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  1. Things to Do
    Find the best things to do in Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. What makes your perfect holiday? If it’s the chance to see and try new things you’ll be spoilt for choice for things to do on the English Riviera in South Devon.
  2. Top 10 Beaches
    The English Riviera really stands apart from other UK destinations because of the incredible beaches that are on offer. Use this guide to explore our Top 10 Beaches.
  3. Agatha Christie
    Dame Agatha Christie, known throughout the world as the ‘Queen of Crime’, is a literary genius, was born in Torquay and remained on the English Riviera for much of her life.
  4. UNESCO Global Geopark
    With our rich geological history and diverse landscapes, the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in the natural world.

Major Events in 2024

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  1. Pirate Festival
    The annual Brixham Pirate Festival, held in Brixham, Devon takes place over the Early May Bank Holiday weekend, is a swashbuckling mix of seaside shenanigans and pirate-themed fun for all the family.
  2. English Riviera Airshow
    The spectacular English Riviera Airshow will return on 1st-2nd June, 2024. Make a weekend of it and stay over to explore all that the English Riviera has to offer during this fabulous weekend.
  3. English Riviera Walking Festival
    From 4th-19th May 2024, the English Riviera Walking Festival will take over the Bay once more. Join us as we discover the hidden treasures from local guides in South Devon.
  4. Geopark Festival
    The Geopark Festival is taking place around the Bay from 25th - 31st May 2024. This week-long festival allows you to get under the surface of the Geopark, discovering the essence of the English Riviera, our culture and our history.

Travel Information

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  1. One of the great things about taking a holiday at home in the UK is the time (and money) you can save on travelling.
  2. Accessible entrance to the English Riviera Visitor Information Centre on Torquay harbourside, Torquay, Devon
    The English Riviera Visitor Information Centre offers a range of services including a good range of Devon information leaflets, brochures and maps, plus information on local events, theatres and visitor attraction information, accommodation booking, theatre and event tickets.
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    Something for

    Every Season

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    1. Spring in South Devon is particularly beautiful, when the countryside bursts into a vibrant tapestry of many vivid colours.
    2. You don't need to travel abroad to find sun, sand and surf. It's a lot less stressful and much easier on the pocket to visit the English Riviera.
    3. The leaves change into their glorious jewel-like colours and our cosy pubs and restaurants offer snug shelter from the autumn weather.
    4. Enjoy our almost uninhabited award-winning beaches, magical woodland walks, beautifully landscaped parks & rugged cliffs.

    We have so many

    Events all year

    Highlights

    Electric Bay Festival, Torre Abbey, Torquay, Devon

    Electric Bay is a game changing music weekender situated on Torquay's historic seafront. This…

    A group of people walking along the South West Coast Path between Paignton and Brixham.

    Pack your rucksacks, fill your flasks, dig out your walking boots and join us at the English…

    Red Arrows display at the English Riviera Airshow, Paignton, Devon

    The naturally inspiring sky of the English Riviera is ready to host the Bays flagship event. The…

    Brixham Pirate Festival. Brixham, Devon

    The annual Brixham Pirate Festival, with a crew made up of first-time brigands and buccaneers, held…

    Torbay Pride, Torre Abbey Meadows, Torquay, Devon

    Back from more in 2024! Torbay Pride will be hosting a weekend of inclusive family fun from Friday…

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    1. With its iconic palm trees, busy harbour, international marina, sandy beach and wonderful array of continental style cafes, restaurants and cocktail bars.
    2. Plenty to see and do in and around Paignton
      One of the brightest jewels in the English Riviera's crown, you are met with the welcoming sight of its long stretch of beautiful and easily accessible beachfront and traditional pier.
    3. Brixham is a colourful fishing port in Devon on England's South West coast.
      Brixham has been the centre of the area's fishing industry for centuries. You can find out more about the town's maritime past at the Brixham heritage Museum.
    4. The delightful gardens at Babbacombe Downs have attained the prestigious Green Flag award, an international accolade recognizing the high environmental standards.
    5. Cockington Court country park is located in Torquay and is famous for its beautiful countryside walks, gardens and thatched cottages.
      Take a walk back in time along Cockington’s narrow lanes, lined with thatched houses and you’ll experience a quiet charm that is quintessentially English.
    6. Kids having fun at Goodrington beach.
      Glorious Goodrington is set in a wonderfully attractive, sheltered bay and has a beautiful long, sandy beach, offering the best of Devon seaside fun.

    With 22 miles of

    coastline and 20 beaches on offer, 

    there's something 

    for everyone!