Torquay is the largest of the three towns, which make up the popular tourist region of Torbay. Affectionately known as the English Riviera, Torquay is renowned for its excellent climatic conditions.
Torbay has over 22 miles of coastline to explore and the main Torquay beach, Torre Abbey sands is just a short walk from the popular harbour side. Also located in the harbour area is the tourist information office and Princess Theatre. The English Riviera centre is within easy walking distance of Kingston House and for tourists who like to shop the main town centre shopping complex is accessible on foot.
Popular entertainments in Torquay include Living Coasts (discover life by the sea), Kents Cavern prehistoric caves, ten pin and crown green bowling, water sports, Torquay United Football Club, Torquay Athletic Rugby Club and Torquay Cricket Club. The main Torquay cinema is located in Abbey Road part of the town centre shopping region.
For nights out Torquay has a diverse range of night clubs and music bars located throughout Torquay, Babbacombe, Paignton and Torbay. During the summer months regular entertainments include the Torquay regatta, tall ship races, power boat racing, fire work displays, Red Arrows display team and the traditional sea side fun fair which visits Torquay sea front.