In Torquay

Torquay has been voted the UK's number one hotspot for staycations this summer, according to TripAdvisor.

The seaside town was placed first after the site revealed that Torquay had seen the biggest year-on-year increases in searches for domestic travel this summer.

TripAdvisor said: "The small town of Torquay, with its sandy beachespalm trees and harbour full of yachts could easily make you feel like you’re holidaying in the Mediterranean. Get a tan on Torre Abbey Sands, Torquay’s main beach, or Anstey’s Cove to escape the crowds. To keep the kids entertained, join a guided tour of Kents Cavern, a labyrinth of underground passages dating back millions of years, to see some of the earliest tools ever found in Britain and the remains of Ice Age animals."

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Torre Abbey Sands Torquay
Torre Abbey Sands, Torquay

This delectable beach is part of the English Riviera and it lives up to its name with its stunning sands, views and sunshine. This is the main beach for Torquay, being popular with holidaymakers from the surrounding hotels, day visitors and locals.

Torquay Harbour & Marina
Canal / Waterway / Marina
Torquay Harbour & Marina, Torquay, Devon

With almost 1,000 berths available, Torquay Harbour is a well-protected yacht haven with access to some of the best facilities in the Southwest. It’s the ideal base from which to explore the English Riviera’s coast. Torquay Harbour lies on the North shore of Tor Bay and whilst benefiting from an expanding marine leisure industry, Torquay remains a fully commercial and busy little Devonshire port. The Harbour’s also on the fringe of the Town centre giving easy access to shops, restaurants and bars. Haldon Pier to the South and Princess Pier to the West, form the main breakwaters and give shelter to the enclosed harbour facilities.

Ansteys Cove Torquay
Bikes parked at Ansteys Cove, Torquay, Devon

Between Torquay and Babbacombe sits Anstey’s Cove. Quiet, peaceful and incredibly beautiful, this small shingle beach is the place to come if you want to escape the crowds.



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