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About Torbay - The English Riviera - Our Beautiful Bay!

Along the South Devon coastline of Torbay you will find the beautiful, English Riviera comprising interesting and distinctive resort towns of Torquay, Babbacombe,  Paignton and Brixham that offer something for everyone, all year round! From delicious, local food and drink, quality, comfortable and convenient accommodation, to an unrivalled number of family friendly attractions; from a famed Agatha Christie connection to breathtaking coastal vistas, there’s so much to see and do, making the English Riviera the perfect destination for a short break or your family holiday.

Whenever you visit the English Riviera and Torbay, you’ll always find a busy calendar of fantastic events and festivals both on and off the water! Notable events include the Agatha Christie Festival in September which plays host to a week long celebration of the author’s life and times with plays, guided tours and murder mystery entertainment throughout Torbay; while our Spring-time Walking Festival offers the chance to explore the English Riviera’s unique coral coast.

Throughout Torbay and The English Riviera you will find lots to do, to visit and to enjoy all year round! From delicious, local food and drink, historic inns, 'state of the art' night clubs and bars, offering the very latest in sound, to an unrivalled number of family friendly attractions. Torbay also welcomes students of English as a foreign language.

It's great for locals too! There's always something on. Live music virtually nightly throughout the year, packed theatre diaries at all our local venues, great deals at our local night clubs, a wide variety of pubs offering great food, and loads of family days out on offer!

Take a few minutes to watch these videos of our wonderful Bay!

Thanks to:
The English Riviera Tourism Company image archive and to their many contributors for some images on this site.
The English Riviera Tourism Company for their 'South Devon's Beautful Bay' video
Metronomy for 'The Bay' video.