Welcome to one of England’s most scenic regions: the English Riviera. While it may not have the yachts and mansions of the French Riviera or the alpine views of the Swiss Riviera, Torbay is absolutely enchanting… An oasis amongst the peaceful beaches of intriguing southwest England!
Its bay extends for 30 kilometres along the coast and includes the cities of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. Torquay is known as “the queen of the English Riviera”, a touristic beach town with Victorian architecture, characterised by its whitewashed chalets, gorgeous gardens and elegant buildings. This has always been one of the preferred holiday destinations of those seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of London. Paignton, a vibrant little town, is known for its wide, sandy beach, Paignton Pier, the port and its 19th–century theatre. Last but not least is Brixham, a picturesque fishermen’s port, which is the departure point for many of the hikes along the bay. A short distance from Torbay Bay, you’ll find Dartmoor National Park, where you can experience the Cornwall countryside. Visit the charming towns in south Devon and allow yourself to be swept away by the beauty of Torbay whilst recalling the famous mysteries of the area’s most celebrated daughter, Agatha Christie.