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10 Reasons Why The English Riviera Is A Dream Winter Destination!

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Calendar iconPosted 22nd Nov 2015

Set in the heart of the English Riviera, Beverley Holidays are perfectly positioned for getting involved in all the winter action in the run up to Christmas. Here’s our top 10 picks of winter wonders to enjoy during your stay in the bay.

1. Beach walks

English Riviera

It may be getting chilly but the beaches are fantastic to walk this time of the year. Make sure to wrap up warm and pop your wellies on before heading out to explore.

2. Coastal scenery

English Riviera

Likewise the scenery around the coast has some fantastic trails to be rambled this winter. The South West Coastal Path is England’s longest footpath and National Trail. However once broken up is easily manageable and offers breathtaking views.

3. Christmas markets

English Riviera Christmas markets

As we start to head in to December it can only mean one thing – Christmas markets! Arts and crafts, cooked meats, mulled wine. I for one can’t wait! The Christmas markets can be enjoyed in Totnes, Brixham and Cockington Court.

4. Santa Express Steam Train

English Riviera Steam Engine

Dartmouth Steam Railway’s Yuletide Trains are back on this Christmas! An amazing way to travel with an on board pantomime of Peter Pan.

5. Christmas shopping

English Riviera Christmas shopping

There is a wide array of shopping to be had in a short distance of Beverley Holidays. Whether you’re after a quirky gift shop in Dartmouth or Totnes or looking for the larger highstreet brands of Exeter and Torquay, South Devon has a little bit of everything to get that special someone the perfect gift.

6. Hot tub lodges

English Riviera Christmas hot tubs

Enjoy the amazing bay views in the comfort and luxury of one of our Platinum Hot Tub Lodges. Open all winter they are the perfect getaway for the whole family.

7. Christmas at Paignton Zoo

English Riviera Paignton Zoo

Santa Claus is coming to Paignton Zoo! Spend a day exploring the zoo and visiting all the animals before entering Santa’s Grotto where he will be giving out special Christmas goodie bags!

8. Boxing Day Dip

Boxing Day dip

Christmas Day is over but The English Rivera keeps on giving. The No. 200 (Torquay) Squadron Air Training Corps have organised an annual Boxing Day Dip for those brave enough. All proceeds go to Rowcroft Hospice and all participants and supporters should aim to arrive for 10.30am.

9. Let it be

Let it Be

Big Beatles fan? Who isn’t. Torquay’s Princess Theatre will be hosting the inspiring west end show Let It Be. Full to the brim with Beatles classics this is not one to miss!

10. Swashbuckling Pirate Adventure Trail


Torbay Coast and countryside trust are unravelling the mystery of Blackbeard’s clues to find the missing treasure and they need your help for a share of the booty. Grab your captains hat, eye patch and stuffed parrot and join the crew for a pirate adventure!

Beverley Holidays

The wealth of things to do this winter on The English Riviera can all be enjoyed from Beverley Holidays  in one of our holiday lodges or on one of our touring pitches.

To book and check availability go to: www.beverley-holidays.co.uk or you can email us on: info@beverley-holidays.co.uk and telephone us on: 01803 661961

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