Torquay has been placed in the top 10 for TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards for the last two years and a visit is certain to be an amazing experience!
Torquay - the quintessential seaside experience!
The swaying palm trees, busy harbour and international marina often reminds you of the Mediterranean. The pier, promenade and marina area are well worth an afternoon of wandering with stops for the odd ice cream, coffee, lunch or dinner. You will also find a walk up the steps of Royal Terrace Gardens to delight in the amazing sea views across the bay to be well worth the effort (admittedly, not that much effort!). The view is also truly glorious at night with the lights reflecting onto the sea and looking across the Bay to the lights of both Paignton and Brixham.
It may face the English Channel, rather than the Med, but the coast around Torquay has long been dubbed the English Riviera; famous for palm trees, piers and russet-red cliffs. At first glance, Torquay itself is the quintessential English seaside resort. But a mild microclimate and a large azure bay have also drawn a smarter set and Torquay now competes with foodie-hub Dartmouth for fine eateries.
Getting to Torquay
Postcode for SatNav: TQ2 5EG