Torbay is known as the English Riviera and with good reason.
The resort enjoys some of the finest weather in England and is an area of great natural beauty. Situated within the stunning, rolling hills of South Devon, Torbay’s geology has created the beautiful coastline of today.
Palm trees and other tropical plants thrive and there are many beaches and small sandy coves to enjoy.
Torquay stands on the hills overlooking the harbour. Palm trees, yachts and waterskiers give the place an almost Mediterranean feel in summer.
Torquay’s waterfront is the focus of life in the town. Here you’ll find the palm-lined promenade, seafront gardens, a lively harbour and an international marina.
Torquay was Agatha Christie’s hometown and Torquay Museum houses an exhibition dedicated to her life and work. A visit to her home Greenway is possible by road to Kingswear or by boat from the River Dart.
Paignton’s beaches are the best in the Torbay area.
For those with young families, there’s nothing better than arming yourself with a bucket and spade and decamping there for the day.
Gently shelving sands, multi-coloured beach huts, backed by a broad swathe of lawn and general flatness, make it ideal for young families.
Life in Brixham centres around the harbour, where we’re reminded that this is still a busy, working fishing port and part of that fresh catch the fishermen are unloading will probably arrive on your dinner table tonight.