Torquay

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. Our favourite part of Torquay is Cockington village, country park and craft centre.

There are several tourist information centres in Torquay which will provide details and sometimes also sell tickets for shows etc.

Babbacombe is a very popular area of Torquay with the lovely Babbacombe Downs, Cliff railway and Model Village and Bygones to name but a few of the attractions.

Torre Abbey is a fascinating place for all ages and well worth a visit. A phased renovation has been underway since 2005 funded by Torbay Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Abbey was originally founded in 1196 and has witnessed, survived and played a role in some epic moments of history. Delightful gardens and palm house.

For the more active there are plenty of opportunities to have a go at some watersports. Some our visitors in August 2013 tried water skiing and ringo rides with Skiwest Watersports, and also Coasteering with the Go Coasteering company and had a great time.