Torquay, South Devon

Torquay, South Devon

Beautiful, fascinating town overlooking Tor Bay. Great base from which to explore The English Riviera

Torbados is superb. Visitor attractions, boat trips, watersports, restaurants and views. The coast heading east of the town centre is particularly impressive.


Why holiday or weekend break in Torquay?

To help you choose Torquay, we've listed some of the local attractions below.


Tor Bay

Remarkable bay running from Thatcher's Rock and Hope's Nose in the north around to Berry Head in the south. The bay is lined with the bustling towns Torquay, Paignton and Brixham.


Torquay Marina and boat trips

Torquay Marina is a great place to people watch. We'd also recommend taking a boat trip out to sea. Ferries run across Tor Bay to Brixham. There's also the famous sea cruise to Dartmouth.


Living Coasts

Superb coastal zoo overlooking the New Harbour and Marina.


Torre Abbey

One of the best museums and art galleries in the Westcountry.


South West Coast Path

Take the ferry across Tor Bay from, say, Torquay to Brixham and then walk the South West Coast Path from Berry Head to Thatcher's Rock and Hope's Nose. It's easy walking. Great, long day out with kids.


Kent's Cavern and the English Riviera Geopark

Kent's Cavern is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the UK. It's set within an internationally important Geopark.


Restaurants, pubs and cafes

Restaurants. The Grand Hotel. Rockfish. The Elephant. Number 7 Fish Bistro. The Imperial Hotel. Pier Point Restaurant & Bar.

Pubs. Cary Arms. The Drum Inn. Harvester Pub & Grill.

Cafes. Living Coasts Cafe. Torre Abbey. Meadfoot Beach Cafe. Anstey's Cove Cafe. Offshore (cafe/bat by Torquay Marina).

Fish & chips. Harbour Fish Cafe & Takeaway. Rockfish.



Anstey's Cove.

Hope's Nose Beaches.

Meadfoot Beach.

Beacon Cove.

Torre Abbey Sands.

Paignton Beach.

Goodrington Sands.

Broadsands Beach.

Elberry Cove.

Churston Cove.

Brixham Breakwater Beach.



Ski West Watersports. Torquay Wind and Surf Centre. Anstey's Cove Kayak Hire. Torquay Stand Up Paddle Surfing and Kitebuggying School.


The English Riviera

From Torquay, explore Babbacombe, Paignton and Brixham. We'd also suggest heading further afield to Shaldon/Teignmouth on the Teign Estuary, Dartmoor/Kingswear on the Dart Estuary and Salcombe/East Portlemouth on the Kingsbridge Salcombe Estuary.