Beautiful Torbay

A family-friendly resort with attractions & beaches galore

Torbay Rise sits in the heart of Torbay – dubbed the English Riviera thanks to the plentiful beaches and palm trees lining the shore. Here a trio of towns are packed with activities, restaurants and sights. 

Those three towns have distinct characters. Torquay encircles an atmospheric old harbour. Paignton lines up alongside a sweeping beach and a historic pier. Appealing Brixham stacks up behind its bustling fishing port.


And linking the three are 22 miles of coast, dotted with an incredible 20 beaches. Ferries shuttle across the bay. Yachts head out to sea. Fishing boats bring your supper home. From wide stretches of sand to intimate coves, in Torbay there’s always more shore to explore. 

And you can do it all right from Torbay Rise’s door.

From fine dining to fish n’ chips

Food & Drink 

Torbay has it all – from the Michelin-stared Elephant restaurant, to two family-friendly Rockfish bistros. From gastropub food at the Cary Arms, via the latin-chain Las Iguana’s to top sea-view cream teas at Angel’s. And then of course, there are endless al fresco ice creams. 

Explore & Discover


Paignton Zoo delights families with its 2500 animals – everything from cheetahs and crocodiles to gorillas and giraffes. Meet your stone age ancestors as you explore underground at Kent’s Cavern. Or delight in the wacky Babbacombe Model Village - home to 13,000 mini people, 420 tiny homes and a corking collection of puns. 

Things to do
Coastal and Country

Local Walks

Torbay’s 22 miles of shore make up a cracking stretch of the mighty 630-mile South West Coast Path - you’re rewarded with fine views whichever way you walk. You could go to Brixham’s Berry Head Nature Reserve to spot guillemots galore. Or take a peaceful stroll around the 450 historic acres at Cockington Village and Country Park.