It’s not hard to see why Torquay has been nicknamed the English Riviera. With balmy summer weather, miles of tropical blue coastline and some spectacular cliff-top settings, the Devon seaside town has long been a go-to holiday destination in the UK.
As well as some of the best beaches and coastline on the south coast, Torquay is packed with activities and days out – from prehistoric cave networks, sprawling country parks, recreated Victorian street scenes and the UK’s largest outdoor water park, there’s genuinely something for everyone. On top of that, Torquay has a vibrant arts and culture scene, with several immersive theatres and a range of cinemas. And our Torquay hotel is in the thick of it all, a short walk from the train station and overlooking Torre Abbey Sands and out to the English Channel.
As befits a bustling seaside resort, Torquay has an impressive eating out scene covering everything from award-winning fish and chips, build-your-own-burger bars, independent cafés and even a Michelin-starred restaurant. And the nightlife scene is just as vibrant, with traditional pubs packed with real ales and craft beers, cool cocktail joints, relaxed beach bars and several impressive nightclubs.