Top 5 Hidden Gems In The English Riviera

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Calendar iconPosted 13th Apr 2019

As the winter turns into spring, we start to see flowers blooming and more bright blue skies – a perfect time to enjoy outdoor activities and lovely coastal walks in sunny South Devon.

A beautiful and relaxing stay at our holiday park in Paignton is awaiting for you. Take a look at our top 5 hidden gems of the English Riviera below:

1. Elberry Cove

Close to Paignton, Elberry Cove is a small inlet with a small pebble beach. You can relax without being disturbed by noisy crowds or amusement arcades and is the designated beach for water skiing.

The beach can only be accessed on foot, so if you have the car with you, park at Broadsands Beach and take a stroll along the coastal path. At one end of the beach you’ll find the remains of Lord Churston’s bathhouse, a romantic 18th century ruin.


2. Three Degrees West

With a little trip down to Oddicombe beach with using the fantastic Cliff Railway in Babbacombe, you can make your way over to Three Degrees West.

This quaint bar and bistro have something for everyone with our fabulous cakes, great tapas selection, plenty of sandwiches, pasta, burgers, and a delicious array of breakfast options to enjoy while the sun rises over beautiful Babbacombe Bay.

For more information, please visit the Three Degrees West website.

Three Degrees West

3. Salcombe Paddle Boarding

If you would like to go a little further afield, Salcombe is the perfect day trip with its beautiful beach and town, along with some fantastic leisure facilities.

Salcombe paddle boarding is a relaxing activity to bask in the sunshine and enjoy the stunning views of the sea.

For more information, please visit the Salcombe Paddle Boarding website.


4. Coleton Fishacre

Spring is a wonderful time to explore Coleton Fishacre garden. The winter rain has filled the steams so that they are babbling away, with dramatic waterfalls. The sound of running water can be heard throughout the garden.

From Easter, every day at 2pm the garden team will lead either a free walk around the garden or a 15 minute talk for you to join. They’ll be sharing the top spots to see the spring flowers, the work they’re doing and the history of the garden. The walk begins at the far end of the courtyard. Normal admission prices apply.

For more information, please visit the Coleton Fishacre website.

Coleton Fishacre

5. Kayaking at Ansteys Cove

Nestled between Babbacombe and Torquay, Ansteys Cove is an ideal place to take in the best of the English Riviera coastline, away from the hustle and bustle.

Anstey’s Cove is an idyllic natural sun trap blessed with far reaching views across Lyme bay to the Dorset Coastline.

For more information, please visit the Ansteys Cove Kayak Hire website.

Ansteys Cove Kayak Hire

Book your spring or summer breaks today by calling 01803 843887 or by clicking here.

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