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You can get to many of the English Riviera destinations direct
by train and CrossCountry services to;
The English Riviera has a wide selection of accommodation,
annual events and attractions making the English Riviera the
perfect destination for visitors from all over Great Britain.
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If you know that you are travelling to one of the English
Rivera's stations ahead of time you have a great chance of securing
a cheap ticket because you can plan and book in advance. This type
of ticket is called an Advance ticket. You can book your train
tickets up to 12 weeks in advance of departure.
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train you want so now you can also buy our great value range of
Advance tickets and reserve your seat up to 15 minutes before you
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The main towns of the Riviera boast natural sheltered bays that
are ideal suntraps and are home to many Blue Flay beaches.
Each town has its own unique character so whether you want a
relaxed break enjoying the local eateries, a fun-packed family
holiday or a just a visit out on the waves, you will find what
you're looking for in the English Riviera.
Miles of beach and sand dunes backed by a 500 acre National
Nature Reserve and golf course. The prestigious Blue Flag beach has
lifeguard patrols during the season.
The family beach resort boasts shops, amusements, go-karts,
adventure golf, an 18-hole golf course and open air markets on
Tuesdays in the summer. There are also pubs and fish and chip shops
in the area.
There is accommodation to suit all budgets whether you want to
camp, stay in a caravan, chalets, loges, flats, B&Bs or a 3
star hotel all are within a 10 minute walk of the beach.
Popular for its harbour and fishing, Teignmouth has been
attracting visitors to its wide beaches and amenable climate. The
seafront now boasts a children's play area, new adventure golf
course and multi use games area.
The shopping area, which is close to the seafront, is
comprehensive and interesting - many national stores are there as
well as some local speciality shops. There are plenty of places to
eat and drink too, particularly on Back Beach - which you can cross
by ferry to Shaldon.
Local visits should include: Shaldon Wildlife Trust, Bitton
House Orangery, the 'Jolly Sailor' pub in Northumberland Place, the
Grand Pier, or the Lido. You may also wish to visit The Carlton
Theatre for film and theatre entertainment, Broadmeadow Sports
Centre, Shaldon Approach Golf Centre or the Templer Way for a
One of the UK's top holiday destinations with picturesque
gardens around the seafront and elegant Victorian architecture
along the main streets. Torquay's famous seven hills provide a
lovely backdrop to the waterfront which is the focus on life in the
town. There you will find the palm-lined promenade, lively harbour
and an international marina.
Within minutes of the town centre you can reach beautiful
beaches by foot, road or water. There is an abundance of
restaurants, cafes, pubs, shops and many attractions.
Perfect for that family holiday, Paignton is the ideal seaside
resort. With the lively seafront and nearby attractions including
crazy golf and waterslides. During the summer you will find that
the area hosts many festivals and fairs in addition the annual
exhibitions and events that are held on the green.
If you want to get away from it all you can pick a spot on one
of the secluded beaches, inlets and coves that stretch along the
There are plenty of things to keep you busy while you are in
Paignton. You can take the steam train, visit the zoo or indulge in
some history at the 500 year old Kirkham House or at the Oldway
Mansion. If you prefer something more relaxed you can enjoy a night
stroll along the seafront under the beach front illuminations.
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