With its stunning coastline, beautiful beaches and world class attractions, the English Riviera truly does have something for everyone.

Set around a large horseshoe shaped bay and sheltered by the rolling hills of Dartmoor, the long sandy beaches, secluded coves and crystal clear waters create a mediterranean vibe, and mean that water-based activities are one of the favourite things to do here.

With sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, water skiing, wakeboarding, boat trips, coasteering and scuba diving all available, you'll find something for everyone here on the English Riviera.

As well as the stunning coastline and beautiful beaches, the English Riviera has endless options for visitors including underground caverns, a magnificent model village, a steam train, a world-class zoo, an historic funicular railway, an 800 year old Abbey, a huge waterpark, a historic pier, Agatha Christie’s famous riverside residence and much more.

There is so much to see and do, we couldn't possibly list everything here, so we have selected some of the things that our guests enjoy doing whilst staying with us, and some of our favourites too!

We would always recommend booking ahead to avoid disappointment.

Within walking distance of The Cleveland:

Princess Theatre

Princess Theatre, Torquay, Devon, UK

South Devon's largest theatre attracting West End stage productions, big-name entertainers and tribute acts from around the world

Torre Abbey

Torre Abbey, Torquay, Devon, UK

Torbay's most historic building, an ancient scheduled monument dating back to 1196 set within 18 acres of garden and parkland

Coast Path

South West Coast Path, Torquay, Devon, UK

Head to the seafront, turn left or right and you’ll be on the South West Coast Path - the start of an amazing experience!


Wesup paddle boarding Torquay, Devon, UK

Stand up paddle boarding lessons, board & kayak hire from Torre Abbey Sands beach April-September.

Torquay Museum

Torquay Museum, Torquay, Devon, UK

Explore local cultures and world history, including the life and works of the English Riviera's literary icon, Agatha Christie

Torquay Watersports

Torquay Watersports RIB rides, Torquay, Devon, UK

Thrilling, and guaranteed to put a smile on your face! Take the 30 min 'Raptor' ride or the 60 min 'Seafari' - you may even see dolphins!

Jet Set Go

Jet Set Go, Torqyay, Devon, UK

Experience the exhilarating sport of skiing on a Yamaha PWC, a unique way to explore the stunning surroundings of the English Riviera!

Western Lady Ferry

Western Lady FerryA

Regular boat trips between Torquay and Brixham - the perfect way to view the bay!

A longer walk away, or by public transport:

Dartmouth Steam Railway

Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company, Devon, UK

One of the finest steam train trips in the country along the coast of Torbay, through stunning Devon countryside and overlooking the River Dart

Model Village

Babbacombe Model Village, Torquay, Devon, UK

A miniature world that captures the imagination of all ages! Explore one of Torquay's top attractions and beautiful landscaped gardens in Babbacombe

Cliff Railway

Babbacome Cliff Railway, Torquay, Devon, UK

Take a journey back in time on the Babbacombe Cliff Railway and join the hundreds of thousands of holiday-makers that have used it in over 90 years of service.


Cockington Village, Torquay, Devon, UK

Explore the quintessential thatched village of Cockington, walk through Cockington Country Park and visit Cockington Court

Reach Outdoors

Coasteering, Torquay, Devon, UK

'Live for adventure', try kayaking, paddle boarding and coasteering in some of the most beautiful settings in the UK

Sea Kayak Torbay

Kayaking, Torquay, Devon, UK

Kayaking and paddle boarding tours around the stunning coastline with doorstep pick up, plus beach hire on Oddicombe Beach


Bygones, Torquay, Devon, UK

Wander back in time, starting towards the end of Queen Victoria’s reign, including an authentic life-size Victorian Street filled with original items of memoribilia

Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoological Park

With over 2,000 animals across 80 acres – you’re in for a really wild time at Paignton Zoo. It’s a place to roam, discover and get in touch with your inner animal!

Kents Cavern

Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, Torquay, Devon, UK

Step into the Stone Age! Kents Cavern is one of the most important Stone Age sites in Europe and one of Britain's best showcaves!

Berry Head

Guardhouse Cafe, Berry Head, Brixham, Devon, UK

Stunning headland with an iconic lighthouse and Napoleonic Fort, where you can enjoy superb coastal walks and spot wildlife, on land and at sea

Greenway House

Greenway House, Kingswear, Brixham, Devon, UK

Set in the 1950s, where Agatha Christie and her family would spend summers and Christmases with friends

Coleton Fishacre

Coleton Fishacre, Devon, UK

The country home of the D'Oyly Carte family, built in the Arts & Crafts style and imbued with Art Deco elegance, complete with a luxuriant garden by the sea

Further afield, but worth the journey:


Dartmoor National Park, Dartmoor, Devon, UK

Wild, open moorlands and deep river valleys, with a rich history and rare wildlife, Dartmoor is a unique place to visit

The South Hams

The South Hams, Devon, UK

Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and featuring one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the UK

Canonteign Falls

Canonteign Falls, Devon, UK

Lose yourself among the ancient woodland and climb
to the top of the South West’s highest waterfall


Dartmouth, Devon, UK

A beautiful town situated on the banks of the picturesque River Dart, immerse yourself in the history and culture of this historical, maritime port