Attractions in and Around Torbay


Star of the TV show, "Fish Town", Brixham is one of the UK's busiest fishing ports and the Pirate Capital of the UK, with an annual Pirate and Shanty Festival and the World Record for the largest Pirate gathering.

The State of the Art marina shows a more stylish side of the Town's relationship with the sea and it's a great departure point for a boat trip around South Devon's beautiful Bay.

Brixham's maritime past is celebrated at the Brixham Heritage Museum and on the life-size replica of Sir Francis Drake's Golden Hind.

Nearby Berry Head is one of the most remarkable stretches of coastal path anywhere in the country and a big draw for walkers all year round, with sublime views and the ruins of two Napoleonic forts to explore. It is also a Gateway Visitor Centre for the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark, where you can experience the dramatic landscapes formed over 400 million years.

Brixham Town has plenty of pubs and restaurants, offering a wide variety of culinary fare, or take a fishing trip and catch your own tea. One of the advantages of a Self Catering holiday!

Just along the coast is


Has a good choice of beaches: Preston and Paignton sands and Goodrington Beach are ideal for a family day out, safe swimming, colourful beach huts and proximity to the steam railway. There is a Seashore Centre where all the family can learn about marine life.

Paignton Zoo and the UK's largest outdoor waterslide park are to be found in the Town.

Further still around the Bay is


With its iconic palm trees, bustling harbour and stylish marina, Torquay is a must for a day trip on the ferry from Brixham across the Bay. Boat trips and world class water sports are just two of the attractions of Torquay - Living Coasts is certainly worth a visit as is Cockington Village, a mile from Torquay, which features an acclaimed crafts centre where you can see Blacksmiths and glassmakers at work.

Close to Torquay is

BABBACOMBE                                                                                                                                                           with the highest cliff top promenade in England. There are stunning views of the Bay and the Cliff Railway is one of the oldest in the Country and a great way to descend to the Award Winning Oddicombe Beach, where you can train to Scuba Dive or just keep watch for the dolphins and seals that inhabit the whole of the Bay.

Visit the model village and then call in at Hanbury's for award winning fish and chips.

No visit to Torbay would be complete without a visit to Greenway, Agatha Christies holiday home on the banks of the river Dart. Travel by vintage bus or boat and take in the steam train for a fabulous round robin trip along the seaside railway track.

The county of Cornwall is an hour away, within easy reach for a day or two of exploring the rich heritage associated with the area. 

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