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Torquay Holiday Park

2 Miles from Torquay
Sleeps 6
Torquay Holiday Park in the stunning landscape of South Devon, offers a delightful mix of facilities and activities tailored to provide a memorable holiday experience.
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4.6

Beverley View

3 Miles from Torquay
Sleeps 6
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Close to the safe sandy beaches and numerous family attractions of the English Riviera, Beverley View offers you a superb base for a fun family holiday.
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4.2

Devon Hills Holiday Park

4 Miles from Torquay
Sleeps 6
Pets 2
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Boasting a lovely valley setting on the doorstep of the ’English Riviera’, this superbly located park sits just 2½ miles from the glorious beaches and bustling town centre of popular Paignton and just 5 miles from Torquay.
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4.5

Primley Meadow

4 Miles from Torquay
Sleeps 6
Primley Meadow is part of our exclusive Bouja Luxury Caravan Breaks Collection. Nestled in glorious rolling Devonshire countryside a luxurious rural retreat awaits.
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4.3

Brixham Holiday Park

4 Miles from Torquay
Sleeps 6
With spectacular views across Torbay, this family owned park, is situated just 150 yards from the shingle beach at Fishcombe Cove and the southwest coastal path.
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Landscove

4 Miles from Torquay
Sleeps 6
Pets 2
Don’t forget your camera when you visit Landscove! Close to the harbour town of Brixham, secret coves and beautiful views abound, with stunning seaside walks along the Devon coastal footpath offering countless sightseeing and photo opportunities.
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Orchard Park

4 Miles from Torquay
Sleeps 2
Pets 2
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Boasting a lovely valley setting on the doorstep of the ‘English Riviera’, this superbly located park sits just 2½ miles from the glorious beaches and bustling town centre of popular Paignton and just 5 miles from Torquay.
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South Bay Holiday Park

5 Miles from Torquay
Sleeps 6
Pets 2
South Bay Holiday Park boasts an ideal location just above Brixham’s bustling harbour in the corner of Devon’s fabulous ’English Riviera’.
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4.4

Ladys Mile Holiday Park

9 Miles from Torquay
Sleeps 6
Pets 2
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Situated in beautiful South Devon less than a mile from the Blue Flag beaches of Dawlish Warren, Lady’s Mile Holiday Park has something for everyone with superb facilities and family entertainment on park coupled with the many attractions this wonderful area has to offer making this an ideal location for a family seaside holiday.
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Oakcliff Holiday Park

9 Miles from Torquay
Sleeps 6
Pets 2
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Situated less than a mile from the glorious blue flag beaches of Dawlish Warren, Oakcliff Holiday Park offers you a superb base to explore the hidden gems of beautiful South Devon.
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Oakcliff Cottages

9 Miles from Torquay
Sleeps 6
Pets 2
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Oaklcliff Cottages is part of our Daisy Door Cottage Style Collection, with easy access to the wonderful Blue Flag beaches of Dawlish Warren.
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Dartmouth Grove

9 Miles from Torquay
Sleeps 4
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Dartmouth Grove is part of our Autograph collection and is set within 225 acres of stunning South Devon countryside.
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Red Rock Apartments

9 Miles from Torquay
Sleeps 4
With easy access to miles of golden sandy beaches, these luxury apartments enjoy a prime location in the bustling seaside resort of Dawlish Warren.
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Finlake Resort & Spa

10 Miles from Torquay
Sleeps 2
Pets 2
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Finlake Resort & Spa is part of our Go Active+ Breaks Collection.
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Leonards Cove

10 Miles from Torquay
Sleeps 5
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Perched in a magnificent clifftop setting with breathtaking views and overlooking the spectacular South Devon coastline.
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Cornwall Visitor's Guide

Welcome to Torquay, the heart of the English Riviera, where seaside charm meets a vibrant food scene and a plethora of activities. Savour fresh seafood at waterfront eateries, explore the prehistoric Kents Cavern, or simply soak up the sun on sandy beaches. Thrill-seekers can try coasteering, while those seeking relaxation might prefer a leisurely coastal walk. An intriguing fact: Torquay is the birthplace of world-renowned crime novelist Agatha Christie. For a trip that suits couples, families, or a group of friends, opting for a lodge or cabin stay is unbeatable, offering that perfect blend of comfort and adventure.

