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The English Riviera; South Devon's Beautiful Bay

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Torquay Tourist Information Centre
Vaughan Parade
Torquay, Devon
01803 211211

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Anita Newcombe
English Riviera Tourism Company
Vaughan Parade
Torquay, Devon

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English Riviera Tourism Company
Vaughan Parade
Torquay, Devon
01803 211211


When it comes to the Great British seaside holiday, Torquay, Babbacombe Bay, Paignton and Brixham are the complete package. The birthplace of Agatha Christie, you can enjoy fantastic days out at any time of year with so much to see and do.

What's on Offer


The English Riviera has lots of award-winning beaches and fantastic attractions for all the family. Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Global Geopark and an endless variety of water activities from fishing trips to kayaking adventures.

Places to Visit

Zoos and Environmental Parks
Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves
Babbacombe Model Village
Cliff Railway
National Trust Properties
Country Park
Beautiful Gardens
Agatha Christie's Riviera
English Riviera Global Geopark
Steam Railway
Paignton Pier
Drake's Golden Hind Replica
Fish Market Tours
Nature Reserve
Coast Path
Boat Trips


With one of the most vibrant events and festivals programme in the South West, fantastic theatres and shows plus great nightlife, there really is something for all ages in South Devon's Beautiful Bay.


Whether you have a family or are holidaying with friends, there’s the chance to indulge in a little retail therapy. Choose from a range of big-name department stores to smaller, independent retailers.

Eating Out

There is a wide range of eating out options, from firm family favourites to a mix of international cuisine and world class dining. From Michelin starred restaurants to freshly caught fish and chunky chips, the choice is as wide as the bay itself!

Recreation & Sport

The English Riviera is unbeatable for water sports - windsurfing, sea-fishing, diving, and sailing. Cross Bay ferries and pleasure boats operate daily during the summer from Torquay and Brixham. On dry land enjoy golf, bowling, tennis, coastal walks and much more.

Holiday & Activity Centres

Parkfield is a multi-million pound activity centre on Paignton seafront with skate and BMX parks, climbing walls, media suite, sports hall, theatre and chill out zone.

Conference & Business Facilities

The Riviera International Conference Centre has a stunning range of facilities and can host events from 10 to 1,500 delegates.


There’s no shortage of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets ranging from luxury hotels to charming Bed and Breakfasts and quality self catering establishments.

Getting There


From the end of the M5 at Exeter, take A380 into the resort. National Express coaches stop in all three towns.


Great Western, South West Trains and Wessex Trains all have regular services into Torquay and Paignton. Virgin Cross Country Routes call at Newton Abbot with easy connections to Torquay and Paignton.


Our nearest ferry port is Plymouth.


Exeter Airport (45 minutes) has regular flights from both UK and European cities.