Things to do in Torquay, Devon Attractions, English Riviera, Things to do Torquay | Palace Hotel Torquay
Things to do in Torquay, Devon Attractions, English Riviera, Things to do Torquay | Palace Hotel Torquay

Discovering More about Torquay and the English Riviera in South Devon

The English Riviera starts from Torquay, Paignton and finishes up at Brixham these are all very popular holiday destinations and have played an important part of South Devon tourism since Victorian times.

Torquay has a real continental atmosphere you can relax in the glorious gardens or by the buzzing harbour where you can see stunning views of the spectacular South Devon coastline from the pier. Torquay’s palm tree-lined promenade is the main focus of life in the Torquay town. The town in Devon is a lively hub of activity with its numerous restaurants, cafes and bars, providing a truly Mediterranean feel. With all of these combined help to make this international marina truly magical.

Torquay’s enviable microclimate is also influenced by the Gulf Stream which encourages the tropical plants to flourish and gives this special part of the English Riviera a very distinctive continental feel.

Apart from the array of Torquay tourist attractions, there are no fewer than nineteen South Devon beaches and coves to explore. Dartmoor is also within easy reach as is the lush South Devon countryside, whilst picturesque Sidmouth and Dartmouth provide lovely days out.