Why Take Your 2024 Lodge Break in Torquay?

Torquay, a gem on the English Riviera, is a spot that's always evolving. This year, it's all about the new attractions and the bustling calendar of events. From the Riviera Fringe Festival to the Agatha Christie Birthday Celebrations, there's something for everyone. Torquay's history is tied to its maritime roots and the Victorian era, but it's the quirky, modern vibe that now defines it. Opting for a lodge over a hotel gives you that home-away-from-home experience, with extra space and privacy. Plus, lodges often come with killer sea views or woodland surroundings. What's unique? Torquay's coastal charm is unmatched, with its palm-lined promenade, bustling harbour, and the iconic Torquay Pavilion.

If you're visiting Torquay with kids

Absolutely, Torquay is a playground for the little ones. They've got beaches for sandcastle architects, Living Coasts for budding marine biologists, and Kents Cavern for the young adventurers. Lodges are ideal for families, offering flexible space for kids to play and parents to relax. Plus, having your own kitchen means dealing with fussy eaters is a breeze.

  1. Swimwear and towels for beach days
  2. Sturdy shoes for exploring nature trails
  3. Sun cream and hats to protect from the sun
  4. Waterproof jackets for unpredictable showers
  5. Bucket and spade for the essential sandcastle
  6. Snacks for energy boosts during adventures
  7. Games and books for cosy evenings in

Pet Friendly Torquay Adventures

Torquay is a haven for pet owners. Many lodges welcome pets, and some even have enclosed gardens for your furry friends to explore safely. When it comes to dining out, The Drum Inn in nearby Cockington and The Cary Arms on Babbacombe Beach roll out the red carpet for pets. Remember, picking a lodge with easy-to-clean floors can save you a headache after a muddy walk. And always check the pet policy before booking – some places offer extras like dog beds and treats.

Dog walking ideas in Torquay

Route Distance (miles) Scenery Postcode
Babbacombe Downs 2 Cliff-top views TQ1 3LU
Cockington Country Park 3 Historic village and parkland TQ2 6XA
Paignton to Torquay Seafront 2.5 Beachside promenade TQ4 6AG
Agatha Christie Mile 1 Literary landmarks TQ2 5EZ
Meadfoot Beach Variable Seaside and woodland TQ1 2LQ

Romantic Breaks for Couples

Torquay is a gem for couples seeking a romantic getaway. Imagine unwinding in a cosy lodge, perhaps one with a hot tub, where you can soak under the stars with a glass of bubbly. Many lodges in Torquay offer pamper packs on arrival, setting the mood for a relaxing stay. For those who fancy a bit of indulgence, spa experiences are readily available. The Lincombe Hall Hotel offers both a luxurious spa and a tranquil setting for couples. Dining out is a treat too, with seafront restaurants like The Elephant providing intimate atmospheres and exquisite meals. The combination of privacy, comfort, and the exclusive touches of these lodges creates the perfect backdrop for love to blossom.

Local Cuisine and Dining Experiences

Torquay's local cuisine is a celebration of its coastal location, with seafood taking centre stage. Think fresh crab sandwiches or a classic British fish and chips by the harbour. For a memorable meal, Rockfish Torquay is a hit for its locally sourced seafood. Families looking for a friendly vibe should check out The Waddling Duck Bistro, known for its welcoming atmosphere and hearty meals. Couples might prefer the intimate setting of No. 7 Fish Bistro, where the catch of the day is always a romantic choice.

For a good night out

Torquay doesn't disappoint when the sun sets. For live music and a buzzing atmosphere, The Offshore Bar and Restaurant is a favourite. If you're after a traditional pub experience, The Hole in the Wall, known as the oldest pub in Torquay, is a must-visit. For those who enjoy a classy cocktail, SoHo Bar is the go-to spot with its chic decor and inventive drinks menu. There's something for every taste, ensuring your evenings are as fun-filled or relaxed as you desire.

