The English Riviera - Torquay, Paignton & Brixham
The beautiful English Riviera comprises of three main towns, Torquay, Paignton & Brixham. Devon has been long known as a holiday destination, in particular South Devon offers a wealth of activities for families, couples or groups come rain or shine.
Paignton is situated in between Torquay and Brixham and offers the ideal location to explore South Devon's beaches and Dartmoor National Park.
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The English Riviera - Seafood Feast 2019
Following the successful launch of the first England’s Seafood FEAST in 2018, this autumn (20 September - 6 October) sees the return of this exciting new foodie event on The English Riviera, home to some of the best seafood in the world. This new local event, featured in The Guardian, has been designed to celebrate the first-class seafood and 40+ varieties of fish, including hake, scallops, turbot, mackerel and seabass, that are landed at Brixham Fish Market. From the 20th September to 6th October residents and visitors from all over the world will be able to enjoy a whole range of unique seafood experiences and activities hosted by our many talented chefs and a growing number of entrepreneurial businesses operating in Brixham, Paignton and Torquay. Last year's programme included over 60 unique events with programme highlights featuring specially designed and priced lunchtime and evening menus, local seafood tastings, exclusive signature dining events and a fascinating programme of marine-related experiences including sea-faring excursions on heritage sailing trawlers and shoreline foraging expeditions. We have some of the most dedicated fishermen, local producers and first-class chefs in the country. But our reputation has sometimes lagged behind reality, and the development of England’s Seafood FEAST gives us a unique platform to showcase our world-class seafood and change perceptions.
This popular resort has something for everyone and is situated at the heart of a 22 mile stretch of sandy coastline. Much of the fun is set around the Seafront the Pier and the Esplanade, with a fine selection of good restaurants, cafes, bars, ice cream kiosks, beach shops, amusement arcades, marine activities, and the Harbour. Paignton Blue Flag 2011 beaches are without doubt the best in the bay and possibly even in the UK.
Here you will find the waterfront is the focus of life in the town, with its palm-lined promenade, seafront gardens, a lively harbour and an international marina, yet within minutes you are in the centre of a vibrant shopping centre interspersed with cafes, bars and restaurants to suit all tastes.
This delightful little town is most famous for its fishing port, still very active and landing good catches of many species of daily. There are, as you would expect, several restaurants specialising in fish dishes mostly located overlooking the harbour. The old Police Station in Bolton Street houses an extensive museum explaining the history of Brixham and surrounding area.