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