Reasons to visit the English Riviera - MissLJBeauty

Reasons to visit the English Riviera

I am lucky enough to spend between 6-8 weeks of the year in the English Riviera in South Devon, soaking up the amazing sights, adventures and local events that keep me coming back each year. This captivating region is known for its miles of beaches, activities, walks and days out for families and couples alike. To really understand this perfect holiday location, here are a few of the reasons why I love this location, and why you should visit the English Riviera on your next UK getaway.

Breath-taking coasts and beaches

The English Riviera is home to an amazing 22 miles of natural coastline, with coves, cliff tops and rockpools to wonder upon, along with a jaw-dropping 20 beaches to choose from – with 10 of these winning top industry awards. This stunning location draws thousands to its beauty each year, as it is a perfect destination for a summer holiday or a weekend getaway. In 2007, the English Riviera was designated UNESCO Global Geopark, which means that it is a globally recognised area of geological interest, with the UK home to only seven of 140 in the world, this makes it pretty special!
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A jam-packed to-do list is guaranteed

The English Riviera is a playground for those who love outdoor adventures and sightseeing, with so many activities to experience and trips to tick off your list.

For activity lovers, kayaking, sailing, and paddleboarding is available year-round, as the mild climate in this region of Devon allows the sea to remain calm for tourists and locals to enjoy. Coasteering, wild swimming and scenic tours and day trips are also available throughout the year.

There are a range of prehistoric caves and walking trails along the coast, with a large selection of local accommodation to choose from after a busy day of excursions. Sweetcombe Cottage Holidays offer quaint, cosy accommodation, with the option of modern townhouses or beach chalets, and pet-friendly homes to let (should you prefer to bring your furry friend) throughout East Devon, available for a weekend or longer if you decide a week isn’t long enough!

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Local history and stories to share

For those who love to learn about local history, there are a selection of hotspots for you. Explore the birthplace of famous crime writer Agatha Christie on the much-loved Literary Trail or discover over 800 years of history at Torre Abbey in Torbay, with 18 acres of gardens to wander within while learning about the land and its many stories. The English Riviera also houses the Battery Gardens Museum in Brixham with amazing views of the bay, which is also a Scheduled Monument and World War II Coastal Defence Battery.

Seasonal events and festivals year-round

No matter what time of year you visit, there will be a selection of world-class shows, large-scale festivals and family events – from the English Riviera Air Show, England’s Seafood FEAST and Brixham Pirate Festival, to a selection of theatres showcasing West End musicals, there is bound to be something for the family to agree on. A favourite is the Chocolate festival at Torre Abbey, with a selection of delectable chocolate to try, buy and make! Be sure to check the local events before your trip as to not miss out on any of the regions must-see annual and seasonal events.

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