If you’re looking for beach holidays in the UK, then South Devon is well worth a closer look.
The English Riviera area, consisting of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, has over 22 miles of sandy beaches and beautiful coastline on the south coast of Devon. What it has that other similar destinations don’t is sub-tropical weather, due to a unique micro-climate and the sheltered position of Tor Bay.
Torquay and Paignton are traditional English seaside resorts and pull in large number of visitors every year. All of the beaches are clean and safe, and many feature extensive beachside amenities for all ages. Goodrington Sands near Paignton for instance, offers the use of beach huts, deck chair and sun lounger hire as well as places to hire pedalos.
To the north of Torquay, the village of Babbacombe offers some of the best beach holidays to be found in South Devon. Quieter than its more glitzy neighbour Babbacombe’s two beaches, Babbacombe and Oddicombe beach, lie beneath towering red sandstone cliffs covered in lush vegetation. Beach users can descend to the sands either by a steep cliff path, or they can make use of the famous Babbacombe Cliff Railway - one of very few remaining funicular railways in the UK.
Attractions and Things to Do
While South Devon offers some superb sun, sea and sand for beach holidays, it also has a lot more to do besides. Paignton Pier offers a range of family activities such as crazy golf and an amusement arcade, remaining true to the style of the traditional English seaside town. Pleasure cruises can be boarded at the harbour, while a little further out visitors can take a memorable ride aboard the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway.
Back in Babbacombe meanwhile, the model village there provides a miniature spectacle that both young and old can enjoy.
If you’re looking for beach holidays in Devon with a good nightlife, Torquay will keep you well entertained, with its numerous pubs, clubs and restaurants.
Booking Beach Holidays in Devon
For more information on the English Riviera and to find accommodation for your stay, simply continue to browse our website.
Search Results 63 products
Showing records 1 to 10.
- Self Catering
With its mild climate, the English Riviera on the south coast of Devon, is the perfect place to take a holiday at any time of the year, and in particular ‘Harbour Reach’ in the charming fishing town of Brixham.....
TripAdvisor Traveller Ratingfrom 31 review(s)
Stylish self catering holiday apartments open all year, in own grounds with pretty garden and heated swimming pool. On quiet road yet close to sea front, shops, restaurants, train and bus...
TripAdvisor Traveller Ratingfrom 509 review(s)Hotel
The Corbyn Head undoubtedly has one of the most enviable locations in Torquay; just a stones throw from the beaches and all major facilities.
TripAdvisor Traveller Ratingfrom 101 review(s)
Near seafront, shops and station. Free Wi-Fi.
Heated pool with all-weather cover. Car park.
Linen, towels, and electricity included. Central heating.
Dishwashers, washing machines, and DVD players.
Double, twin, family, and wheelchair access
TripAdvisor Traveller Ratingfrom 125 review(s)
Small family-run hotel. Car park central for beach, shops, conference centre. Short breaks and midweek bookings accepted.
TripAdvisor Traveller Ratingfrom 277 review(s)Guest Accommodation Award
The Tor Dean is a family run licensed establishment and Nicola & David extend a warm welcome to their guests....
TripAdvisor Traveller Ratingfrom 363 review(s)Hotel
Superbly situated in 3 acres of grounds on Paignton seafront. Superb sea views. Indoor leisure complex.
The ideal choice for those seeking a slightly quieter base in sunny South Devon, Beverley Bay boasts a lovely relaxed setting with stunning sea glimpses.
Home to an endless choice of holiday caravans, including a newly-launched dog-friendly caravan...
TripAdvisor Traveller Ratingfrom 278 review(s)
The Commodore is ideally situated on Paignton sea front, with rooms and a guest lounge over looking Paignton green, the pier and the sandy beach.
TripAdvisor Traveller Ratingfrom 152 review(s)Guest Accommodation
Kethla House B&B in Torquay is an attractive Victorian property that provides quality 4 star guest accommodation.