• Things to do

  • Hope Cove Beach

    Hope Cove is made up of two sandy beaches in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), near Salcombe, South Devon.

    Mouthwell Sands to the north is the nearest beach to the car park. The longer Harbour beach sits just to its south. The two are easily accessible and it’s worth exploring them both if time permits. 

  • Paignton Zoo

    Only 30mins away Paignton Zoo, great day out only 30mins away. With over 2,500 animals across 80 acres – you’re in for a really wild time at Paignton Zoo.Located in Devon, Paignton Zoo is one of the South West's most exciting visitor attractions. It’s a place to roam, discover and get in touch with your inner animal.

  • National Marine Aquarium

    Discover an underwater world – starting with the largest native exhibition in the UK – that explores the fish you’ve heard of and the many more mysterious animals that live on our doorstep. As you dive deeper into the Aquarium, our Eddystone Reef tank will blow your mind with the UK’s largest single-tank viewing panel (it’s like a fishy cinema screen).We are a conservation charity. By visiting us you are helping to protect the marine environment, whilst having a great experience at the Aquarium.

  • National Trust - Greenway

    The home of Agatha Christie. Beautiful property, lovely gardens and walks and a good shop. National Trust owned. Why not catch the Agatha Christie bus or take the steam train from Paignton.

    Agatha Christie's house - really interesting. You have to get to it by taking a ferry, either from Dittisham or Dartmouth and that is part of the fun of it.

  • Dart Steam Railway & River Boat Co

    You must try this, as it's an amazing day out.
    Firstly a lovely ride by steam train to catch the ferry to Dartmouth then a scenic bus ride through totnes back yo Paignton. Very scenic 30 minute coastal journey from Paignton to Kingswear. When you get off the train at Kingswear, take the ferry across to Dartmouth. A return trip is included in the train ticket.

  • Dartmoor National Park

    Dartmoor National park is 360 square miles or 954 square kilometres. It’s about 20 miles from North to South and 20 miles from East to West. That means it’s roughly the same size as London, or about the same size as 20,000 football pitches.National Parks were created by The National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949. Dartmoor National Park is created from land owned by a range of people including lots of farmers and The Duchy of Cornwall (Prince Charles). Some of the land, including Haytor, belongs to Dartmoor National Park Authority. The highest point on Dartmoor is High Willhays Tor. It’s 621 metres or 2,039 feet above sea level.The lowest point on Dartmoor is Doghole Bridge. It’s 30 metres or 98 feet above sea level.65% of Dartmoor is made of granite – rock which was created around 295 million years ago.There are over 160 tors on Dartmoor.

  • Berry Head National Nature Reserve

    The scenery around this stretch of coast is something out of this world, and with dolphins, seals and seabirds to boot. The walk up to Berry Head is easy enough, although there are a few hills and tree-roots to look out for along the way. Take a picnic and spend some time looking out at that shimmering horizon on a sunny day, and you won't need to go anywhere else.