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Experience a holiday in Torquay and discover why this beach town is known as the “Queen of the Riviera”. Located on South Devon’s stunning coastline, find your Torquay accommodation here.
Why stay in a Torquay holiday cottage?
In the southwest of England, in the county of Devon, sits the beach community of Torquay. It is a portion of the English Riviera, a section of shore that also features the settlements of Brixham and Paignton. The largest of the three towns is Torquay, which is frequently referred to as the "Queen of the Riviera."
The beaches in Torquay are among the city's top draws. The town is home to several beaches, including the centrally placed Torre Abbey Sands, Meadfoot Beach and Ansteys Cove. These beaches provide a range of fun holiday activities, including swimming and water sports.
Places to visit on a Torquay holiday
For anyone travelling to the south-west of England, Torquay is a must-visit location because of its rich history and culture. Find Torquay holiday cottages near all these amazing attractions.
Visit the Torquay Museum, which houses a variety of relics and displays that detail the history of the town. The museum features displays on the renowned people of the town, such as Agatha Christie, who spent a significant amount of time in Torquay. You can even walk the Agatha Christie Mile to visit some of her favourite spots!
You can enjoy a wide range of outdoor pursuits on your Torquay self-catering stay, including cycling and hiking. Torquay is located along the South West Coast Path, which travels through Devon, Dorset and Cornwall's coastline and provides stunning vistas. The region is home to a number of golf courses too, including the historic Torquay Golf Club.
Just outside of Torquay is Babbacombe village. Here you’ll find the amazing attraction Babbacombe Model Village.
Travel just a few miles south of your Torquay holiday let and discover Paignton, well-known for its expansive sandy beach and classic pier. Paignton is also home to Paignton Zoo, perfect for a family holiday day out. Head to Dawlish and see for yourself the beautiful black swan population on the River Exe estuary.
A fishing community, Brixham, is well-known for its scenic harbour and its fleet of "Brixham trawlers," or traditional fishing vessels. Visitors can take a harbour tour and see the fishing boats arrive with their haul.
Enjoy a day trip to Dartmouth, settled on the banks of the River Dart. This stronghold is guarded by the picturesque Dartmouth Castle – a must visit! Choose a boat cruise along the River Dart, or hop over the water to Kingswear, a hamlet home to a scenic harbour.
Torquay holidays are primed for exploration of South Devon’s incredible coast and countryside.
Types of Torquay holiday lets
Find your ideal Torquay accommodation with us at Coast & Country Cottages.Pick a property that you can bring your pet pal too; search on our dog-friendly South Devon cottage page, or our Pets Go Free page.
Discover beautiful cottages by the beach so you’re never too far from feeling the sand between your toes. Or make it an extra special trip with your significant other at a romantic South Devon cottage.
A self-catering Torquay holiday is a great idea for a family get-together at a large holiday cottage, with lots of activities to cater for multi-generational groups.
Book your Torquay holiday today with Coast & Country Cottages, online or over the phone with one of our experts.