Destination guide

The friendly area of English Riviera awaits your stay

The ocean views and countryside create a pretty picture of English Riviera. Travellers to this welcoming city praise the golfing, sledging and zoo. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in and around English Riviera

Do you want to find things to do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes English Riviera a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Paignton Zoo (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Woodlands Leisure Park (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Living Coasts (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Babbacombe Model Village and Gardens (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Torquay Golf Club (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • S W Coast Path (8.5 mi / 13.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in English Riviera

Travellers appreciate the beautiful ocean views and pristine countryside, which is just a taste of what English Riviera has to offer. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, English Riviera is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Greenway House and Garden (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Goodrington Sands Beach (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Paignton Beach (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Preston Beach (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Torre Abbey Sands (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Berry Head (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around English Riviera

The nearest airport is in Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.), located 24.4 mi (39.3 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer to travel by train, Paignton Station, Totnes Station and Torquay Station are the main stations in the area.

How many holiday rentals are available around Torbay?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,664 holiday lettings around Torbay. From 346 houses to 440 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 seaside property in Torbay?

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside... said... well, everyone. Find the ideal shared setting for your posse and you'll be well on your way to some well-deserved beach bliss! HomeAway has 410 beachside holiday rentals to pick from. Looking for a different atmosphere? See if any of our other properties tick your boxes. Our selection here includes:

  • 311 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 264 rural holiday accommodation options.
  • 229 town holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Torbay?

If you're after a home away from home for your upcoming trip, renting a house is a great idea. You and your group will have ample space for all manner of holiday activities. There are 663 options available on HomeAway. Prices start at £60 a night. If that doesn't suit your posse's taste, we have a range of different self-catering accommodation options to pick from, such as:

  • Cottage: 534 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £49 per night.
  • Apartment: 460 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £40 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 85 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £35 per night.

Can I stay in Torbay in a large group?

Nothing beats reuniting with old friends or spending a few nights with your beloved relatives in a sensational new locale. And the best thing, HomeAway has options to suit. House holiday rentals are the favourite option for large groups of visitors, with 167 featured here. Rental options around this area that are suitable for large groups include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we have 738 rental properties ideal for that size. Spend a night for as little as £32.
  • After a holiday property for 8 guests? We have 274 that will be perfect. You can get one for as little as £67 a night.
  • Trying to find places for rent suitable for 5 people? You'll be happy to discover we have 262 that'll be ideal. You can book one from just £32 a night.

So don't fret! When you book with us you can bring your mom, your grandpa and all your besties to Torbay.