Destination guide

The oceanfront setting of Torquay is ready to explore

The ocean views and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Torquay. Travellers to this welcoming city praise the casino gaming, bars and spas. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Torquay

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that Torquay has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Living Coasts (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Babbacombe Model Village and Gardens (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Torquay Golf Club (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • S W Coast Path (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Paignton Zoo (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Woodlands Leisure Park (9.7 mi / 15.7 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Torquay

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Torquay is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Torre Abbey Sands (0.5 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Meadfoot Beach (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Babbacombe Beach (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Preston Beach (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Paignton Beach (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Torquay

The nearest airport is in Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.), located 19.2 mi (30.9 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, make your way to Torquay Station or Torre Station and explore the city from there.

Where to stay near Torquay?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,093 holiday rentals near Torquay. From 812 Houses to 591 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Torquay for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Torquay?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Torquay. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Babbacombe Beach: 2,789 holiday rentals
  • Torquay Station: 3,047 holiday rentals
  • Bygones Victorian Museum: 2,796 holiday rentals
  • Abbey Sands: 3,009 holiday rentals
  • Torre Abbey: 3,005 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Torquay listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Torquay?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 812 Houses in Torquay. Our other popular types of Torquay holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 591 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 523 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 591 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Torquay?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 309 holiday homes with pool available in Torquay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.