Further along the coast from Teignmouth, you will find the much larger and ever popular resort of Torquay, which really does have something to please everyone with day and evening entertainment and a fascinating history.

We visit Torquay a lot from Sandays for all sorts of reasons from a talk at the museum or trip to the theatre to a day spent simply enjoying the place.  It is very accessible by bus, train or car and has an enduring charm that attracts all ages.

Try to fit in a visit to Torre Abbey. Originally founded in 1196 and recently renovated it is a fascinating place with lovely gardens, art exhibitions etc. and all sorts of events.

There are many different districts of Torquay each with their own ambience and history. Babbacombe is a very popular with the lovely Babbacombe Downs, Cliff railway and Model Village and Bygones to name but a few of the attractions.  A walk inland from the sea front to Cockinton Village and craft centre is another favourite of ours. 

During the season (aprox Easter to end of October) boats run regularly from Torquay to Brixham and also to Dartmouth.

For the more active there are plenty of opportunities around the beach and coast including coasteering, water skiing and ringo rides.

To explore “Brunel’s Hidden Kingdom” head to Watcombe and find out about the 12 years that Isambard Kingdom Brunel spent creating his estate and planning his family home. For much of this time Brunel and his family were living in Watcombe and very active in the local life of Torquay.