There’s always been something of a continental feel to Torquay, especially in the summer when cafe tables spill outside into the sun and palm trees line the roadsides, so it makes the perfect setting for the annual continental market. The town welcomes our French neighbours for most bank holiday weekends and the seafront fills with shoppers after something different.
Stalls include all the usual mouth-watering foods and delicacies, (don’t have lunch before you go – the crepes will not be resisted) as well as crafted gifts, scented soaps, toys and plants. If you’re on holiday during market time it makes a great place to stock up on gifts for those back home (although you won’t be able to convince them they’re authentic souvenirs from Devon...), and better yet, if you’re self-catering you’ll have a great excuse to sample the wares.
The continental market has become one of the summer’s highlights over the last few years, and as it takes place on the seafront it’s just a short stroll from the harbourside cafes and restaurants. There’s something for all ages too, so it’s well worth strolling out to browse the many stalls if you’re in the area during one of its visits.