Placed in the top 10 for TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards for the second year running, a trip to Torquay is guaranteed to be a fabulous experience!
Our iconic palm trees, busy harbour and international marina could fool you into thinking you were on the Mediterranean. Enjoy long leisurely walks along the pier and promenade and take in the relaxed atmosphere. Make time to walk up the steps of Royal Terrace Gardens and take in the amazing sea views across the bay which are magnificent especially at night, with the lights reflecting onto the sea.
So much to do
With our packed, year-round programme of top shows at the Princess Theatre, or a huge choice of festivals and events, no matter when you come and visit us, you’re bound to find something exciting to do. Watch major sailing events from our waterfront eateries or from a choice of world-class restaurants, or enjoy Torquay’s vibrant nightlife, which includes a variety of pubs, bars, cocktail venues and clubs for all night owls.
Torquay has everything the dedicated shopper needs bringing you the best in retail therapy with a wide choice of recognised national brands and a selection of specialist shops.
There’s so much going on in Torquay that one trip’s never enough. Meet the seals, penguins and otters at Living Coasts, take a sightseeing boat trip around the bay, or discover Torre Abbey and its 800 years of history told through talking statues and animated dinner plates!