Fishing

Anglers will find Torquay a fantastic place for fishing, with several spots to cast a line. Here's a list of main fishing lakes or facilities:

  • Barton Lake - Coarse fishing | TQ2 8JY
  • Clennon Lakes - Variety of fish species | TQ4 5JR
  • Decoy Country Park - Carp and more | TQ12 1EB
  • Wessex Trout Fisheries - Fly fishing | TQ1 4SH

Outdoor Adventures

For the thrill-seekers, Torquay's outdoor activity centres offer a plethora of adventures. Reach Outdoors is a hotspot for watersports, providing kayaking, coasteering, and paddleboarding. Prices vary, but you can expect to pay around £40 for a half-day activity. They're open seasonally, typically from April to September, so plan your visit accordingly. Another venue, Adelong Outdoor Education, offers climbing and caving for those who prefer land-based excitement. Their activities are generally available year-round, weather permitting.

Shopping and Souvenirs

Name Type On Offer Postcode
Union Square Shopping Centre Shopping Centre High-street brands, eateries TQ1 3UT
Fleet Walk Shopping Centre Shopping Centre Boutiques, gifts, cafes TQ2 5EH
The Pavilion Independent shops Art, jewellery, antiques TQ2 5EQ
Hoopers Torquay Department Store Designer brands, homeware TQ1 3LN
Chelston Manor Antiques & Gifts Unique finds, souvenirs TQ2 6PU

Whether you're after a romantic retreat or an outdoor adventure, Torquay's lodges offer the perfect base to explore all that this vibrant coastal town has to offer.


Top lodge breaks for 2024 in Torquay

Torquay Holiday Park, Cornwall

Driving Distance: About 9 minutes (3.11 miles) | Sleeps: 6 | Pet friendly? No

What to expect: Torquay Holiday Park is a haven for holidaymakers, offering a heated indoor pool, amusement arcade, and the Boathouse Bar & Restaurant, all set against the backdrop of the beautiful English Riviera.

Who will love these lodges? Families and couples will find Torquay Holiday Park an ideal getaway with its range of activities and relaxed dining options. Its casual, fun-filled atmosphere is perfect for those looking for both relaxation and entertainment.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? Onsite, you can enjoy swimming, arcade games, and dining at The Boathouse Bar & Restaurant. For evening fun, the Broadway Club & Bar offers live performances. There's no shortage of things to do within the park.

What's nearby? Nearby attractions include Torquay's palm-lined promenade, Torre Abbey Sands, and the Living Coasts Zoo and Aquarium. These attractions offer a mix of beach relaxation, shopping, and wildlife discovery, all within a short drive.

Accommodation options: The park offers a variety of apartments that sleep up to 6 guests, with modern kitchens and spacious living areas. While the accommodations are not pet-friendly, they are perfect for families and groups looking for a comfortable stay.


Devon Hills, Cornwall

Driving Distance: About 17 minutes (5.40 miles) | Sleeps: 6 | Pet friendly? Yes

What to expect: Devon Hills promises a serene valley setting with new leisure facilities including a pool and gym, alongside the historic Blagdon Inn Country Pub & Restaurant, all just a stone's throw from Paignton and Torquay's beaches.

Who will love these lodges? Ideal for those seeking tranquillity and countryside views, Devon Hills is perfect for families, couples, and pet owners. The park's peaceful environment is complemented by excellent facilities and nearby dining options.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? Onsite, guests can enjoy the children's playground and tennis court. The Blagdon Inn offers a convenient dining option with a traditional pub atmosphere. Note that full leisure facilities will be available from spring 2024.

What's nearby? The English Riviera's beaches and Paignton's town centre are just a short drive away, offering beach fun, shopping, and dining. Torquay's attractions are also within easy reach.

Accommodation options: Accommodations range from comfortable lodges with hot tubs to superior holiday homes. Pet-friendly options are available, making it a great choice for those travelling with their furry friends.


Orchard Park, Cornwall

Driving Distance: About 17 minutes (5.40 miles) | Sleeps: 4 | Pet friendly? Yes

What to expect: Orchard Park offers a peaceful valley setting with easy access to the English Riviera's attractions, complemented by excellent facilities and the nearby Blagdon Inn Country Pub & Restaurant.

