Destination guide

Why people love visiting relaxing Torquay

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Torquay. This city's golfing, surfing and spas attract many visitors, as does its relaxing and welcoming location. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Sightseeing in and around Torquay

Are you looking for attractions to visit during your stay? You'll be sure to enjoy Torquay for its golfing and surfing. Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Torquay a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Torquay Golf Club (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Bellbrae Estate Winery (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Warbird Air Adventures (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Ellimatta Reserve (8 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Thirteenth Beach Golf Links (8.2 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Saint Regis Winery (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Torquay

Travellers enjoy Torquay for its surfing. If you're planning a holiday around the weather, February, January, March and December are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 24°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Torquay

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Torquay is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bell's Beach (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Point Addis Marine National Park (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Coogoorah Park (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Anglesea Surf Beach (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Jirrahlinga Koala and Wildlife Sanctuary (9.8 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Lake Connwarre (10.1 mi / 16.3 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Torquay

The nearest airport is in Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon), located 22.7 mi (36.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), which is 52.3 mi (84.2 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Torquay?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,026 holiday lettings around Torquay. From 808 houses to 99 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a golf-front property in Torquay?

Polish your golf clubs and slip into your fanciest khaki slacks. You'll find a whole lot of holiday rentals near golf courses if you're itching to get away to the green. HomeAway has 241 choices available. Alternatively, you might be interested in trying another style of setting. HomeAway has a great range of options to choose from, including:

  • 191 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 169 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 69 shore-front holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Torquay?

If you're seeking a home away from home for your trip, renting a whole house is a great idea. You and the gang will have plenty of space for all your getaway activities. There are 835 options available on HomeAway. Prices start from £51 a night. If that doesn't fit with your squad's taste, we've got a number of different self-catering accommodation options to choose from, such as:

  • Apartment: 110 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £38 per night.
  • Townhome: 94 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £67 per night.
  • Cottage: 18 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £80 per night.

Can I stay in Torquay in a large group?

It can be hard finding the time to relax with your closest family and friends. A getaway is an excellent opportunity to reunite and unwind. If you were planning to stay together, HomeAway has options. House holiday rentals are the favoured choice for large groups of visitors, with 242 available here. Around the area, the rental properties that can house large groups of guests include:

  • If yours is a party of 8, we offer 544 rental properties appropriate for that size. Spend a night from just £55.
  • If you've got 6 in your squad, you'll be thrilled to learn that there are 510 rental accommodation that are suitable. The starting price is £38 a night.
  • Trying to find rentals to suit 10 people? You'll be pleased to discover we have 268 that'll be perfect. You can get one for as little as £98 a night.

So don't fret! When you travel with us you'll be able to bring your aunt, your cousin and all your besties to Torquay.