The South Devon coastline and the English Riviera resorts of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham have been popular destinations for decades. Here you will find Blue Flag beaches, a mild climate and all the attractions you would associate with a traditional Devon seaside holiday.
In the heart of the English Riviera, Torquay is one of the UK’s leading holiday destinations, as its Mediterranean feel appeals to all. Travel to the west to enjoy a sub-tropical climate and miles of stunning coastline perfect for family fun, whilst water sport enthusiasts can enjoy snorkelling, skiing and sailing. South Devon is also home to the extremely beautiful Slapton Sands – a golden stretch of beach backed by a striking nature reserve, which is classed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The area is also a walker’s haven, with not only the South West Coast Path to hand but also an abundance of gorgeous countryside, perfect for exploring. Located just fifteen minutes from Exeter, Haldon Forest has a series of trails that make great routes for shorts strolls right through to mountain biking. The best thing about all of this spacious scenery is that your four legged friend can come along and join in the fun too!
South Hams, an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ is full of charm; explore the picturesque town of Dartmouth, with its features full of character and take a ride on the steam railway and appreciate the beauty of the countryside from a carriage. Enjoy the quaint appeal of nearby Salcombe, which is one of the most sought after locations to live in the UK, with many celebrities taking residence here.
Home to an abundance of attractions, from Plymouth Aquarium and Paignton Zoo to Woodlands theme park in Totnes, South Devon has plenty to offer families and groups alike. Plymouth has fantastic facilities for high street shopping and Dartmouth offers a wonderful shopping experience with a variety of independent boutiques and galleries.