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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. The Agatha Christie Festival
    Every September, the English Riviera in Devon becomes a crime scene worth some serious investigation, as we celebrate the birthday of our most famous literary daughter.
  2. Torbay Pride
    Torbay Pride 2024, returns to Torquay on Saturday 7th September, this free one-day family event will take place on Torre Abbey Meadows Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 5DG.
  3. England's Seafood FEAST
    In September every year, England's Seafood Coast will play host to a feast for all the senses.
  4. Bay of Lights
    During winter, the English Riviera plays host to an exciting event: The Bay of Lights! Taking place throughout Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, the whole Bay will come alive with a flurry of illuminated events.

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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  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

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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…

Children's Week, Paignton Green, Paignton, Devon

FREE children's entertainment and family fun all on Paignton Green. Pay us a visit and enjoy the…

SUP English Riviera Championships

27/28th/29th September 2024, Torbay will host the first SUP championships as part of a 4 year plan…

The Agatha Christie Festival 2024

The programme can be viewed by carrying out a diary search via www.englishriviera.co.uk/whats-on…

SUP paddle boarders English Riviera. Great big paddle parade.

Head online and secure your launch location for the most EPIC coastal paddling experience on the…

Torbay Steam Fair, Churston, Near Brixham, Devon

Torbay Steam Fair is now one of the biggest events on the English Riviera events calendar and…

Bay of Lights Illumination Trail, part of Bay of Lights, Torquay, Devon

This year, the English Riviera will play host to an exciting event: The Bay of Lights! Taking place…

Fresh hake cooked for the Seafood FEAST, Brixham in Devon.

England’s Seafood FEAST England’s Seafood Coast will play host to a feast for all the senses for 2…

Carnival Week 2024

Paignton Festival is run by a small team of dedicated volunteers, who rely solely off donations…

Towns and villages

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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.

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