Torquay is a seaside resort town on the English Channel in Devon, south west England. Known for beaches such as Babbacombe and cliffside Oddicombe, its coastline is nicknamed the English Riviera
Torquay Harbourside which is near the town centre offers shops, cafes and a marina. Torre Abbey, a monastery founded in 1196, has art galleries and extensive gardens featuring plants from local writer Agatha Christie's novels.
For the adventurous travellers there are the endless coastal paths to explore and a multitude of activities both on and off the water. For those looking for a more relaxed break there are three beautiful local beaches mainly our awarding winning Abbey Sands to wile away your days on or try hopping on a ferry for a day trip over to Brixham, Paignton or Dartmouth for a cream tea or local fish and chips.
If the weather is being typically British, spend an afternoon exploring some of our award winning attractions such as the Torquay museum and Bygones Victorian Museum also Torquay has plenty of entertainment for everyone whether it’s during the daytime or evenings, including Cinemas, The Princess Theatre, Pubs, Clubs, Cabaret, Casino entertainment and so much more! . Torquay is a great spot for foodies with a number of award winning restaurants - perfect for those looking for incredible locally sourced seafood and other culinary delights.
Torquay's beach is within easy walking distance only a 7 minute walk from us downhill, where you can do a spot of sunbathing, sand castle building or even take a dip in the sea! There’s plenty of opportunity for watersports and fishing, plus mini golf, tennis courts and beautiful garden walks.
Torbay has some great attractions, both in Torquay and in the surrounding towns of Paignton, Brixham and Newton Abbot, not forgetting the beautiful Dartmoor and rugged coastlines. Here are a few more places to visit…Castles, Paignton Zoo, Babbacombe Model Village, Kents Cavern, Cruises to Dartmouth & Totnes, The Steam Trains, Torquay’s Dinosaur World.
Torquay really is your perfect holiday destination!
Our top 12 places to visit
Torre Abbey and the Spanish Barn - Torre Abbey is a historic building and art gallery in Torquay, Devon, which lies in the South West of England. It was founded in 1196 is now the best-preserved medieval monastery in Devon and Cornwall and is only a 2 minute walk away!
Cockington Village - Set in an award-winning country park a mile away from the seafront, Cockington Court is an historic manor house with over twenty craft studios, tea rooms, walled art garden, tudor rose garden, contemporary art gallery and a popular children’s play area only 5 minute by car and a 30 minute walk
Living Coasts - Visit the coastal zoo & aquarium on Torquay seafront to see penguins, seals, puffins, otters, octopus, rays, sea horses & much more only a 20 minute walk away!
Princess Theatre - The Princess Theatre in Torquay, is a 1,500 seat theatre that first opened its doors on Wednesday 7 June 1961. Top of the bill on opening night were Tommy Cooper and Morecambe & Wise. Only a 15 minute walk from us.
Greenway - The National Trust's is the holiday home of the famous and much-loved author Agatha Christie and her family. 20 minute drive from us.
Berry Head - is a National Nature Reserve. This stunning headland, with its iconic lighthouse and Napoleonic Fort, is surrounded by water on three sides it is 20 minutes from Brixham harbour
Torquay Museum - a great family day out in Torquay a great place for World culture and local History about a 25 minute walk or 10 minute bus ride.
South West Coastal Path - we have some beautiful coastal paths to explore right on our door step.
Babbacombe Model Village - Babbacombe Model Village is a miniature village and railway with a on site car park explore the beautiful beaches here to a day out for the whole family or couples alike, a 15 trip by car or bus.
Coleton Fishacre - A 1920s country retreat complete with luxuriant garden by the sea, take a step back into the golden era only a 30 minute drive from us.
Exeter - With beautiful cathedrals, historical buildings, shops, and a canal, stroll around on a sunny afternoon in this character city lots of eateries and cafes to indulge in once you have finished exploring the city, regular trains run to and from Exeter to Torquay every 30 minutes.
Dartmoor - Wild, open moorlands and deep river valleys, with a rich history and rare wildlife, spend hours exploring and walking this beautiful part of Devon only about 30 minute drive from us.