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
Enjoy a virtual tour of Thatcher Point the closest you can get on land to the mysterious Torbay island Thatcher Rock.
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.
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.
This is one of my favourite views in the bay, especially on a clear day
As a local I like to support the local team and try to get to a game when I can. It’s always a fun afternoon watching the footy with mates or the family.
There are always some sort of events happening in and around the bay, especially in the summer. Here’s a list of the ones Im aware of, plus ones close by. If I’ve missed any please let me know.
Take a walk through Brunel Wood and you’ll stumble across a clearing where this memorial lies hidden away in memory of Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
A hidden gem at the bottom of the babbacombe cliffs, not easily accessible but worth the effort to get down to see a part of Torbay that not even many locals will have been to. It’s a great spot for fishing and If you like climbing there are a wide variety of climbs and climbing styles in the quarry and it’s fantastic for deep water soloing.
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.