Torquay is a seaside town in Devon, England, part of the unitary authority area of Torbay. It lies 18 miles south of the county town of Exeter and 28 miles east-north-east of Plymouth. There are lovely towns in the general vicinity such as the neighbouring town of Paignton on the west of the bay and the traditional fishing port of Brixham. There are over eight beaches in Torquay, two being awarded European Blue Flag status. Throughout history much has been made of the theraputic nature of the sea, in regards to a better sense of well being.
Renowned for its healthy climate and attractive coastline, the town earned the nickname of the English Riviera and favourable comparisons to Montpellier.
The English Riviera remains to this day with sparkling white buildings perched on the lush green hilltops, beautiful gardens adorn the seafront and elegant Victorian facades line the main streets. Torquay's famous seven hills provide the backdrop to a waterfront scene that matches anything you'll find on the French Riviera. Feel like you are on holiday, everyday.