LOCAL TRAVEL GUIDE
Torquay and Paignton, along with the neighbouring fishing town of Brixham, make up the area of Torbay. With its sandy beaches, rocky coves, picturesque harbours, palm trees and mild climate, it’s not really surprising that the area is referred to as the English Riviera.
A longtime popular destination for coastal holidays, Torquay, the birthplace and home of crime writer Agatha Christie, is steeped in history. The town is famed for its situation among seven green hills and boasts fabulous sea views along with palm-lined promenades which lead to the lively harbourside and marina, where there are cafes and boutique shops aplenty.
Paignton is, and always has been, a popular seaside resort attracting families and couples alike due to its scenery, attractions and bustling pier.