Who will love these lodges? With its serene setting and excellent facilities, Orchard Park is a hit with families, couples, and pet owners looking for a relaxing break with the option to explore the local area.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? Guests can enjoy the park's play spaces and dine at the Blagdon Inn. The park provides a tranquil base with a wealth of facilities for a relaxing or active holiday.

What's nearby? Paignton's beaches and town centre are close by, offering a variety of seaside activities and local attractions. Torquay is also within easy driving distance.

Accommodation options: The park offers modern homes with hot tubs for couples and up-to-date caravans for families, some of which are pet-friendly, ensuring a comfortable stay for all guests.


Beverley View, Cornwall

Driving Distance: About 16 minutes (5.47 miles) | Sleeps: 6 | Pet friendly? No

What to expect: Beverley View is a family-friendly lodge with stunning sea glimpses, offering access to Beverley Park's entertainment, pools, and dining options, all within reach of the English Riviera's sandy beaches.

Who will love these lodges? Families and groups looking for a fun-filled holiday with easy access to beaches and attractions will find Beverley View an excellent choice. The park's facilities cater to both relaxation and entertainment.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? Guests can enjoy Beverley Park's entertainment, indoor and outdoor pools, crazy golf, and dining options. The park offers a range of activities for all ages.

What's nearby? Goodrington Sands, Splashdown Water Park, Paignton Zoo, and the model village at Babbacombe are all nearby, offering diverse attractions for the whole family.

Accommodation options: Beverley View offers a selection of lodges, including options with sea views and private hot tubs. The accommodations are well-appointed, ensuring a memorable and comfortable stay.


Don't Miss These Fantastic Days Out In Torquay

LIVING COASTS

  • Opening Times: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Prices: Adults £14.95, Children £11.50
  • Postcode: TQ1 2BG
  • Est. time required: 2-3 hours
  • Nearest parking: Beacon Quay car park

Living Coasts, Torquay's coastal zoo and aquarium, is an all-weather attraction that offers a glimpse into the aquatic world. It's perfect for families and anyone keen on marine life. The venue has recently introduced new interactive experiences that allow closer encounters with the animals. The penguin feeding sessions are a must-see! To avoid crowds, visit on a weekday or early in the morning. Tip: Book online in advance to save on admission fees.

Phone number: 01803 202470 | Web: livingcoasts.org.uk


KENTS CAVERN PREHISTORIC CAVES

  • Opening Times: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Prices: Adults £12.00, Children £10.00
  • Postcode: TQ1 2JF
  • Est. time required: 2 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site parking available

Kents Cavern is a gateway to the Stone Age. It's an underground adventure that's both educational and thrilling, ideal for curious minds. The caves are renowned for their geological and archaeological significance. They've got a range of tours, including the popular 'Stone Age School' sessions. The best time to visit is during special events like the Ghost Tours or the Christmas Wonderland. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a jacket, as it can be cool underground.

Phone number: 01803 215136 | Web: kents-cavern.co.uk


BYGONES

  • Opening Times: 10:00 - 16:00
  • Prices: Adults £8.95, Children £6.95
  • Postcode: TQ2 5PR
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours
  • Nearest parking: St Marychurch car park

Bygones is a quirky museum that transports you back in time. It's a hit with those who love nostalgia and history. They've got full-scale replicas of Victorian streets, a 1940s home, and even a life-size trench from WWI. It's a year-round attraction, but Christmas is magical here with festive decorations. To make the most of your visit, check out their special event days, which often include re-enactments and interactive displays.

Phone number: 01803 326108 | Web: bygones.co.uk


COCKINGTON COUNTRY PARK

  • Opening Times: Dawn till dusk
  • Prices: Free entry, small fee for parking
  • Postcode: TQ2 6XA
  • Est. time required: 2-4 hours
  • Nearest parking: Village car park

Cockington Country Park is a slice of rural tranquility just a stone's throw from the bustle of Torquay. It's a hit for walkers, nature lovers, and anyone looking to unwind. The park is home to artisan studios and a historic manor house. Summer is lovely here with the rose gardens in full bloom, but autumn brings stunning colours. Don't miss the craft demonstrations at the visitor centre. And yes, there's a lovely tea room for that essential cream tea.

