English Riviera

Torquay Bridge

Torquay nestles on seven hills overlooking Tor Bay. The vivid colours of its sub-tropical plants and trees, the mild climate and hours of sunshine make it truly "The English Riviera".


There is something for everyone, live Theatres, Cinemas, Museums, Golf Courses, the Dart Valley Steam Railway, pre-historic Kents Cavern, Babbacombe Model Village and the picturesque village of Cockington. In addition Torquay has many Restaurants, Clubs and smart shops and boutiques.


Please visit Torquay.com and The English Riviera for more information about Torbay and the surrounding area.


Torbay consists of 3 very different towns, Brixham with it's historical harbour, Paignton is the family resort with sandy beach and Torquay, famous for Agatha Christie and its Marina and Harbour.

There are lovely coastal walks and at night the coastline is aglow with lights.


For the more energetic you can swim from many safe beaches, sailing, water skiing, wind surfing, fishing, tennis and bowls. At the English Riviera Centre there is a leisure pool, squash, bars and restaurant, plus entertainment.


There is also much more to be seen and enjoyed a little further afield, including Dartmoor, Dartmouth, Plymouth and Exeter.


View our Eating Out Guide for local restaurants.