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  1. Add Kingswear Castle Paddle Steamer to your Itinerary

    Kingswear Castle Paddle Steamer

    Dartmouth

    The paddle steamer Kingswear Castle is the last remaining coal-fired paddle steamer in operation in the UK today.

  2. Add Youngs Park to your Itinerary

    Youngs Park

    Paignton

    Goodrington’s Youngs Park is a natural habitat for swans, geese and wild birds and is perfect for family picnics with children of all ages plus the family dog. Enjoy the Boating Lake (where model boat enthusiasts are often launching their…

  3. Add Fishcombe Cove to your Itinerary

    Fishcombe Cove

    Brixham

    Fishcombe Cove is ideal if you want to escape the crowds. Situated along the coast from Brixham, this small shingle beach is a quiet, peaceful little cove protected on all sides by tall red cliffs.

  4. Add Watcombe Beach to your Itinerary

    Watcombe Beach

    Torquay

    If you're looking for a pleasant, idyllic spot for somewhere to relax then Watcombe is the beach for you.

  5. Add Hollicombe Beach Paignton to your Itinerary

    Hollicombe Beach Paignton

    Paignton

    Hollicombe Beach, sits between Torquay and Paignton. With its distinctive red sand backed by tall cliffs it’s a sunbather’s paradise, and there’s a slipway to the beach giving easy access for people of all abilities.

  6. Add Preston Sands Paignton to your Itinerary

    Preston Sands Paignton

    Paignton

    A short walk from Paignton is Preston Sands, a great family beach. On this safe, clean beach you can sunbathe, swim or make castles in the sand, or why not grab a fishing net and explore the rock pools at low tide?

  7. Add Babbacombe Beach Torquay to your Itinerary

    Babbacombe Beach Torquay

    Torquay

    East of Torquay lies Babbacombe Beach. A beautiful arc of shingle beach, this unspoilt coastline is a haven of tranquillity, gorgeous views and calm, clean waters where you can relax and soak up the atmosphere.

  8. Add Battery Gardens Museum to your Itinerary

    Battery Gardens Museum

    Brixham

    Not only does Battery Gardens boast one of the most panoramic views in the bay, it is also a Scheduled Monument and World War II Coastal Defence Battery.

  9. Add Ansteys Cove Torquay to your Itinerary

    Ansteys Cove Torquay

    Torquay

    Between Torquay and Babbacombe sits Anstey’s Cove. Quiet, peaceful and incredibly beautiful, this small shingle beach is the place to come if you want to escape the crowds.

  10. Add Babbacombe Downs to your Itinerary

    Babbacombe Downs

    Torquay

    Beautiful Babbacombe Downs has the highest cliff top promenade in England, and on a clear day you can see right across to Portland Bill in Dorset.

  11. Add Rose Garden - Cockington to your Itinerary

    Rose Garden - Cockington

    Torquay

    Behind the Manor House within Cockington Country Park, you will find the peaceful Tudor Rose Garden (managed by Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust) and also the Walled Art Garden (managed by TDA), which is currently undergoing a transformation into…

  12. Add Maidencombe Beach to your Itinerary

    Maidencombe Beach

    Torquay

    If you’re looking for a quiet haven to spend the day, Maidencombe Beach is the perfect retreat. Far removed from amusement arcades and water parks, Maidencombe Beach is about one thing: relaxing.

  13. Add Churston Cove to your Itinerary

    Churston Cove

    Brixham

    Churston Cove is one of the many excellent beaches to be found on the English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay. A secluded cove accessed via a long, steep path, this is a real sanctuary of peace and calm.

  14. Add Agatha Christie Mile to your Itinerary

    Agatha Christie Mile

    Torquay

    Drift back into the style and opulence of the Jazz Age as you retrace the steps of the world’s best-selling author along Torquay’s seafront.

  15. Add The Real Crime Museum to your Itinerary

    The Real Crime Museum

    TORQUAY

    The Real Crime Museum is a fascinating attraction based on the harbour in Torquay. If you are interested in crime, you will love the exhibits they have on show. They include gangsters, bank robberies, forensics, police memorabilia, prison service…

  16. Add Meadfoot Beach to your Itinerary

    Meadfoot Beach

    Torquay

    A mile from Torquay harbour and in a stunning location at the bottom of a row of imposing cliffs. Grab a deckchair and enjoy the sound of the sea lapping against the shore, or wander along the promenade lined with a colourful row of beach chalets.

  17. Add Berry Head Nature Reserve to your Itinerary

    Berry Head Nature Reserve

    Brixham

    Berry Head National Nature Reserve guards the southern half of Tor Bay. One of the main gateways to the English Riviera Global Geopark, it is an internationally-acclaimed heritage site, home to a fascinating variety of wildlife and history, with…

  18. Add Torre Abbey Meadows to your Itinerary

    Torre Abbey Meadows

    Torquay

    Abbey Meadows and Gardens is situated on Torquay Seafront. The meadow is a large open space used by all for events and picnics. The park itself is host to a range of activities, such as tennis and crazy golf; it also houses the Italian Gardens with…

  19. Add Global Geopark - Babbacombe to your Itinerary

    Global Geopark - Babbacombe

    Bababcombe

    In 2007 the English Riviera was designated a Global Geopark and is one of just 7 sites in the UK and Ireland to hold this special status.

  20. Add Creative Torbay to your Itinerary

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    CreativeTorbay.com is the hub for arts, events, and entertainment on the English Riviera.

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