Surroundings

From countryside to coast, and everything in between, South Devon is a beautiful region, ideal for spending some quality time together. Just around the corner are the various UNESCO World Heritage Sites that dot the English Riviera. In Paignton you can enjoy the beautiful coast and visit the traditional pier. Torquay is a thriving seaside town with a number of Michelin star restaurants, art galleries and all kinds of water sports.

Paignton

Paignton has all the ingredients for a family day out. Walk along the beautiful pier with amusement arcades, attractions and plenty of local shops. Or meander around Paignton Zoo and come face to face with over 2,500 animals. The kilometre-long beach invites you to take a dip in the clear sea water. Water sports enthusiasts can brave the blue sea by paddleboard or kayak. Are you looking for even more adventure? Then go for an afternoon of diving or coasteering: a kind of hiking, where you explore the rocky coastline without the help of a boat, surfboard or other vessel.
WebsiteApprox. 6 kilometres of the park

Torquay

Torquay, the birthplace of Agatha Christie, is an attractive, quintessentially English seaside town. Here you will find a spectacular coastline, an impressive harbor with regular events and day trips by boat for a game drive or a morning of deep sea fishing. Torquay is also known for some of Devon's biggest draws: whether you go underground to see the beautiful caves of Kents Cavern or explore the 800-year-old Torre Abbey, there is always something going on here.
WebsiteApprox. 10 kilometres of the park

Dartmoor National Park

Steeped in a rich history dating back to the Bronze Age, spectacular views whether you are down in the deep river valleys or up on the open moorlands, and rare wildlife that thrives within this unique clime. The perfect place to get away from it all, Dartmoor National Park’s distinctive landscape of large moorlands featuring granite tors, stonewalls, high moorlands that have rivers cutting through them has inspired many painters, poets and writers for centuries. How will it inspire you? 
WebsiteApprox. 15 kilometres of the park

Exeter

More than 2,000 years of history and much-preserved architecture make Exeter an impressive, vibrant city with a landmark on every corner. Think of a cathedral, underground passages and various museums. Wander the cobbled streets and enjoy the independent art culture, authentic shops and boutiques and, of course, the cozy eateries scattered throughout the city. You can enjoy all kinds of weatherproof leisure activities along the modernized quay. Whether you are looking up high in the Climbing Centre, solving riddles with family and friends at Red House Mysteries or spending a day swimming, bowling or watching movies: everything is possible here. 
WebsiteApprox. 40 kilometres of the park

Berry Head Nature Reserve

The internationally renowned heritage site of Berry Head Nature Reserve offers outstanding panoramic sea views and is filled with local wildlife, geological formations and old war fortifications. Accessible via road or by the South West Coast Path; explore the 400 million years of limestone, discover the hidden colony of the endangered greater horseshoe bats and 200 varieties of birds, or walk around the 2 Napoleonic forts.
WebsiteApprox. 13 kilometres of the park