Torquay is a seaside resort on the north end of Torbay which is also known as "The English Riviera" on the south coast of Devon. This whole stretch of coast is renowned for it's beaches.

Torquay has a wide selection of shops including the main chains and independent retailers. The harbour near the town centre offers a selection of shops, cafes and a marina. At night you have a variety of restaurants, pubs, bars, cocktail venues and clubs.

Princess Theatre and the International Riviera Centre provide a year-round calendar of events.


Why not check beaches nearby as we have 8 beaches around Torquay, 96 beaches in Devon, or have a look at our list of Devon dog friendly beaches, or even our United Kingdom Blue Flag beach list.

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Want some ideas on where to visit?

Every favourite location must be visited for the first time. Want some ideas, why not check out the below small selection of coastal locations, including beaches, activities, things to see and do, places to stay and eat:

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    Babbacombe Beach

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    Redgate Beach

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    Oddicombe Beach

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    Torre Abbey Beach

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    Meadfoot Beach

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    Ansteys Cove Beach

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    Torquay Pier

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    Torre Abbey

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    Watcombe Beach

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    Maidencombe Beach

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    Torquay Museum

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    Living Coasts

Some more locations in Devon