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Welcome to the English Riviera
With 22 miles of coastline and 20 beaches on offer, there’s something for everyone
The warmest of welcomes awaits you on the English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful coastline. Surrounded by stunning coast and countryside, Torquay, Babbacombe, Cockington, Paignton, Goodrington and Brixham offer fantastic year round holidays with lots of things to do for everyone!
A Beach Holiday and So Much More
The English Riviera may be most famous for its award winning sandy beaches and exotic palm trees, but has much more to offer than just seaside holidays. The English Riviera has a great choice of indoor and outdoor attractions and is a designated UNESCO Global Geopark. Getting out on the water is what our visitors love to do, and there is a great selection of watersports and boat trips.
The Perfect Place to Stay
As one of the country’s most popular holiday destinations, there’s no shortage of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets, including a growing choice of award winning hotels, bed and breakfasts and quality self catering establishments.
A Year Round Events Programme
The English Riviera offers a packed diary of events throughout the year. There are many attractions, things to do and events that centre around Agatha Christie, Torquay’s most famous resident, including the annual Agatha Christie Festival, as well as the world-famous Brixham Pirate Festival and England’s Seafood FEAST.
A Gastronomic Delight
On what is now known as England’s Seafood Coast, the English Riviera is a haven of food and drink, and whether you are looking to grab a quick bite, or a Michelin starred restaurant for that special occasion, you will find everything in our little corner of Devon to suit your palate and budget.