The English Riviera Global Geopark

In September 2007 the English Riviera received international recognition for its rich geological, historical and cultural heritage, it became one of just 57 areas around the world to be endorsed by UNESCO and welcomed into both the European and Global Geopark Networks.

There are now 78 Global Geoparks across 25 different member states.

The English Riviera Global Geopark is based upon the international importance of 32 Geosites spanning three Geological Time Periods, all found in and around the Torbay Area.Not all of these sites are open to the public, however there are three Gateway Centres to the Geopark.

1. Kent’s Cavern in Babbacombe, Torquay. One of the most important Stone Age cave sites in Europe.

2. The Berry Head National Nature Reserve in Brixham. An internationally acclaimed Heritage Site.

3. The Seashore Centre in Goodrington. Explore the Coastal Life of the English Riviera Geopark.

To find out more information, please visit the Global Geopark website.

For more information on the Annual Global Geopark Festival please visit the English Riviera Website

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