Paignton is perfect for a traditional seaside holiday and is home to some fantastic award winning blue flag beaches. Grab your bucket and spade and build sandcastles with your littles ones or enjoy messing about on the water with paddle boats and canoes. Not forgetting the fun to be had on Paignton Pier and in Splashdown Waterpark. Away from the beach there’s plenty of attractions. The ever popular Paignton Zoo is home to some of the rarest species on the planet, take a trip on the steam railway and after a busy day there’s a wide selection of restaurants and bars to choose from situated along the waterfront.
Situated in the very heart of the English Riviera, the main features of Torquay are its sandy beaches, busy harbour, international marina and palm-lined promenade which is perfect for leisurely walks. There’s a host of attractions to suit all ages in Torquay. Meet the penguins, seals and otters at Living Coasts, step into the stone age at Kents Cavern and if you require a spot of retail therapy then Torquay town centre has a wide range of national brands to choose from. Add to this its world class restaurants, theatre and its vibrant nightlife then it’s clear to see how Torquay is ideal for families and couples alike.
Brixham is a historic fishing town centered around is busy harbour occupied by a replica of Sir Francis Drake’s ship the Golden Hind, a popular attraction to all visitors. There’s plenty to see and do in Brixham. Discover the towns unique culture, visit a range of art galleries and head out to sea on a fishing trip while taking in the stunning coastline and sea views. Plus, as one of the busiest fishing ports in the UK, there’s no better place to sample the local catch of the day than in one of its many fish restaurants.
Totnes is a unique market town which in recent times has gained a reputation for arts, culture, learning and alternative lifestyles. The town is filled with independently owned shops and cafes offering you a change from your average high street. Totnes sits on the River Dart with regular river cruises to Dartmouth throughout the season and with plenty of museums and art galleries, you’ll never run out of things to do in Totnes.
Dartmouth sits at the mouth of the River Dart and overlooks one of the finest natural harbours in the UK. Dartmouth is packed with events and things to do throughout the year. Sailing fans with love the Dartmouth Regatta, a weeklong celebration of the towns maritime heritage. The town offers a huge variety of food and drink to choose from while providing the perfect base to explore. A visit to the picturesque village of Kingswear is just a short trip across the river.