Things to see & do

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The big beach picnic

Join us for the Big Beach Picnic on the 4 July at a beach near you

Join us for the Big Beach Picnic on the 4 July at a beach near you

Saturday 4 July, 12pm-3pm, Paignon Green

Come and get involved with some 50 things to do before you're 11¾, including jumping through waves and making wild art, as well as sand castle competitions; all you need to do is bring a picnic along and join in the fun. This is a free event and a great opportunity to take the family out for the day.

 

Don't miss

  • Greenway's boathouse - the perfect place to spot kingfishers
  • Scabbacombe Beach, a charming secluded cove off the coastal footpath
  • Woodhuish Farm; a Victorian model farm with working cider press
  • Froward Point, a Second World War battery and coastguard station
  • Pudcombe Cove viewing point at the bottom of Coleton Fishacre garden
  • Little Haldon, near Teignmouth, is 17.4ha of heathland filled with ling, bell heather and cross-leaved heath
  • The riverside meadows at Bradley in Newton Abbot; a perfect place to walk the dogs
  • Man Sands beach is just down the road from Coleton Fishacre, and the steep walk down to it is well rewarded at this quiet spot

Where to park?

There are so many places to explore in the English Riviera, and we have four handy car parks to use as your starting point.

South West coast video

 This year is all about celebrating the South West coast.

It provides the backdrop to generations of family memories (bucket and spade holidays anyone?).

The coast gives us a connection to our island heritage and is home to a rich array of marine and coastal wildlife.

Watch the video above to see what makes the South West coast so special.

Where to walk?

The gardens at Coleton Fishacre are a great place to start your walk

The gardens at Coleton Fishacre are a great place to start your walk

There are a whole host of beautiful walks to enjoy. Why not try the Dart Valley trail, or strike out on the South West Coast Path? You could also try these downloadable walks:

Wherever you decide to walk around the English Riviera, it's sure to be beautiful.

Canoe the River Dart

Canoe from Stoke Gabriel along the River Dart to Greenway and back, using this handy downloadable trail.

We also host canoe expedition events; watch this space for details of the next event.

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