Torquay is the largest of the three towns that make up Torbay, namely Paignton, Brixham and Torquay. This area of coastline is referred to as the "English Riviera". In the height of summer it is easy to see why. The outside cafe atmosphere of people sitting outdoors, the palm trees and warm weather and the beautiful blue sea and sandy beaches could create the illusion of being somewhere on the Mediterranean.
Many of the beaches in Torbay have won awards. In total there are 20 beaches along 22 miles of coast. The photographs shown here are from Torquay, a bustling and vibrant resort that in the full summer season resembles something more of the South of France than a coastal resort in England. The outdoor seating of the cafes and restaurants and the well tended gardens and palm trees definately have something to do with the overall effect.
The marina at Torquay is a beautiful sight and a hive of activity. The main beaches around Torquay are Ansteys Cove, Babbacombe Beach, Corbyn Head, Livermead Beach, Meadfoot Beach, Oddicombe Beach and Torre Abbey Sands which is Torquays largest and busiest beach.
The big upside of Torbay, and having three towns all within a short distance of each other, is the beautiful countryside, the fantastic beaches and the knowledge that even if it rains you can always find something to do. Highly recommended. A wide range of top quality theatres exist in Torbay, perhaps the most well known being the Princess Theatre
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