Paignton and Torquay are South Devon’s most traditional Seaside Towns. The best sea views are seen from riding The English Rivera Wheel on Torquay Seafront. Take a walk along Rock Walk and capturing the panoramic views of the bay, taking in the plentiful of local history along the way. You will end up at the Marina where there is a great choice of local seafood restaurants and trendy bars.
If its sandy toes, seaside Arcades and the option of 100 ice-cream flavours then it’s Paignton Pier to head towards. This seaside town boast British and offers an activity packed beachside play park, pirate themed crazy golf and quirky seaside shops selling brik and brak. Fish and Chips is a popular take out here and you will find plenty to choose from.
Take a step back in time and visit Cockington County Park on the outskirts of Torquay. The 450 acres features a chocolate box village, delightful, thatched cottages and a quaint church. The park has a tranquil ambiance and a mix of picturesque well-ordered landscapes that allows you to explore through a network of paths and bridleways. There are workshops, craft centres and studios to explore during your visit with a helpful visitor’s centre to gain information and recommendations about the park. There are also 2 cafes in the park with a selection of food and sundries on offer.
Berry Head National Nature Reserve has the most stunning headland in the area, it’s iconic for Napoleonic Fort and its Lighthouse. Surrounded by water on three sides allows the panoramic view spectacular and definitely worth a visit during your stay. With superb coast walks and it’s wildlife on both land and sea. The visitors centre will tell you all about the reserve and how its cared for. A much-needed rest and a cuppa can be taken in the award-winning Guardhouse Café.