertainment. Level location, close to sea front & town centre. Relaxing atmosphere - ideal for couples & families. Dance holiday specialists.
TripAdvisor Traveller Ratingfrom 459 review(s)Hotel
Winner of Hotel of the Year, 2012 for the English Riviera and South Devon and Bronze Award in the Devon Tourism Awards 2012, Lincombe Hall Hotel is located just a few minutes walk from the harbour, upmarket restaurants and shops of Torquay.
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Harmony is a star rated Guest House on B&B basis with the quality you may expect from an AA 4 Star Guest Accommodation, with stunning decor in the rooms and comfortable modern surroundings.
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The Babbacombe Royal Hotel is situated on the picturesque Babbacombe Downs in Torquay, at the heart of the English Riviera. The hotel offers good value, quality accommodation, with most rooms overlooking the bay. With en-suite bathrooms, flat screen
TripAdvisor Traveller Ratingfrom 605 review(s)Guest Accommodation Gold Star Award
Debbie and Garry Midmer would like to welcome you to “The Shirley”, a beautiful stunning and elegant early Victorian Villa. We have eleven guest en-suite bedrooms and are situated in a really quiet location.