You may have seen in the local press recently about the holidaymaker, enjoying an ice cream cone, when he was attacked by a flock of seagulls in Paignton Bay. As a result, he quickly dropped the cone, afraid for his own safety, to find he was slapped with a fixed penalty anti-littering fine.
It has to be said this is a very rare occurrence but you see, even the seagulls on the English Riviera have an exclusive palate and know when to enjoy a delicious, rich, creamy, Devonshire ice cream treat. A day by the seaside is a must this summer, and it wouldn’t be complete without an ice cream cone or a frozen fruity sorbet.
Best Seaside Snack
The most authentic seaside treat is a delectable ice cream, served in a wafer cone. It should be made ideally with fresh Devonshire double cream plus a few other waist-increasing ingredients! Simple vanilla proves to be the most popular flavour and it is improved with the addition of a piece of chocolate flake – a ninety-nine!
With summer temperatures soaring, ice cream is one of the best ways to keep cool. Here on the English Riviera, we are spoilt for choice; how to choose between the ice cream parlours, stalls selling every flavour and coloured ice cream imaginable, and stands with a soft whippy type ice cream that swirls onto your cone. To help you to make a choice between them, the staff at Bedford Holiday Apartments in Paignton has tried as many of them as possible, necessary consumer research of course. Here are a few of our choices for the best Devonshire ice cream we found on the English Riviera.
Temptation Ice Cream Parlour
70 Torbay Road, Paignton
How do you choose from 60 flavours of ice cream? Try mixing up the selection of ices and make a giant cone; could you eat 6 scoops, mint, bubblegum, lemon sorbet, Banoffee, clotted cream vanilla & white chocolate with Maltesers?
The Bay Ice Cream Company
Brixham Marina, Berry Head Rd, Brixham
Serving a huge variety of Ices, superbly creamy thanks to pure Swiss cream, an ice cream of authentic taste, with around 30 flavours of ice cream alone. Choose from maple walnut, Panna-cotta, double cream and meringue or blueberry cheesecake.
I.Scream Ice Cream Parlour
85 Fore Street and 15 The Quay, Brixham
Famous for its many varieties of flavoured Devonshire ice cream and its blue and white “Smurf” favourite kid’s cone, this outlet serves 9 flavours of whippy to choose from plus gluten free ice cream. Indulgent desserts also served, try the immense sized waffles and ice cream.
Obviously, we couldn’t come up with a firm favourite, as all of the fantastic Devonshire ice cream we tasted was amazing! You will have to sample them yourselves and see which flavour and combination you prefer.
Our self-catering accommodation in Paignton comprises luxuriously appointed apartments that are perfectly located for all of the attractions and events that the area offers including the best Devonshire ice cream shops. Free car parking for the length of your stay is included, as most of the amenities are within walking distance from us.