Welcome Back!

Welcome back to the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark!

As restrictions continue to ease, many of our partner sites are starting to reopen and people are keen escape the everyday by exploring our beautiful bay. Here are our tips for making the most of out of your visit to the English Riviera and to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable time.

Plan Ahead

Many of our partner sites have put in additional safety procedures to help protect both their visitors and staff while following the latest government guidelines. We would highly recommend that you visit their websites to read their reopening plans ahead of your visit.

Book Ahead

Many of our partners have now introduced timed slots, with limits of the number of people who can be in your party. With a very busy summer expected, do book ahead as early as possible. If you are visiting from outside of the area, we would also recommend you book your accommodation before you arrive, as well as for activities and at cafes and restaurants wherever possible.

Be Green

Our roads do get clogged up over the summer months, so do consider exploring the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark on foot or by bike or perhaps even look into kayaking or renting a stand up paddleboard. Check out our partners and associated partners, while there are lots of ideas on this website.  

Be Clean

With more people that ever visiting our beaches and coast paths, it has become a real struggle for both the council and Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust to stay on top of the additional litter and dog waste. If possible, take your litter with you and dispose of it in a bin closer to your home or accommodation. And if you are able to pick up additional rubbish, it would be most appreciated.

Be Kind

Many of the staff working across the English Riviera will be returning to a very busy summer after being a little rusty and having to follow complex government guidelines. Please be patient, as things may take a little longer than usual and join us in thanking them for all of their hard work during some difficult circumstances. 

Have Fun

Torbay and the English Riviera is a really beautiful place to explore. We are immensely proud of our natural environment and take great pleasure in people enjoying it as much as we do. Do take pictures of your adventures and share them on our social media – we would love to see what you have been up to.

To help your visit, the Geopark has created a number of Visual Guides that will provide you with all the information you need in advance of visiting.  The guides are available below next to the partner site name. 

For the latest advice and opening in line with Govt Guidance please visit the English Riviera destination website and the individual partner sites.

Kents Cavern

Kents Cavern Visual Guide 

Torre Abbey

Torre Abbey Visual Guide 

Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust

Berry Head Visual Guide which includes the Guardhouse Cafe
TCCT has also created special guidance on how to safely visit their sites such as Berry Head and Saltern Cove, including a COVID Countryside Code offering advice on staying safe when visiting Trust sites. To find out more click here 

Torquay Museum

Torquay Museum Visual Guide

Brixham Heritage Museum

Brixham Heritage Museum Visual Guide

Artizan Gallery

Artizan Gallery Visual Guide

Reach Outdoors

Reach Outdoors Visual Guide

Palace Theatre

Palace Theatre Visual Guide