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South Devon, Plymouth & Torbay (3 days)

Beaches, seafood & art deco delights

Burgh island

This tour of South Devon, Plymouth & Torbay is short on miles but big on memorable sights. From gin and boat trips in Plymouth, via kayaking and fishing ports in South Devon, to a zoo and model village in Torbay – it’s happy holidays all the way.

If you’re doing our Cream of Cornwall itinerary, you can pick this trip up close to end of that one.

Day 1 – 0 miles / 0 hours driving

Your day in Plymouth begins with a stroll on scenic Plymouth Hoe. Then either get on the water with a Harbour Cruise or in the water at art deco Tinside Lido. Lunch at the Pier Masters House then explore the historic Barbican, tour Plymouth Gin Distillery, dine at Rockfish and finish with a gin flight at Barbican Botanics.

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Alfresco dining & flavoursome Italian food (l,d; ££)

Angels Tea Room

Sea views & sublime cream teas (b,l; £)

Babbacombe Cliff Railway

Ride a 1920's carriage down cliffs

Babbacombe Model Village

Become a giant in a quirky miniature world


Historic buildings, shops & pubs

Barbican Botanics Gin Room

Pick from hundreds of craft gins

Bigbury & Burgh Island

A tidal island & glamorous hotel

Plymouth Ferry Rides & Boat Trips

Crab Shed

Water-side super fresh seafood (l,d; ££)


Boat trips & historic buildings


Fine dining in central Torquay (l,d; £££)

Kent's Cavern

Prowl around the caves of hyenas & bears

No 7 Fish Bistro

Perfectly cooked, just-caught fish and shellfish (l,d; ££)

Paignton Zoo

Discover hundreds of creatures in spacious grounds

Pier Masters House

Brunch on the decking (b,l,d; ££)

Plymouth Gin Distillery

Sniff botanicals & sample gins

Plymouth Hoe

Memorials, parks & wide sea views

Rockfish Plymouth

Simply cooked, superbly fresh Devon fish (l,d; ££)


Yachts, beaches & million-pound homes

Tinside Lido

A beautiful, bracing alfresco dip

Text © Belinda Dixon

Images by B Dixon & OSM, Belinda Dixon,, gordonplant, Ross Elliott