SAT NAV Postcode: TQ1 2BH
Heading southbound on the M5, continue onto the A38 Devon Expressway at junction 31 just past Exeter. Immediately after Kennford service station the road diverges into the A38 and A380, take the A380 on the left-hand branch, signposted for Torquay.
Continue on the A380 for approximately 15 miles until you see a sign for Torquay A3022, turn left at the traffic lights onto the A3022 (Hamelin Way) and then immediately turn right onto Riviera Way (A3022). Continue on the A3022 until you reach Halfords and Torre Railway Station on your right, bear right at the traffic lights onto Avenue Road following the signs for the Seafront. You will shortly see road signs for the Harbour and Living Coasts which Royal Torbay Yacht Club is opposite.
Continue onto The Kings Drive, past Torre Abbey on your left and you will reach the seafront. Upon reaching the seafront traffic lights, turn left. Continue following the seafront road with the Princess Theatre and the Torquay Wheel (during summer months only) on your right. Continue to follow any road signs for Living Coasts.
After passing the inner harbour you will eventually reach a clock-tower in the middle of a small roundabout. Turn right at the roundabout and follow the road around the side of the inner harbour. The yacht club is located round the bend, past the harbour around 200 metres up the hill on the left. The easiest to spot landmark is Living Coasts, a large black net aviary which is across the road from us.
The closest public parking is Beacon Quay car park, conveniently located opposite the yacht club. The car park is council owned and parking is chargeable 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Payment is cash only, although you can also use a mobile app to park. Users of the mobile app are warned that you must remember to check out of the app when leaving the car park, as you can easily be charged for additional parking time you have not used!
When staying in Torbay for two days or longer the most cost-effective and flexible way to park is to purchase a parking permit from Torbay Council. Permits are purchased online, as they are virtual they can be used immediately. They are valid in most Torbay Council managed car parks in addition to Beacon Quay they provide a great deal of flexibility. Parking permits can be purchased from Torbay Council's website.
If parking is not available in Beacon Quay car park, there are several other car parks situated close by including Meadfoot Road, Harbour and Sheddon Hill. Parking permits are valid in all these car parks with the exception of Harbour.
The closest railway station is Torquay. Inter-city trains from London Paddington run directly to Torquay via the famous stretch of track at Dawlish seafront. When travelling south by train it is recommended to sit on the left-hand side for beautiful views of the sea and the Teign estuary towards the end of your journey!
There are a limited number of direct inter-city trains a day to Torquay each day, it is often easier to change at Newton Abbot onto a local train which is then a short 15-minute journey to Torquay. Trains from the North West of England and the Midlands also run to Newton Abbot.
Torquay station is approximately 25 minutes walk from the yacht club, or you can request a taxi from Torbay Taxis on 01803 211611.