Holidays in Brixham

Showman’s Haulage Run – Torbay Steam Fair

On the Friday night, as part of the 2011 Torbay Steam Fair, a number of the engines recreated the run up to Furzeham Green from Brixham Harbour as the engines would have been used to bring the stalls and attractions to Brixham Fair. A very impressive site running up Overgang… Learn more about Torbay Steam […]

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Torbay Steam Fair

Visitors to The English Riviera in early August can enjoy the Torbay Steam Fair; an annual gathering of traction engines of all shapes and sizes.  The 2011 event is the 25th anniversary of the event which takes place between Brixham and Paignton on the South Devon coast. Today’s visitor to the show will enjoy a […]

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Torbay Carnival

Previously known as children’s week, Torbay Carnival is a week-long series of events held around the Green in Paignton.  It is timed to coincide with the first week of the school summer holidays, so takes place around the last week in July. There are numerous events taking place throughout the 9 days, including: Fireworks A […]

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Coryton Cove Beach, Dawlish

This is another of South Devon’s hidden beaches, yet easier to access in Dawlish. The seafront of this town is unique as the main railway line down to Plymouth and Cornwall. The track runs along the seafront in Dawlish, separating the sea from the town centre. At the western end of the seafront, the train […]

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Metronomy – The Bay

South Devon is enjoying some welcome publicity with the success of local band Metronomy and their single ‘The Bay’.  It’s a great advert for the English Riviera and a great video filmed around the marina and Torre Gardens in Torquay.  The aerial shots highlight what we already know – the fantastic coastline we have in […]

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Dawlish Warren

Dawlish Warren marks the point where the coastline of South Devon becomes East Devon.  On the mouth of the River Exe, with Exmouth on the opposite side, there are some great views along the coast. So what is there and who will Dawlish Warren appeal to?  The main trait of the area is the high […]

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