Local Attractions

The English Riviera, and South Devon’s picturesque Torbay, is an ever-popular destination. Families and couples choose this area for a memorable staycation for it’s safe, secure beaches and rolling countryside.

It is an outstanding location that’s just waiting to be explored, full with things to see and do for visitors of all ages.

Take a look below at some of our recommended attractions to visit below… all well worth a trip!



Local Attractions


Golden Hind – Brixham

This replica of Sir Francis Drake’s Golden Hind, gives a real sense of what life at sea really used to be like, and portrays the sense of adventure to be had living in the 16th century.


Shoalstone Outdoor Pool

Brixham’s famous and historic outdoor Sea Water Swimming Pool is only a 15 minute walk from the campsite. Nearby restaurants, bars and kiosks make for a great day out for all the family.


Brixham Indoor Swimming Pool

Brixham indoor swimming pool is only a few minutes walk away from the camp site you’ll find Admiral Swimming Centre. Enjoy safe, comfortable, reasonably priced sessions with lifeguards in attendance. Length swimming encouraged at some sessions. Child swims @ £1 with a full paying adult at Sunday Family Sessions 9am to 12pm. Fun Sessions on Saturdays, 9am to 1pm


Berry Head Nature Reserve

Around a 20 minute walk from Grenville House lies Berry Head national nature reserve where you can enjoy superb coastal walks, spot a wide range of wildlife on land and at sea or simply relax in the award-winning Guardhouse Café. The visitor centre has lots of stories about the reserve, its history, wildlife, and the work of Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust. On the site is the remains of a Napoleonic fort, a lighthouse, and a disused quarry, all well worth a look at.


South West Coast Path

Some of the best sections of coast path are only a stones throw away from Brixham and allow you to take in wildlife, secluded coves and beaches. There is access to car parks along the route allowing you to create circular walks.


Brixham Fish Market

Located on the edge of Brixham Harbour, the fish market is stocked with locally caught fresh fish every day available to purchase. The market is one of the busiest in the country as we have such good access to a wide variety of local fish and shellfish.


Occombe Farm

Occombe Farm is family fun with a mix of farm attraction, farm shop and farm café. Featuring unique indoor and outdoor play, an animal encounters barn, and an animal paddocks trail. Our farm shop showcases the finest regional products and our farm café offers a delicious menu and stunning countryside views. Visiting Occombe supports the invaluable work of our parent conservation charity, Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust. Caring for Torbay’s most cherished green spaces.


Vigilance of Brixham

Vigilance of Brixham. Experience the opportunity to take the helm of an historic working vessel, help with the sails, chat with the friendly and well informed Skipper and Crew, fantastic wildlife encounters, including porpoise, dolphin seals and seabirds, enjoy superlative scenery.


Devon & Moor Tours

Join me in our Land Rover 4 x 4 for a day of exploration, discovery and fun on one of DEVON&MOORS’ personalised guided tours. Together we’ll visit some hidden gems, stunning landscapes and charming habitats. Be captivated along the way with local knowledge, fascinating facts and breathtaking views.

Further Afield


Paignton Zoo

This famous zoo is a great way to view animals in their natural habitat. The zoo’s emphasis is on conservation and environmental concerns and is sure to keep adults and kids alike amused and interested all day.


National Marine Aquarium

Located in Plymouth, around 35 minutes drive from Totnes is the National Marine Aquarium. One of Devon’s most popular attractions, the Aquarium includes several huge tanks featuring sharks, a turtle, sea horses, jelly fish and a wide range of other marine life.


Kents Cavern

These caves are officially the oldest recognised human dwelling in Britain. Take a stroll through the beautiful caverns and enjoy the same experience as your ancestors did, nearly half a million years ago.


Torre Abbey

Torre Abbey is the oldest building in Torquay. It has a story spanning 800 years and was once the most important Abbey of its kind in England, the brothers who lived here then were known as the White Canons. Following a massive three-year restoration project visitors can now explore the most ancient and hallowed parts of the building where some stunning finds have been unearthed.


Coleton Fishacre

Travel back in time to the Jazz Age at the holiday home of the D’Oyly Carte family. You can lose yourself in the magical 12-hectare (30-acre) garden: viewpoints give enticing glimpses out to sea, paths weave through glades past tranquil ponds, and tender plants from the Mediterranean, South Africa and New Zealand thrive in the moist and sheltered valley. A light, joyful atmosphere fills the rooms and music plays, echoing the family’s Gilbert and Sullivan connections.



With numerous festivals and events, exhibitions and markets taking place throughout the year, as well as a great range of attractions and activities both in Dartmouth and nearby, there is always something happening in this vibrant harbour town.


Agatha Christie’s Greenway House

This is an extraordinary glimpse into the private holiday home of the famous and much-loved author Agatha Christie and her family. The relaxed and atmospheric house is set in the 1950s, and contains many of the family’s collections, including archaeology, Tunbridgeware, silver, botanical china and books.


Babbacombe Model Village

Approx 20 min drive from Totnes,  you will discover the popular tourist attraction of the Babbacombe Model Village. With over 400 models making up a miniature West Country, and many special features throughout the year, it is a great place to spend a fun-filled afternoon, or a relaxing evening when the village is completely illuminated.


Princess Theatre Torquay

The Princess Theatre is South Devon’s largest theatre with a seating capacity of 1,491. The theatre is a touring house which means that the shows that perform here are brought to us by independent production companies. As such, our diary offers a wide variety of live entertainment from operas and ballets to concerts, comedy and pantomime as well as touring West End musicals.


Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway

Journey along the beauty of the Torbay coastline to the banks of the river Dart, on this full size steam railway. Enjoy a wonder around Dartmouth ‘s picturesque town and waterfront, then a relaxing ride back on the steam train or a gentle journey around the coastline by ferry.


Splashdown Quaywest Water Park

The only outdoor water park to be found in Devon , and certainly the wettest fun to be had during your holiday. Choose from 8 of the flumes, catering for a range of age groups, with a separate swimming and paddling area.


Woodlands Adventure Park

Situated just a few minutes away from Dartmouth you will discover the magic of Woodlands Adventure Park, a real treat for families, or the young at heart. The park has many exciting outdoor activities, enormous water slides, a toboggan run and many indoor and outdoor activity areas for all age groups.


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