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Drive the English Riviera

Listed under Road Trips in Torquay, United Kingdom.

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OK so it lacks the glamour of its European counterparts, but the English Riviera, on Devon's south coast isn't totally putting on airs with the title – this arch of land around Tor Bay, though only technically 22 miles long, is one of the classic British summer holiday destinations, boasting some of the counties nicest beaches and three 'resort towns'.

A drive along the riviera could be done in less than an hour – but that wouldn't be as much fun as meandering round the houses, taking your time to get between the posh palms of Torquay, family orientated, beach-hut-bright Paignton and Brixham with its flash marina and less flash working harbour. There are plenty of nice spots to get out and have a wander along the way, as well as plenty of cafes serving Devonshire tea and pubs with welcoming beer gardens with lover-ly views.

Written by  Nell Anderson.

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