Not many people, even some locals realise just how many beaches Torbay has, 3 of them awarded with the Blue Flag, 10 the Seaside Award
Situated on a creek of the River Dart steeped in history and surrounded by beautiful countryside, nestled in the green hills of the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Famous for its mill pond, crab fishing (aka crabbing) and a 1,000-year-old yew tree in the churchyard.
A quite park between Paignton & Torquay which is part of the South West Coastal Path. This park usually has a quiet and peaceful atmosphere as there’s little to do here. The old facilities that were once here have been removed for some reason or other. Now all that’s here are flowers, shrubbery, trees and the remnants of the old gas works.
Once the home of the famous writer Agatha Christie, now owned by the National Trust. It has hardly been touched over the years and offers a glimpse into the private life of the Queen of Crime and her family.
Take a trip back in time and travel on the majestic Dartmouth Steam Railway between Paignton & Kingswear.
I’ve been asked to make a 360º pub guide, so if your wondering what its like inside you’ll find out here. You’ll find a growing list of different establishments appearing as I explore with the camera in & out of Torbay.
There are always some sort of events happening in the bay, especially in the summer. Here’s a list of the ones Im aware of, if I’ve missed any please let me know.
The oldest of the five Parish Churches in Paignton, steeped in history and parts of the building still remain from when it was first built in the Norman 11th century.
A large park only minutes from the town centre, it’s larger than you think with football fields, a play park, skate park, tennis courts, wetland and two ponds. A great place to walk your dog or escape the crowds and chill in the sun.
Whether you’re looking for an afternoon stroll to take you to a beautiful view or a hike. Head to the beach, turn left or right and you’ll be on the South West Coast Path, the longest National Trail in the UK. The heritage, wildlife, geology and scenery along the way are truly inspirational and full of new experiences.