Where to stay around Torbay?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 632 holiday lettings near Torbay. From 218 apartments to 189 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Torbay for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Torbay?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Torbay. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Devon: 5,209 holiday homes
  • Salcombe: 737 holiday homes
  • Dartmouth: 1,500 holiday homes
  • Torquay: 1,397 holiday homes
  • South Hams District: 2,760 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Torbay! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Torbay?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Torbay with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Salcombe: 737 holiday lettings
  • Dartmouth: 1,500 holiday lettings
  • Torquay: 1,397 holiday lettings
  • Sidmouth: 683 holiday lettings
  • Brixham: 1,154 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Torbay?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Torbay. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Devon Cliffs: 1,698 holiday rentals
  • Babbacombe Beach: 1,926 holiday rentals
  • Blackpool Sands: 1,861 holiday rentals
  • Goodrington Sands Beach: 2,074 holiday rentals
  • Devon's Crealy Adventure Park: 1,405 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Torbay listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Torbay also enquired about apartments in Dartmouth, cottages in Bude and holiday homes in Salcombe

Make a holiday apartment in Torbay your home away from home

The beaches of this borough in Devon are a favourite with UK holidaymakers seeking to enjoy a spot of sunbathing. But other than basking there are many activities that visitors taking up residence in Torbay holiday homes can engage in. The English Riviera, as this locale is also known, is known for its cultural festivals, including the one that celebrates one of its most famous residents, acclaimed novelist Agatha Christie. Visitors will find eateries that serve delicious local specialities and lively bars full of friendly locals not far from their Torbay self-catering apartments. Among the features of these places of holiday accommodation in Torbay are WiFi Internet, barbecue facilities and swimming pools.

Things to do

-Beaches: Torbay has plenty of beaches, especially towards the southwest, that invite holidaymakers to lounge and sunbathe or embark on leisurely strolls. It is by far the prettiest bit of coastline in the UK and visitors can admire it from the shore or while sailing the waters in a pedal-powered boat (motorised boats are also available).

-Riviera Centre: Not far from most of the places of holiday accommodation in Torbay is the Riviera Centre, a great place for a day of family fun. There are exciting water slides there for the kids while adults can head to the Bay Brasserie and sip a cool drink as they enjoy magnificent views of the bay. A fitness centre is available here for those who wish to keep up their regime.

-Food and drink: Torbay is lined with seafront bars and pubs where holidaymakers can enjoy their favourite drink while listening to live music. There are also great restaurants such as Rumour which is well known for the quality of the lunches it serves. Some of these eateries are so popular visitors will need to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

-Theatre and cinema: There are number of theatres that tourists staying in self-catering holiday homes in Torbay can conveniently reach to enjoy scintillating plays and musical concerts. On the odd weekend visitors can catch a ballet performance as well. At the Apollo Cinema they can catch the latest movie releases.

-Horse riding: Visitors can enjoy a trot through peaceful moors as they savour the breathtaking scenery of Dartmoor, another one of Devon’s towns. They can embark on trails that lead through dense woodland and become one with nature as they explore the reaches of Devon.

Weather in Torbay

The temperate weather Torbay enjoys is one of its key attractions. During summer it doesn’t get too hot with June, July and August experiencing average highs of not more than 20°C. This makes for excellent conditions for outdoor activity. Autumn sees temperatures descend into the teens and by the end of the year they average at 8°C.

Travel to Torbay

Visitors can get to Torbay via the national railway network. There are three stations in this locale at which they can arrive: Torre railway station, Torquay railway station and Paignton railway station. Torbay is also covered by a network of public bus routes that link this town with nearby towns and cities. While Plymouth Airport used to welcome passengers from London, Manchester and other parts of the UK, it was closed in 2011. This facility was about 24 miles away. But those who would like to fly to Torbay can use Exeter Airport which is 19 miles from holiday accommodation in Torbay. Taxis, rental cars and buses are available to help visitors get to the holiday homes in Torbay.

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)

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)