Web: cockingtoncourt.org


BOABBAB CAFÉ

  • Opening Times: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Prices: Various
  • Postcode: TQ1 3AX
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours
  • Nearest parking: Union Square Shopping Centre

The Boabbab Café isn't your typical attraction, but it's a gem for foodies. This vibrant eatery serves up a mix of healthy, hearty dishes with a focus on vegetarian and vegan options. It's a great spot to recharge after exploring Torquay. They've recently expanded their menu to include more gluten-free choices. The best time to pop in is for lunch when they serve their signature Buddha bowls. And the smoothies? They're out of this world.

Phone number: 01803 411290


THE PRINCESS THEATRE

  • Opening Times: Box office 13:00 - 16:00, event times vary
  • Prices: Varies per show
  • Postcode: TQ2 5EZ
  • Est. time required: 2-3 hours (show dependent)
  • Nearest parking: Shedden Hill car park

The Princess Theatre is the cultural hotspot of Torquay, showcasing everything from West End musicals to live bands and comedy nights. It's a must for theatre-goers and anyone looking for a memorable night out. They've recently upgraded their seating for an even better viewing experience. For the best seats, book early and consider a pre-show dinner at one of the nearby restaurants. And if you're lucky, you might catch a show with a local discount.

Phone number: 0333 009 6690 | Web: atgtickets.com


Remember, when you're planning your trip to Torquay, consider staying in one of the many cosy lodges in Torquay for a truly relaxing break. They offer the perfect base to explore these attractions and more, providing comfort and convenience for your seaside getaway.

FAQs

This is our first lodge break, what will it be like?

Expect a cosy retreat with all the comforts of home. Many lodges in Torquay offer stunning views, private hot tubs, and modern amenities. It's a chance to unwind in nature without sacrificing luxury. You'll have privacy, space, and often a deck or garden to enjoy the fresh sea air.

What should I pack when visiting Torquay?

Pack for the season, with layers for the unpredictable British weather. Don't forget swimwear for the hot tub or beach days, and comfortable shoes for exploring. A raincoat is a must, and if you're self-catering, bring some kitchen essentials to whip up your favourite meals.

Can you park outside the lodge?

Most lodges in Torquay provide parking, often right outside your accommodation. It's super convenient for unloading your gear. However, it's always best to check with your specific lodge as some may have a central car park instead.

What if it rains during my lodge break?

Rain or shine, Torquay's got you covered. Dive into indoor attractions like the Bygones museum or the Living Coasts coastal zoo. Many lodges come with board games, books, and cosy corners perfect for a rainy day in.

Can I get food delivered to my lodge?

Absolutely! Torquay has a variety of delivery options from local restaurants and takeaway services. Some lodges even have partnerships with local eateries, offering exclusive menus. Just check with your lodge for any preferred suppliers or recommendations.

Is Torquay a good place to visit ‘off-season’?

Torquay is a gem year-round. Off-season visits mean fewer crowds and often lower prices. The natural beauty of the area doesn't fade after summer, and many attractions remain open. Plus, a winter evening in a hot tub is pretty magical.

Will my hot tub be cleaned before we arrive?

Health and hygiene are top priorities. Your hot tub will be thoroughly cleaned and water quality checked before you check in. So, you can slip into those bubbles with peace of mind.

Are there any dog-friendly lodges in Torquay?

Yes, there are several dog-friendly options. Your furry friend can join the fun at places like Riviera Bay Holiday Park. Just make sure to confirm with the lodge before booking, as some may have restrictions or additional charges for pets.

What local attractions should we not miss?

Don't miss the stunning Babbacombe Model Village for a quirky day out, or the historic Kents Cavern for some underground exploration. For a relaxing day, hit the sandy Meadfoot Beach or take a scenic walk along the South West Coastal Path.

How accessible are lodges for those with mobility issues?

Many lodges cater to guests with mobility issues, offering ground-floor bedrooms, walk-in showers, and ramps. Places like Devon Hills Holiday Village are known for their accessible lodges. Always check the specifics before booking to ensure your needs will be met.

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