Torquay Holiday Cottages
Did you know...a Torquay hotel inspired the British comedy Fawlty Towers?
Blue Flag beaches and a warm year-round climate have enticed visitors to indulge in Torquay holidays for decades. Famed as the birthplace of Agatha Christie, Torquay continues to charm guests of all ages year after year. Nicknamed the ‘English Riviera’ by the Victorians, the Torquay holiday combines relaxed family cafes and restaurants, all-weather attractions and a lively nightlife – with Blue Chip’s Torquay holiday cottages truly promising something for everyone.
- Torquay has nine sandy beaches and coves
- Torquay is so mild that it has palm trees
- Family attractions include Babbacombe Model Village and the Princess Theatre
Torquay Tourist Information
The English Riviera’s continental-style charm, dazzling sea views and mild temperatures have long made Torquay holidays a firm favourite. Torquay’s waterfront forms the town’s hub, and merges the past and present as uniquely as the town itself. Visitors to Blue Chip’s Torquay holiday cottages can admire stunning, unaltered sea views, visit the nearby family attractions or relax in the waterside bars.
Agatha Christie fans can follow in the crime author’s footsteps by completing the Agatha Christie Mile, a walk incorporating Torquay landmarks relevant to her life and work.
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Beach Holidays in Torquay
Torquay is situated on the south coast of Devon and boasts a string of stunning, well-kept beaches ideal for families. With three of the many beaches in Torquay holding Blue Flags and many of them lifeguarded, beach holidays in Torquay are set in a child-friendly environment where the whole family can relax. Many of Torquay’s beaches are easily accessible both by car and on foot, with convenient car park and toilet facilities.
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Eating Out in Torquay
When it comes to eating out during Torquay holidays within any season, the many choices are guaranteed to please. Torquay is home to an impressive range of family-friendly cafes and restaurants, internationally-inspired cuisine and of course, award-winning fish and chips. Torquay’s seafront and harbourside are scattered with a broad selection of eateries, with West Country produce and local seafood available in many.
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Dog Friendly Holidays in Torquay
A large number of Blue Chip’s four and five star Torquay holiday cottages are suited to dog friendly holidays, welcoming dogs on your holiday. Dogs are permitted on many of the beaches throughout Torquay, including Babbacombe, Livermead and Meadfoot beaches to name afew. The country park in the medieval village of Cockington is also a favourite with dog walkers, with outdoor seating at Cockington Court tearooms meaning dog friendly holidays in Torquay can even include a cream tea.
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Torquay Family Attractions
The Torquay Museum is Devon’s oldest and details the town’s colourful history with facts and artefacts ideal for explorers of all ages. Regardless of the weather or season, the wide range of family attractions in Torquay will ensure that the whole family will be entertained during your holiday.
Attractions to choose from during your Torquay holiday include a visit to the miniature world of Babbacombe Model Village, the chance to meet the residents of the Living Coasts coastal zoo, a trip into the prehistoric caves at Kents Cavern or Torre Abbey historic house and gardens. If you’re feeling brave, check out the aerial views from the Hi-Flyer tethered hot air balloon.