The Local Area

Torquay is part of the stunning English Riviera.

The English Riviera is a resort in the truest sense of the word, attracting visitors of all ages and interests throughout the year. Undergoing a water front regeneration and a number of new attractions in Torquay and accommodation schemes, Torquay has something for everyone and for all ages, at all times of the year!

Torquay has been one of the UK's top holiday destinations since Victorian Times when the gentry promenaded, bathing huts were wheeled down to the beaches and anyone who was anyone had an attractive villa overlooking the sea.

Torbay has topped the charts for the second year in a row with the best beaches in the country, scooping a fantastic 15 awards - more than anywhere else in the country. The prestigious Blue Flag will continue to fly high over Oddicombe, Meadfoot, Paignton, Broadsands and Breakwater this summer. In addition, 11 of the 15 designated bathing waters in Torbay are mentioned as recommended beaches in the Marine Conservation Society's Good Beach Guide.

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