The Local Area

Torquay nightlife

The English Riviera Awaits

The 22 miles of coast that spans the English Riviera encompasses some of the best beaches in the country. The three towns of Paignton, Torquay and Brixham each offer a variety of shops and a wealth of attractions, whatever the time of year or whatever the weather.

Within a short distance you will find the Steam Railway, Quaywest Water Park, Crazy Golf, Paignton Pier, The Apollo Cinema, Paignton Harbour (for boat and fishing trips) and Paignton town centre with its numerous shops, restaurants, bars and caf├ęs.

A short drive away you will also find Paignton’s famous Zoo, Kent’s Caverns, Living Coasts and many, many more attractions. Full details can be found on .

Within an hour’s drive are the historic cities of Exeter and Plymouth, the beautiful port of Dartmouth and the rugged scenery of Dartmoor with its famous ponies and the infamous prison!

Festivals take place throughout the summer in the Bay and children will particularly love Carnival Week, Childrens Week and Regatta Week, with its huge firework display on Paignton Green. Keeping the family entertained here is very easy.

Quaywest water park Paignton


Everything a family could ask for. Long sandy beaches, watersports and a rich variety of sea front attractions. A colourful selection of shops and amusements can all be found within 5 minutes of the seafront.

Paignton Green plays host to several events throughout the year. These events include fun fairs, carnivals, firework displays, shows, music and festivals. Annual events include Torbay Carnival and Paignton Regatta.

Five great beaches including Goodrington Sands where you’ll also find the UK’s only outdoor waterpark and a great selection of activities. Visit Paignton Zoo and embark on a journey of discovery through the world’s threatened habitats.

Also visit Living Coasts in Torquay where you will find free ranging Penguins, free flying birds and playful Seals and much more.

Experience the elegance of Oldway Mansion, the distinctive architecture of Palace Avenue or take a walk along the green coastline of Elberry Cove.

Inland walks, through the lakes of Clennon Valley and the wetlands of Occombe take you through fascinating areas of national importance for wildlife. At night Paignton sea front comes alive with illuminations and is perfect for an evening stroll.

Enjoy a trip on the Paignton to Dartmouth Steam Railway. Running for seven miles along Torbay, the railway runs through wooded slopes to the River Dart to Kingswear where you can board a ferry across the river to Dartmouth.

There is so much to do, not only on the park at Hoburne Torbay, but in the surrounding areas – you will be spoilt for choice!