From last-minute breaks to family holidays in Devon, our hotels in Torquay are perfect for UK getaways all year round. Sit back and relax on top beaches in Devon like Babbacombe and Oddicombe, visit popular Torquay attractions like Cockington Court and Torre Abbey and enjoy days out with the kids at Babbacombe Model Village. Whatever you get up to, short breaks in the English Riviera have something for everyone, and our family-friendly hotels have everything you need to rest easy, from our luxurious Hypnos beds to our free Wi-Fi.
Hotels in Torquay
Paignton Seafront (Goodrington Sands)
Paignton South (Brixham Road)
Places like Torquay
Take a look at our hotels in Paignton and our hotels in Exmouth.
Get more out of coastal holidays by extending your stay and exploring other places like Torquay nearby. Our hotels in Paignton are just a 15-minute drive away, and close to top family attractions like Splashdown Quaywest and Broadsands Beach. You’ll love our Exmouth hotels, too, as they’re just a short drive away from popular places to visit like Exmouth Beach and Powderham Castle.
Things to do in Torquay
Visit top beaches nearby
If there’s one thing Torquay is famous for, it’s the stunning beaches surrounding this UK seaside resort. Babbicombe Beach is ideal if you’re looking for dog-friendly beaches in Devon, while Oddicombe Beach is one of the most popular beaches for families in Torquay. Plus, holidays in Torquay wouldn’t be complete without visiting the sandy Torre Abbey Beach.
Explore the great outdoors
Torquay got its nickname as the English Riviera thanks to its stunning coastline and warm climate, so you’ll have plenty of outdoor activities in Torquay to enjoy. Exploring the scenic South West Coast Path is a must if you’re searching for walking trails in Devon, while Torquay Harbour and Cockington Country Park are other popular places to visit in Torquay throughout your stay.
Enjoy days out with the kids
You’ll find plenty of fun things to do in Torquay with the kids during your UK short break. Visit top family attractions like Babbacombe Model Village, ride the Babbacombe Cliff Railway to Oddicombe Beach, and discover underground wonders in the Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves. Plus, with exciting events in Torquay throughout the year, this seaside resort is home to all kinds of entertainment.
What are the nearest train stations in Torquay?
Torquay train station is the town’s main station, and you’ll find it just a 10-minute walk away from Torquay Beach. Other train stations near Torquay include Torre station a five-minute drive away and Paignton station just a 10-minute drive away, so getting around Torquay throughout short breaks in Devon couldn’t be easier.
What are the nearest beaches in Torquay?
Torre Abbey Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Torquay, and you’ll find it right in the heart of the resort near Torquay Marina. Other family-friendly beaches nearby include Babbacombe Beach, Oddicombe Beach and Meadfoot Beach, so you can look forward to plenty of fun days out with the kids throughout Torquay holidays.
What type of beaches does Torquay have?
Some of the best beaches near Torquay are sand and shingle like Babbacombe Beach, some are pebbly like the quiet Beacon Cove, but if it’s sandy beaches that you’re after, then head straight for Torre Abbey Beach. If you’re on holidays with the kids in Torquay and looking for family-friendly beaches, then why not visit picturesque Oddicombe, a popular Blue Flag beach in Devon?
How many beaches are there in Torquay?
You can take your pick from around 20 beaches in Torquay throughout your holidays in Devon, ranging from family favourites like Torre Abbey Sands and Oddicombe Beach, to dog-friendly beaches like Babbacombe Beach, or why not discover scenic spots like Anstey's Cove, one of the most picturesque beaches in the English Riviera?
What are the best places to eat in Torquay?
If you’re looking for great places to eat near the beach, then you’ll love The Belgrave Beefeater near Torre Bay Sands or our Brewers Fayre Inn on the Quay next to Goodrington Beach. Alternatively, why not visit our White Rock Beefeater in Paignton after days out at the Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, one of the top family attractions near Torquay?
What are the best things to do in Torquay at night?
You’ll find plenty of fun things to do in Torquay in the evenings. Visit one of the local nightclubs, enjoy live music events in Torquay or catch a show at the Babbacombe Theatre before enjoying a drink back at one of our local bars.
What family friendly activities can you do in Torquay?
You’ll find all kinds of fun things to do with the kids in Torquay. Visit the Babbacombe Model Village and ride the Babbacombe Cliff Railway – two of the most popular attractions in Devon – before getting a taste of local history at the Bygones interactive museum. Plus, holidays in Devon wouldn’t be complete without visiting Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves.
What outdoor activities can you do in Torquay?
As one of the most popular coastal resorts in the UK, outdoor activities in Torquay have plenty to please. Soak up the scenery by on the South West Coast Path, one of the top walking trails in Devon, explore the popular Cockington Country Park, and tee off at one of Torquay’s golf clubs. Plus, the nearby Paignton Zoo Environmental Park is a must-visit on Torquay holidays.
What indoor activities can you do in Torquay?
Whatever the weather in Torquay, this resort is home to all kinds of indoor activities to keep you entertained. Enjoy days out with the kids at Torquay's Dinosaur World, explore top attractions like Cockington Court and Torre Abbey, and catch Torquay events at the Babbacombe Theatre. Plus, if you’re planning a spa weekend in Torquay, you’ll have some relaxing spots to choose from.