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Free Things to do on the English Riviera

8 August 2016 | 1 comments

 

By far the most comfortable and cost effective holiday accommodation in Devon, no matter the time of year, is self-catering apartments. At Bedford Holiday Apartments in Paignton, we are budget conscious without skimping on quality. However, if you are on a really tight budget you can save a considerable amount of money by taking advantage of free, fun things to do on the English Riviera and here are some of them:

The Beach

Within easy walking distance of our apartments in Paignton there are beautiful sandy beaches where you can relax with a book, sunbathe, swim and go rock pooling or crabbing. If you have your own surf board that’s free too but hiring a surfboard is not expensive.

When you have had enough sun or are worn out from other beach activities you can find a shaded area at Royal Terrace Gardens to relax, read a newspaper or just enjoy the view across the sea.

Nature Reserves

Berry Head is a favourite nature reserve in the area with spectacular sea views and a wealth of flora, fauna, birds and wildlife. You can explore Napoleonic forts as you walk along coastal paths and enjoy the fresh sea air. If you want to stay closer to your holiday apartment in Paignton, you can check out the marine life at the Seashore Centre. Both these activities are free and suitable for all the family.

There are innumerable walking routes in the region where you can not only enjoy the scenery but also get fit at the same time. You will be able to stop at bars on the way as you traverse thatched villages and coastal paths, as well as galleries, antique shops and arts and crafts studios.

Organic working farm

Occombe Farm provides an ideal free day out which is also educational for the children, as well as for you. This is a 150-acre organic working farm where livestock are bred (including sheep, pigs and cows) and you can learn about the day to day running of the farm.

At the end of any of these activities, the chances are you will be tired and certainly, the children will be. Returning to your self-catering apartment will allow you to crash out on comfortable beds for a rest before dinner.


Bedford Holiday Apartments has 12 fully equipped self-catering apartments from studio to 2 bedroom models all with sea or park views, car parking and some outside space via a terrace or balcony. Click here to contact us for more information.

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