The coastline of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham in Devon is one of Britain’s best kept swimming secrets. With crystal clear sea and intriguing caves, islands and rock formations, the English Riviera is a fascinating aquatic playground just waiting to be explored.
“This book is essential whether you’re a wild swimmer, a tourist with a yen for adventure, someone who fancies giving outdoor swimming a try or just a person who loves beautiful and interesting books” Lynne Roper, author of Wild Woman Swimming.
Join the adventure: Explore a hidden world just beyond the beach in this lovingly researched guide.
Torbay’s 22 miles of coastline is enormously diverse and its waters are among the shallowest and safest in the UK. The book features 15 detailed swim routes, each packed with practical information, as well as the history, popular culture, geology and marine biology of this exciting section of the coast. Dazzling underwater images by Dan Bolt reveal the secret wild beauty of this famous English seaside destination.
Celebrate Torbay’s proud history of sea swimming and a golden age when the resort was known as the Queen of the Watering Places. It’s time to rediscover what made this small corner of England so famous.