Out & About
Brixham is a stunningly beautiful harbourside town on South Devon’s beautiful English Riviera. Centred around the harbour, where heritage trawlers jostle for space with day boats heading out to sea for the day’s catch, Brixham is famous for its Fish Market. Here, in the heart of England’s Seafood Coast, the freshest fish and most delicious seafood is on the menu everywhere.
Whether you take a stroll along the half mile breakwater with lighthouse and then enjoy a coffee and snack in the famous breakwater Beach Café, take a dip in the Art Deco Seawater Lido or visit the full-sized replica of the Golden Hind, there are plenty of things to see and do in this quaint fishing town.
The beautiful town of Dartmouth situated on the mouth of the River Dart is one of South Devon’s most popular and enchanting towns. With its charming historic streets, scenic river location and surrounded by South Devon countryside you have to go a long way to find a town as pretty.
Dartmouth is full of history and heritage, no trip to Dartmouth would be complete without visiting Dartmouth Castle, or Agatha Christie's Greenway National Trust Holiday Home. For the kids, there are plenty of local attractions such as Woodlands Theme Park, and activities and crabbing is a popular pastime on the embankment to keep them amused.
For all you water lovers out there, then why not rent a boat from the quayside and explore Dartmouth from the river.
The fastest way to reach Dartmouth is by river ferry crossing from Kingswear, however If you don’t wish to drive to Dartmouth, then a ferry service to Dartmouth runs from Brixham Harbour daily.
One of the brightest jewels in the English Riviera’s crown, Paignton has a long stretch of beautiful and easily accessible beachfront with a traditional promenade and green.
There's plenty to do here all-year-round with a huge number of indoor and outdoor attractions, including its 18th Century Harbour, Pier, amazing beaches, arcades, restaurants, waterpark – and Paignton is dog friendly too!
While in Paignton, why not take a trip on its famous Steam Railway, which takes you on a picturesque voyage of discovery along beautiful coves and beaches, over historic viaducts and along the stunning River Dart to Kingswear.
You can cross over to Dartmouth and take a scenic riverboat to visit Agatha Christie’s famous riverside residence at Greenway (now National Trust) or relax over a coffee, while soaking up some of the local history.
With its stunning seafront, stylish marina and beautiful beaches meandering the length of this beautiful South Devon town, Torquay is noted for its huge range of year-round activities.
Torquay has some of Devon’s best year-round attractions including Living Coasts Marine Zoo & Aquarium, the spectacular underground caves at Kents Cavern, 800 year old Torre Abbey with its Agatha Christie-inspired Potent Plants Garden, Babbacombe Model Village, Bygones plus Open Top Sightseeing Buses and much more.
Totnes is an historic market town that combines alternative therapies, breathtakingly beautiful countryside and a fascinating history. Sitting in the heart of South Devon on the banks of the River Dart, this unique and charming town has an international reputation for its lively and diverse community and relaxed atmosphere.
Dawlish is a traditional seaside town, with a wonderful golden sand beach on its doorstep. The town offers a range of amusements and is centred around The Lawn and Brook, which is home to the famous black swans.
Just a few miles down the road is Dawlish Warren, a beautiful nature reserve with a blue flag beach.
Teignmouth is a stunning coastal town with historic Georgian buildings, long sandy beaches, and fresh local food.
The town sits on the edge of the mouth of River Teign and the South Devon coast – and is surrounded by lush Devon countryside, so you won’t find a more beautiful setting for a holiday.
Located on the main South West train line, Teignmouth is an easy journey from London, along the most spectacular coastal train route in the country.
Dartmoor National Park, Exeter and Torquay are just a few miles from Teignmouth, making it an ideal central location to explore the rest of South Devon.