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    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. From boat rides to discovering hidden gardens, here is a small selection of the things you can do in Torbay.
  2. If you are looking for what's on in Torquay, Paignton and Brixham look no further. Whatever time of year you visit the English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay, you’ll find lots going on. Whether you want to join the UK’s biggest gathering of pirates or you’re a super-sleuth fan in search of literary inspiration at the Agatha Christie Festival, there’s something for everyone. With thousands of events taking place across Tor Bay, Devon, it’s hard to pick just a few. Here’s a small slice of the action, but be sure to search through our what’s on pages to discover so much more.
  3. The English Riviera really stands apart from other UK destinations because of the incredible beaches that are on offer. But we don't just have amazing beaches to look at and spend your summer days by the seaside. We are also lucky enough to have a designated UNESCO Global Geopark because of the unique geological formations.
  4. Visiting the English Riviera for the first time? Take a look at our Top 10 list of ‘not to be missed’ things to do whilst you’re here.
  5. Pack your rucksacks, fill your flasks, dig out your walking boots and join us at the inaugural English Riviera Walking Festival between Sat 2 April – Sun 10 April 2022.
  6. As well as the stunning coastline and beautiful beaches, the English Riviera has endless options for family fun including underground caverns, a magnificent model village, a steam train, a world-class zoo, an historic funicular railway, an 800 year old Abbey, a huge waterpark, a historic pier, Agatha Christie’s famous riverside residence and much more.

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  1. Easily accessible from Devon’s English Riviera, Teignmouth and Shaldon are delightful coastal towns with plenty of character and are well worth a visit.
  2. Head for the National Nature Reserve at Dawlish Warren with its stunningly beautiful 1.5-mile long sand spit across the mouth of the Exe Estuary and visitor centre. A popular wildlife haven, it is noted for wildfowl and wading birds with thousands of birds coming to feed or to spend the winter here. There are over 600 different plants, many of which are rare species.
  3. Salcombe is located on a magnificent estuary with turquoise waters crammed with yachts and boats of all kinds. The atmosphere is buzzing in the summer months and decidedly ‘yachtie.’ There are glorious beaches where you can spend a memorable day just chilling and exploring.
  4. Picturesque Dartmouth is very much a ‘yachtie town’ where you’ll see all kinds of craft on the beautiful river. Stroll along the Embankment of this historic town with the distinctive Britannia Royal Naval College set proud on the hillside and you’ll lose count of the yachts, ferries, kayaks, motorboats, dinghies, paddleboards and many more waterborne craft.
  5. Sitting on its own estuary, Kingsbridge is a picturesque market town with a friendly atmosphere in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Not much else sings typical Devon countryside quite like Kingsbridge and the surrounding area.
  6. Dartmoor National Park is just an hour’s drive from the English Riviera with the new South Devon Highway making day trips easy. Dartmoor is a stunningly beautiful ancient landscape with deep wooded valleys, fast flowing rivers, rolling hills, towering rock formations (called tors) and rugged landscapes.
  7. Exeter is a cosmopolitan city with an ancient history, located on the River Exe. A visit here makes the perfect day trip when you’re staying on Devon’s English Riviera with the new South Devon Highway reducing the travel time to just 40 minutes. You’ll love beautiful Cathedral Green and the lively Quayside.
  8. Stunning Plymouth has played a legendary role throughout history. Sir Francis Drake famously played bowls here while waiting for the Spanish Armada and the Mayflower set sail for the New World with the Pilgrim Fathers. With one of the very finest deep-water harbours in the country, Devon’s Plymouth is home to the largest naval base in Western Europe.
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