Hotel Riviera is within easy strolling distance of Sidmouth’s many attractions.
Directly opposite the hotel you can enjoy a swim or simply laze on the sand and shingle beach; children love nearby ‘Jacob’s ladder’, which reveals a long stretch of golden sand at low tide. With Sidmouth’s beaches being particularly noted for their cleanliness and water purity, this is of particular importance when considering your seaside holiday. The warm welcome does not fade with the end of summer either, as Sidmouth’s south facing location, sheltered between pink-faced cliffs, ensures particularly mild winters too!
The mild climate of the area goes some way to explaining the regularity with which Sidmouth wins national and international floral awards, including the Entente Florale Internationale. So, Sidmouth can justly claim to be the floral town of Europe. The Connaught and Blackmore Gardens are an enthusiast’s paradise, and are not only a floral showpiece; they also provide a marvellous setting for the open-air band concerts, as well as having a long association with cricket, going back to 1823, boasting the finest ground in Devon.
Sidmouth, with its enduring architectural charm, is the perfect venue for simply ‘pottering about’. The town centre fully deserves its designation as a Conservation Area, and the shops still retain a tradition of quality and courtesy.