The English Riviera

The English Riviera (Torquay, Paignton and Brixham) is based on the South Devon coastline in South West England.

Widely regarded as one of the UK's most popular holiday and short break destinations, it's easy to see why as the English Riviera really does have something for everyone!

Recommended Accommodation on the English Riviera

Accommodation on the English Riviera

The Barramore Holiday Apartments offer quality Self Catering Accommodation in Torquay. Situated in a quiet tree lined road away from traffic noise, yet the holiday apartments are only minutes away from Torquay railway station, The Riviera Centre, the seafront, local beaches and bus stops to all areas. They have a large car park and a beautiful heated swimming pool set in a pretty secluded rear garden.

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The English Riviera

Torquay is the most popular and largest town in Torbay, which comprises of Torquay and the two neighbouring towns of Paignton and Brixham.

Torquay's waterfront is the focus of life in the town. Here you'll find the promenade, seafront gardens, a lively harbour and an international marina. The Living Coasts attraction adds to the variety of the new waterfront and the illuminated bridge is a great backdrop to a relaxing evening drink in one of the many bars. Within minutes of the town centre there are a variety of beautiful beaches including secluded coves and wide, open sandy beaches.

Paignton is traditionally known as a family holiday resort because of its beaches and friendly atmosphere. The seafront and harbour make for an attractive evening stroll where you can also find many local restaurants, a multiplex cinema, crazy golf and boat trips across the bay.

In addition to these attractions, Paignton's main visitor attractions are Paignton Zoo and the Dart Valley Steam Railway. The Steam Railway runs between Paignton and Kingswear, where the ferry can be taken to Dartmouth, for shopping or a trip on a pleasure boat up the Dart to Totnes.

Brixham is primarily a fishing port within Torbay and has a long and rich history. In the lee of Berry Head, famous for its Napoleonic connections, its lighthouse and magnificent limestone cliffs, Brixham remains a popular resort with a rich maritime history and plenty of activities for the young and old alike.