Torquay's coastline is affectionately named the English Riviera and, while it rarely matches its French counterpart in terms of the weather, the mild sunny climes, swaying harbourside palms and promenades have attracted visitors since the golden era of seaside holidays over a century ago.

    Today, there's a smarter side to this famous party destination. Its proximity to the sea and fishing boats have prompted several top seafood restaurants to open along the waterfront, while there's also a thriving sailing community with international regattas held around the nearby bays annually. Alternatively, you can dive into Torquay's natural history at the Living Coasts Marine Zoo & Aquarium.

    Where & what to eat in Torquay

    • 10 Best Restaurants in Torquay

      The best restaurants in Torquay have a common theme of using seasonal, local, and farm-fresh ingredients. This owes much to the glorious surrounding Devonshire countryside and easy access to fishing along the English Channel. From fine dining to award-winning fish and chips and everything in between, Torquay will surprise you with top-quality artisan dishes in a lovely...

    Where to shop & what to buy in Torquay

    • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Torquay

      The best places to go shopping in Torquay include the town’s main shopping streets which can be found a little further inland. Today’s visitors come to Torquay, for the most part, for its glorious bay. Together with Paignton and Brixham, Torquay forms part of the English Riviera. This attractive stretch of the Devon coastline has been a perennial favourite with...

    Where to go & what to do at night in Torquay

    • 9 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Torquay

      Torquay’s nightlife entertainment is just as varied and high quality as its dining scene, whether you’re looking for a leisurely cocktail or a full-blown music concert. This city on England’s south coast is home to a variety of world-class attractions, counting some of the region’s best night-time venues. Families will find plenty to do around Torquay Harbour...

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