The stretch of Devon's coastline between Torquay, Paignton and Brixham is known as the English Riviera - and with good reason! If you choose a hotel, guesthouse or B&B in any of these towns you can save yourself the trouble of travelling to Spain or Italy in the summer. Along with award-winning beaches, a stunning coastline and even rows of palm trees lining the main promenade in Torquay, you'll find a wealth of other attractions and numerous accommodation options to suit all tastes and budgets.
Hotels in Devon for Fun Nights Out on the English Riviera
Although this stretch of Devon's exquisite coastline is famous for its daytime attractions, the interest doesn't let up in the evenings either. Paignton, Torquay and Brixham have some of the best bars, clubs and nightspots in Devon, along with excellent restaurants serving a range of local and international dishes. Whether you're staying up late to boogie the night away or just fancy a drink and a snack, you'll find what you need in the local pubs and dining venues. With so much going on you can choose a hotel, guesthouse or B&B right in the heart of town or further out that will suit your budget and your needs.
Activities from Devon Hotels on the English Riviera
Many locales like Torquay along the English Riviera are fringed by palm trees and overlook award-winning beaches. There's always plenty to do in the water here during a family holiday, and also attractions like the magnificent Geopark. This stretch of the coast is recognised by UNESCO and is a unique environment in which to get the kids interested in fossils and dinosaurs.
Babbacombe Bay is especially popular for its cliff top walks and stunning vistas. It has England's highest promenade and the views from here across south Devon are simply breath-taking. In nearby Paignton there's a famous zoo as well as lots of family-friendly attractions. Crabbing and rock-pooling are great fun here and on Goodrington Sands there's a Seashore Centre for visitors to the shoreline to learn more about the various things they've caught at low tide. This makes a great day out from your Devon hotel or B&B, whether you're based on the coast or inland.