The English Riviera is set around Tor Bay, South Devon, one of the most beautiful bays in Europe, and includes the three towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham.


There are direct motorway, rail and air links to the English Riviera. It is only 191 miles from London and 185 miles from Birmingham with the M5 motorway reaching Exeter from the Midlands, London and North. The new South Devon Link route now brings the motorway network right to the heart of Torquay


Torquay has excellent mainline train services from Exeter, London Paddington, Birmingham and the North.

Ferries from Europe serve Poole, Southampton, Portsmouth and Plymouth. Delivery and collection can be arranged for overseas competitors via the Yacht Club.

There are national and international flights into Exeterand Bristol airports.


As one would expect in a major holiday resort, Torbay has an unrivalled selection of accommodation. There is an abundance of self catering, B&B’s, budget, three-star and four-star hotels, many of which have views overlooking Torbay. The English Riviera Tourist Office will be pleased to assist you with your accommodation  on 01803 296 296

The English Riviera has one of the most agreeable climates in Britain. The long warm summers and mild winters combined with an east-facing Bay, create a haven for palms and other sub-tropical plants. Sunlight hours exceed the national average.


Facilities in Torquay are excellent as might well be expected in a major holiday resort. There are a vast number of hotels,pubs, restaurants with plenty of nightlife. There are good beaches and Torbay prides itself on the cleanliness of the water. The town of Torquay has all the facilities of a busy town, with excellent shopping and places of interest, details of which can be obtained from the local Tourist Office www.englishriviera.co.uk  Sporting activities are catered for, in particular bowls, tennis, golf, horse riding and water sports. There are also excellent coastal walks.