Torquay known for its Mediterranean atmosphere - it is the classic seaside resort with a warm climate and palm trees.
Torquay is a place to relax with a drink and watch the yachts and boats moored in the marina.
Torquay has nine beautiful beaches - many with European blue flag awards - Oddicombe - Ansty’s Cove - Corbyn Sands - Meadfoot and Shaldon. Scenic gardens and floral displays - great shopping - a lively nightlife scene with an excellent theatre and several nightclubs. Stay in Torquay or in Babbacombe Bay - Stokeinteignhead - Higher or Lower Gabwell - Maidencombe or further afield - Kingkerswell - Combeinteignhead - Abbotskerswell. Enjoy beautiful Babbacombe where you can take a ride on the cliff railway down to play on Oddicombe Beach - while you are there visit the award - winning Babbacombe Model Village
Places to visit -
Torquay has a new multi-million pound visitor attraction "The English Riviera -Sea Eden it even has a underground education resource - Paignton Zoo's "Living Coasts"- where you can see birdlife and sea mammals above and below the waves - fun for all the family.
For swimming indoors on fumes and slides go to the Riviera Centre.
If its history you want, a mile from Torquay seafront is the idyllic thatched village of Cockington, where you can watch the blacksmith at work - enjoy a cream tea or stroll through the delightful acres of gardens and woodland. www.cockington.co.uk
Torre Abbey is one of Devon’s greatest historic buildings where you can see the Agatha Christie collection.
Britain’s most important Palaeolithic Caves - Kents Caverns right in the heart of Torquay.
Look at bygones from the Victorian age, children love Babbacombe Model Village.
Enjoy a long sandy beach with several nearby coves - Paignton Beach and Goodrington Sands have blue flags. Towering cliffs with spectacular views - sandy beach stretching from Hollicombe Head to the small harbour packed with summer pleasure boats and Torbay's only Pier. Take a seasonal ferry ride from Paignton Quay to Torquay or try a steam train ride along this scenic coast from Paignton to Kingswear where you can catch a ferry over to see the delights of Dartmouth.
Places to visit - Splendid zoological and botanical gardens extending over 70 acres.
Go and see the new style Paignton Zoo. Get wet and wild on fumes and slides at the waterpark of Quaywest.
A busy picturesque fishing Harbour with a maze of multi-coloured cottages in the narrow streets behind. In the Harbour is moored a replica of the Golden Hind. Climb high above Brixham to Berry Head and see the remains of a Napoleonic Fort - here you can enjoy the outstanding panoramic coastal and sea views right across the entire Torbay coastline. St Mary's Bay is where you can find a secluded sand and shingle beach or walk out to Durl Head to enjoy the views over St Mary's Bay - nearest Blue flag beach is at Broadsands.
Excellent choice of top quality hotels - guesthouses - holiday parks - S.C. apartments near the beach -town houses - country cottages and lots of camping and caravan parks are found all over - The English Riviera .
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