The area benefits from a huge selection of pubs, bars, restaurants, and clubs as well as many other forms of entertainment. Please find a short list of the possibilities.
Four theatres – showing ballets, musicals, plays, and other forms of entertainment all year round.
Evening cruises including dinner
There are a huge range of places to eat, from a carvery to Michelin-Starred dinning including Italian, Indian, Chinese, and Thai cuisine as well as a super selection of fish restaurants serving fresh local sea food in many different forms including traditional fish and chips.
Continental café bars serving coffee, wine and other drinks – often serving food too.
The traditional British Pub – many of them in historic buildings with long traditions and good food.
Several nightclubs for those who want to party.
Barbecue on the beach – it’s possible.
Just take a stroll along the beautifully lit promenades and parks, stopping for a coffee or a drink when it suits you and seeing the magic of the bay by moonlight.
Things to do!
Visit any one or more of all the historic houses of importance and gardens in the area.
Go to the beach – we have enough of them for a different one every day.
Learn to scuba dive, or if you are already proficient – why not go diving on one of the many wrecks in the area.
Try a water sport – canoeing, water skiing, kayaking, fishing, swimming, or visit the water park at Goodrington – something for every age.
Sun bathe – enjoy the microclimate.
Walk the coastal path – its worth the effort.
Go for a bike ride – it makes a change from the car and there is so much to see within a short distance.
Take a ride on the steam train.
Visit the city! – Both Exeter and Plymouth have loads to offer both in history, entertainment, and shopping.
Learn something of the local heritage – as well as historic buildings and parks the area has been the home to many famous people, Agatha Christie, Rudyard Kipling, Isambard Kingdom Brunnel to name just a few. It has also benefited from many writers visiting – immediately coming to mind is Charles Dickens and Alexander Conan Doyle – who wrote the Hound of the Baskervilles based on Dartmoor. The area also inspired Fawlty Towers (based on a hotel in Torquay where the Monty Python crew stayed) and Are you Being Served, based on Rossiters of Paignton that closed in 2009, but the building is still used as a shop.
Take a boat trip
Visit a vineyard
See the ponies on Dartmoor and Exmoor.