This traditional but thriving seaside town is set on Devon’s English Riviera Coast. It is known for its iconic palm trees, busy harbour, and sandy beaches. Torquay is located within a designated UNESCO global geopark and is the perfect place to spend some time on Your Devon Escape. Whether you are looking to buy a property to let out as a holiday home, or simply wanting to visit whilst away, there is so much to see and do.
Take a boat trip from the marina across the bay, admiring the wildlife and stunning views. Book tickets to the Princess Theatre and watch one of the many fabulous performances they have on. Or take a trip on the English Riviera Wheel and check out the wonderful views from height. There are so many activities to enjoy during your stay.
The town is known for its array of continental style cafes, restaurants, and cocktail bars. Try a cocktail at Twenty1, or treat yourself to a Michelin star dinner at The Elephant. With a selection of establishments in all price ranges, you will sure find something delicious to take your fancy.
For those wanting to try out a water sport, get in touch with Torquay Water sports for a rib ride or sailing trip across the bay. If you are fancying something a bit more relaxing, head to one of the wonderful beaches in the area, including Oddicombe, Meadfoot and Torre Abbey Sands.
In addition to the water sports and beautiful beaches, the town has endless options for family fun. Spend the day at Babbacombe Model Village, with its four acres of award-winning gardens and hundreds of model scenes. Step back in time in the caves at Kents Cavern and learn about the Stone Age. Or wander back the Queen Victoria’s reign and visit the Victorian streets with Blacksmiths and tailors hard at work at Bygones. There are many options for a fun and different day out in this lovely town.
Whether you are looking to buy a property to let or fancy a day out, Torquay is one to not miss for Your Devon Escape.
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