Out and about in Torquay

The Southbank Townhouse

Dinning out, in and around Torquay 

we are so lucky to have an amazing aray of bars and restaurants in Torquay and surrounding areas here are just some of our  favourites.

Restaurant suggestions:

The Elephant (fine dining/Michelin star)

The Orange Tree (fine dining)

On the Rocks (stylish modern British dining)

Rock fish (fish restaurant daily catch menu- also one in Brixham)

No7 ( Torquay's no1 Fish restaurant)

Salt water (posh fish and chip, stylish restaurant)

The Drum Inn (country pub style) really worth a day time visit in Cockington

Hole in the wall (quality pub style)

Small world (Tapas)

Junjaow (Thai)

Bianco's/ Amici (Italian- same family restaurant, Amici's is more casual dining)

Elton's (cocktail piano bar)

Claws ( day time café style fish bar in Brixham)

Visit our beaches!

With over 20 stunning beaches around the Bay to choose from grab , some sunscreen and a delicious picnic and explore the delights of the English Riviera.

South West Coast Path The South West Coast Path is the UK’s longest National Trail and measures 630 miles in its entirety. Part of the route is the 2.5 miles from Torquay Harbour to Daddyhole Plain. Climb to 200ft above sea level and you’ll reach Daddyhole Plain, a wonderful vantage point allowing you to gaze out to sea.

Occombe Farm

This South Devon working organic farm in is open to the public and visits to the farm are free. Explore the gardens plus their fantastic 2km nature trail, bustling with wildlife and with beautiful views of the surrounding woodland. This farm has plenty for you to do whatever the time of year.

Cockington Court and Park

No visit to Torquay is complete without a visit to the thatched village of Cockington. With its picture-postcard cottages, horse and carriage rides, a historic forge, a court and church and the lakes and woods, this really is a lovely place to visit and is so very quintessentially English.

Berry Head National Nature Reserve A wonderfully scenic place to stretch your legs and enjoy spectacular coastal views. Napoleonic forts, a unique lighthouse, rugged countryside, diverse wildlife and bracing sea air combine to make a memorable and free day out.

Visit Paignton Pier Paignton’s iconic Victorian Pleasure Pier has been entertaining visitors of all ages since the late 1800’s. There’s free entry to Paignton Pier, where the world of gaming, coin-operated amusements, fun children’s rides, bouncy trampolines, mega slides and ten pin bowling .

Torre Abbey Sands

Torr Abbey Sands is only 500 meters walking distance from the Southbank.  It has easy access at a number of points including 2 slopes that allow wheelchair and buggy access. With flat soft sand at low tide and numerous rock pools at the Corbyn Head end of the beach, Torre Abbey beach is one of the best Beaches in Torquay.

Walking the English Riviera

Devon’s beautiful English Riviera is the perfect spot for a truly memorable walking holiday with 22-miles of South West Coast Path at our helm, giving breath taking views and lots of exciting treasures to discover along the way. Whether you enjoy the coast or prefer exploring Devon’s countryside and hidden networks, walkers are welcome.

South West Coast Path The English Riviera has a total of 22 miles of coastline – all of which can be discovered on the South West Coast Path, which runs along South Devon’s beautiful bay between Maidencombe to Sharkham Point beyond Brixham in the south. Keep an eye out for the Bronze Acorns on the pavement!

Agatha Christie Mile You can retrace the steps of the world’s best-selling author along Torquay’s seafront beginning just a few minutes walk from Southbank Townhouse. The Agatha Christie Mile takes you to some of the places that were inspirational in her life and works and includes seven unique plaques to find along way

Oddicombe Beach, truly is a year round destination for locals and holiday makers alike, whatever time of year you choose to visit this magical little beach you’re sure to have a great day. Take a fun ride down to this beautiful Blue Flag beach on the wonderful Babbacombe Cliff Railway.