Things to Do

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About the English Riviera

Stretching along 22 miles of unspoilt and spectacular coastline and covering the three unique towns of Paignton, Brixham and Torquay, the English Riviera offers holidaymakers an abundance of stunning scenery, fantastic family attractions, fun-packed events and around-the-clock entertainment, making it the perfect family destination at any time of the year.

Things to do

From waterside action, fun-filled family trips and historical walks, the English Riviera has a great range of things to do for all the family. Enjoy exhilarating water sports and maritime activities including boat trips, deep sea fishing, kite-surfing and sailing. If you’re looking for lively entertainment there is a great variety of events along the waterfront, from vibrant beer festivals and live music events to top-class sailing competitions and Agatha Christie themed revelries. To get away from the hustle and bustle there are hundreds of coastal walks and cycle routes to choose from, leading you to a treasure-trove of remote and breathtaking surroundings.

Places to go

Spanning across the English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay, are countless attractions and fascinating sites to suit families and visitors of all ages. Explore the Global Geo Park sites to discover tales of the area’s drowned forests, sabre-tooth tigers and the earliest human remains. Ideal for the kids, Paignton Zoo is an absolute must-see with thousands of animals, a range of habitats and acres of activities. Alternatively, use your time to relax and soak up the laid back atmosphere of one of the many picturesque villages or the bustling waterfront and its glorious beaches.

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