Welcome to the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark - One of Earth's Extraordinary Places! A beautiful landscape of dramatic changes, of exploration, discovery and fun.
UNESCO Global Geoparks share the story of our Planet.
A Geopark is an area of globally recognised, unique geological interest designated by UNESCO. A place where you can touch a very special part of the Earth's story and be amazed by the extraordinary landscapes, mountains, coastlines, places and people.
Our Geopark, covering the entire area of Torbay, is Naturally Inspiring. It shares stories of a landscape untouched by glaciation unseen elsewhere in the world. Stories of tropical seas and scorching deserts, raised beaches and drowned forests, hippopotami and mammoth, straight-tusked elephant and sabre-toothed tiger, cave bear and earliest man...
News from the Geopark
New gateway signage welcomes visitors to 'The birthplace of Agatha Christie' the English Riviera's best known resident.
Geopark key and associate partners celebrate wins at inaugural English Riviera Tourism awards.
Successful Geopark Ambassador Artist exhibtion goes on tour to the HeArTs Gallery at Torbay Hospital.
Find out how a quarry in Torquay has played a small but important part in the history of the planet.
Geopark Ambassador Artists showcase their work to UNESCO recognised evaulators.
English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark hosts international evaluators as part of four year revalidation process
ERGO hosts two UNESCO recognised inspectors as part of revalidation process.
Local organisations and businesses invited to become offical Geopark partners.
Celebrate our unique UNESCO Global Geopark status with us this half term at the English Riviera Geopark Festival from 25 – 31 May 2019.
Events in the Geopark
28 - 27 Jun
Devon Torbay YAC is open to everyone aged 8–16 years. YAC clubs get involved in all sorts...
22 Nov - 24 Dec
Geopark Associate Partner Artizan Gallery will be wrapping up the year with their annual Winter...
30 Nov - 22 Dec
There is something for everyone at Cockington's Visitor Centre this festive season! Drop into...
1 - 24 Dec
Come along and get caught up in the magic of another exciting Christmas adventure! Full of...
12 - 24 Dec
Kent’s Cavern are teaming up once again with the fantastic 'Yours In Harmony' to hear...
16 - 20 Dec
Tots come along to Occombe for a very Christmassy morning! We will start of with some festive...
Meet our patron
Television's favourite geologist Prof. Iain Stewart is patron of the English Riviera Geopark.
Iain is the presenter of Journeys from the Centre of the Earth, the award winning BBC series Earth - The Power of the Planet and his current BBC series How Earth Made Us.
Hong Kong GeoparkIn November 2009, the English Riviera Geopark signed a partnership agreement with the Hong Kong Geopark, allowing both Geoparks to strengthen their international relationship. Click here to find out more about our sister Geopark