Torquay Harbourside, Beacon Hill, Torquay, Torbay TQ1 2BG, UK
Living Coasts is a coastal zoo owned by Paignton Zoo as part of the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust, which includes Newquay Zoo. It is a registered charity, and is based around seabirds and other coastal wildlife.
"Living Coasts is an all weather attraction, where there’s plenty to see and do: mingle with the playful penguins, get up close to the otters, octopus and seals, and much more. Visit Penguin Beach to walk with the African and macaroni penguins and catch our entertaining feeding time talks.
Below the decks the fun doesn't stop. With more fascinating habitats and creatures, there are games, activities and panoramic underwater viewing areas for our stunning species..
Open to all, our Living Coasts Café is free entry to non-visitors too, so come in anytime for family friendly, local food and drink with panoramic sea views overlooking the Bay"
The King's Dr, Torquay, Torbay TQ2 5JE, UK
Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens
"Visit Torre Abbey and step back in time, explore the lives of all who lived here for over 820 years at the heart of the English Riviera. Enjoy our impressive permanent art collection and lively programme of contemporary arts events. Visit our beautiful gardens, and whatever the weather, be transported to exotic climes in our Palm and Cactus Houses"
Totnes Rd, Paignton, Torbay TQ4 7EU, UK
Paignton Zoo has over 2,000 animals across 80 acres. Get up close to some of the animal wonders of the world across the specially designed habitats - from the savannah to the wetlands and the tropical forest. Run wild in the play areas or hop aboard the unique Jungle Express train to get even closer to the action.
Paignton Zoo is a registered charity and part of a worldwide network of zoos which cares for and breeds rare species thanks to visitors who help fund the work.
Abbey Crescent, Torbay Rd, Torquay TQ2 5HD
Torre Abbey Sands, Cafes and Restrauants
Torre Abbey Sands and the new Abbey Sands Crescent development where restaurants, cafes and a cocktail bar can be enjoyed within a 10 minute walk.
Torbay Rd, Torquay TQ2 5EZ
Torquay Marina & Harbour
The Marina and Harbour is located within a 15 minute walk where various cafes, bars, restaurants, art galleries and shops can be enjoyed. From the harbour a boat trip to Brixham can be experienced on the 'Western Lady'. Also speedboat trips, standup paddling and other watersports may be booked and experienced.
Torbay Rd, Torquay TQ2 5EZ
Princess Theatre TorquayView on map
Cockington Lane, Torquay TQ2 6XA, United Kingdom
Cockington VillageView on map
Torquay TQ2, United Kingdom
English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark
The English Riviera is a UNESCO Global Geopark listed area and is one of only 7 in the UK. It offers cycling, climbing and kayaking for active visitors and for those wishing to relax and contemplate stunning vistas.
If you really want to get up close and personal to our coastline then why not take a boat trip or one of the great value ferries. If you are feeling more adventurous why not try coasteering, diving, or wild swimming. Our local guides will be happy to take you on the adventure of a lifetime.
If you’re a fisherman then you can either spend the day beach fishing, or tackle some of the larger catches that lay just offshore and you may lucky enough to spot a dolphin!
Back on land the English Riviera plays host to a dramatic section of the South West Coastal Path, the breathtaking landscapes and rare wildlife are perfect for novice walkers and experienced hikers alike. There are also plenty of off-road tracks for keen mountain bikers.
Find out about your ancestors at the prehistoric Kents Cavern, home to Europe’s oldest man. This spectacular attraction also stages underground concerts and plays – a truly unique experience!