coastline around Tor Bay is known as The English Riviera
and is famed for its mild climate and great scenery. There
is a vast array of accomodation to choose from and there
are excellent beaches and attractions, making the area
ideal for family holidays.
At the southern edge of Tor Bay is the port of Brixham
which is well worth a visit. There is good walking around
Berry Head and south of Berry Head are the quiet beaches
of St Marys Bay,
Man Sands and Scabbacombe
of Brixham is the quiet cove of Elberry
Cove and then the big family beaches of Broadsands
Sands. Further north still is the big seaside town
of Paignton with its
long sandy beach and promenade pier.
coast stretches north past Hollicombe
Beach and Livermead
Sands to Torquay with its two big popular beaches
Torre Abbey Sands
and Meadfoot Beach.
of Torquay is Babbacombe
with its model village and cliff railway. Further north
on the coast are the quiet beaches at Watcombe
car, Tor Bay is approximately 20 miles from Exeter and
around 30 miles from Plymouth. Take the A38 and A380 from
Exeter or from Plymouth take the A38 and A385.