The English Riviera is a resort that appeals to visitors of all ages and interests throughout the year
Torquay, is a busy harbour where Oyster has a permanent mooring in the ‘Town Dock’ marina near the town’s restaurant, cafe and bar areas, the town’s main shops are just ¼ mile away. This marina has mains electric and water plus washroom and showers ashore, it is a deep harbour allowing free entry and exit on any tide level.
Paignton, a short bus/taxi ride away from Torquay, has a pleasant small drying harbour and therefore is NOT suitable for motor-yacht Oyster.
Paignton is a compact resort, with the seafront and town centre shops all within close proximity. There is plenty to explore.
Brixham, one hours sail from Torquay offers a large marina with full facilities. The town offers a range of shops, pubs & small restaurants plus some great coastal walks around Berry Head.
Brixham is one of Britain’s largest fishing ports.
Going south from Torbay is Dartmouth – a real yachting centre for the south-west. With deep water at all times, there are three good marinas available to stay at or alternatively there is limited mooring on the town quay.
The historic town of Dartmouth is home to the Royal Naval College Britannia, the Officer school for the Navy where HRH Prince Philip, HRH Prince Charles and HRH Prince Andrew were trained. Dartmouth offers a host of attractions to make your stop-over worth a couple of days.
Within the town there are quaint narrow streets, specialist shops, a host of excellent restaurants and good walks to the castle.
Going further afield, there is a steam railway and boat trips up the river Dart to the historic town of Totnes or to Agatha Christie’s recently restored home on the banks of the river. Agatha Christie described her beloved holiday home Greenway as “the loveliest place in the world”. Dating back to the 1490s, the house still retains features added by all generations of occupying families. Now managed by the National Trust, Greenway offers visitors an extraordinary glimpse into the private life of the Queen of Crime and her family.
A trip up the river to Dittisham and beyond is possible on motor-yacht Oyster but due to tides and depths, we will not be able to stop up-river for any duration of time.
Bespoke charters further afield can be arranged for Salcombe, Plymouth or on to Cornwall but most of these will require you staying overnight onboard yacht Oyster, feel free to ask for a fully inclusive quotation for your requirements.