Cockington, South Devon

Cockington, South Devon
  • One of South Devon's most famous and pretty countryside villages located by Torquay and The English Riviera
  • Village leads to Cockington Country Park and some superb countryside walks
  • Top shopping destination
  • Great pub and cafes/tea rooms
  • Easy access to Torquay and The English Riviera
  • Main photo: the centre of Cockington village across the road from the main entrance to Cockington Country Park


Why holiday or weekend break in Cockington?

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


Cockington Country Park

Cockington Country Park. Extremely popular country park in the countryside behind Torquay and The English Riviera coastline. There's a wide range of attractions within the country park including shops, a pub, cafes/tea rooms and a cricket pitch!

There's a reasonable amout of parking available but it's an easy walk from central Torquay.


Cockington Court and Craft Centre

Cockington Court and Craft Centre. Buy glass, metal, slate and jewellery all worked on site from local artisans and retailers. Cockington Court is the old mansion house and the craft centre is housed in outbuildings old and new.


Torre Abbey

Torre Abbey is situated to the east of Cockington between the village and Torquay Harbour. It's one of the best museums and art galleries in Devon and the Westcountry.


Torquay Harbour

From Torre Abbey, walk east to the centre of Torquay. Walk along Torquay Princess Pier which is part of Torquay Harbour.


Torqay boat trips and ferries

Enjoy Torquay Ferries and Boat Trips from Torquay Harbour.

We'd recommend taking a ferry to Brixham and then walking back on the South West Coast Path.


Living Coasts

Living Coasts overlooks Torquay Harbour. Brilliant coastal zoo popular with families.


Beaches near Cockington

The English Riviera coastline is lined with beaches. Head to Paignton Beach from Cockington.


Walking near Cockington

See our Torquay South West Coast Path Walk listing for further info.


Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoo is a short drive from Cockington. It's a big place so spend a day at the zoo!