Torquay the Queen of The English Riviera – South Devon’s beautiful bay

The Westgate, Torquay is a great place to stay to explore what’s on offer in Torquay and The English Riviera, whether you want to get about by foot, car, bus, boat or train… it’s all in reach!


Torquay, known as the Queen of The English Riviera, is town full of character, shaped by the crème de la crème of Victorian society, swaying palm trees, its warm micro-climate, stunning natural coastal beauty and maritime history.

Top Seaside Destination

Torquay has been Trip Advisor’s top seaside destination in England for two years running. It’s all here from beaches and boats to shopping. We also have  a purple flag for the safety of our nightlife.

The English Riviera has more attractions than any other resort in the UK and is also a UNESCO Global Geopark  that you can explore along the South West coast path.

The Westgate Top Seaside Destination Torbay

Great Events and Restaurants

There are great events to enjoy including the spectacular Torbay Air show and Brixam pirate festival

Getting out on the water is what our visitors love to do, and there is a great selection of boat trips.  You will be spoilt for choice of great places to eat with local food and fresh fish to enjoy on England's Seafood Coast with fish being landed daily at Brixham.

Torbay restaurants


Torquay is the birthplace of crime writer Agatha Christie, and hosts the  International Agatha Christie Festival. What better day out than to take the steam train to Agatha Christie's home, Greenway. If you like houses, there's Torre Abbey historic house and gardens to explore just across from The Westgate.

There's also cinemas, theatres with top shows, nightclubs, casino, tennis courts, golf, crazy golf , bowls,  boat trips, gardens, Kents Cavern prehistoric caves, Model Village, Cockington Village, Paignton Zoo, and of course the fabulous sea and harbour with its wealth of activities and good shopping.

Torquay Attractions


The warmest of welcomes awaits you on the English Riviera in the Torbay towns the towns of Torquay, Babbacombe, Paignton and Brixham

Further afield you can explore the glorious south Devon coastline, Dartmoor National Park, Exeter & Plymouth.