There are three main towns around the bay: Torquay in the north, Paignton in the centre, and Brixham in the south. Renowned for its healthful climate, the bay earned the nickname of the English Riviera.
Tor Bay itself is a fine natural harbour and home to a host of maritime events all year round, and due to the mild climate Torbay Palm trees are a common sight along the coast.
Torbay has lots of attractions for all the family, lots to see and do, like, Living Coasts, Kents Caven, Compton Castle, Oldway Mansion, The Golden Hind, Riviera Centre, Pirate Golf, Occombe Farm, Paignton Pier, Babbacome Model Village, Torre Abbey, Greenway, Cockington Village, Bygones, Dinosaur World and many more....
Splashdown Waterpark A great day out for family and friends. There is something for everyone to enjoy - from big kids to little ones - with some of the UK´s most exciting flume rides and some of the English Riviera´s most spectacular views, right next to Goodrington Beach it´s a winning combination!
The Inn on the Quay is located right on Goodrington Sands Beach, a family friendly eatery pub which is part of the Brewer´s Fayre chain, with plenty of outside seating. After a major refurbishment in 2010 it is now a Premier Inn as well.
The Waterside Inn & Restaurant is only 50 metres away from Blue Waters Holiday Apartments, where you can enjoy a meal in the dining area or on the patio with umbrellas to shade you from the summer sunshine. Complete your meal with a choice wine or a real ale if preferred.
is on the border between Goodrington and Paignton and is home to thousands of amazing animals and plants. Visit the desert, cross the savannah,
explore the forest and trek through the tropics. Use your senses to discover the wild world: look around, listen
out - you will even need your sense of smell! It is a great day out for everyone.
Through our website we hope to offer everything you may wish to know about visiting the Zoo, as well as a wealth of information about our habitats and animals.
Torquay´s Dinosaur World is an exciting indoor exhibition that brings dinosaurs and their worlds to life! You´ll see amazing life-size and scaled dinosaurs each detailed with up to date information so you can learn about these amazing creatures: Can you imagine what life was like when these monsters roamed the earth?
Will you get up close and personal with a Triceratops and touch its horns, creep past the enormous Parasaurolophus, touch the giant hairy spiders or brave the scary Jurassic Park scene?
Have you ever wanted to be a Palaeontologist? Why not have a practice in one of our excavation sites! Carefully brush through desert sand and discover a whole host of fossilised teeth, claws and bones! What will you find?
Have you ever wanted to be a Dinosaur Expert? Take part in our fun family quiz to explore the exhibition for the answers and we´ll give you a special Dinosaur Expert Certificate!
And don´t forget for those who are brave enough you could sit on a deadly dinosaur, or even put your head in the jaw of one of these fearsome creatures!
Whether you have little dinosaur fans, or even big ones, there´s something for everyone to get their teeth into!
You can pick up the coast path to Brixham here at Goodrington Sands Beach, after about 300 metres you come to Saltern Cove, a site of special scientific interest and a local nature reserve, then after about 1.5Km you arrive at Broadsands, a blue flag beach. A short distance on from Broadsands you get to the pretty beach of Elberry Cove, where the path then goes through woods before emerging at the edge of Brixham harbour, with it's imposing breakwater and on into the centre of Brixham.
Sea Shore Centre - At The Seashore Centre we are trying to unlock the box to reveal this great jewel. The Centre, which is located very close to the beach, Goodrington Sands in Paignton, is equipped with: a Rockpool Zone with seawater tanks displaying marine wildlife - interactive displays about the seashore - a video microscope for examining finds - a classroom space for group sessions.
Goodrington Boating Lakes - The home of pedal power swan boats or motorised bumper boats. Why not take to the water in one of our swan or bumper boats.
Go Karts ~ Experience the fun of racing at our Goodrington track: - 2 seater racer - Family Karts, for smaller children (accompanied by adults) - Grand Prix Karts for the racing novice - "Bullit" for the fast and furious race.
, Torquay's Coastal Zoo, is a unique, world class aquatic visitor attraction, focusing on the conservation of coastal and marine life around the globe. It has been developed by Paignton Zoo, with financial support from
the South West Regional Development Agency and the European Regional Development fund.
Living Coasts is situated right on Torquay's harbourside and is easy to find - just look out for the big net!
is one of the most important Palaeolithic caves in Northern Europe and the oldest recognisable human dwelling in Britain.
It holds beautiful and spectacular geological formations and significant prehistoric finds, some over 700,000 years old.
The area comprising modern Torquay has been inhabited since paleolithic times. Hand axes found in Kents Cavern date to 450,000 years ago.
Kents Cavern is situated in the heart of Torquay on the beautiful south coast of Devon.