Gainsboro Bed and Breakfast, 22 Rathmore Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 6NY. Tel: 01803
Torquay is at the heart of the English Riviera. It has an old world charm with the
elegant pier and promenade, beautiful gardens, the grand Torre Abbey, peaceful Meadows
and of course the beach.
The town is filled with shops, bars and restaurants and the fishing quay trawlers
provide a welcome contrast with the sleek yachts in the outer harbour. An easy place
to sit and relax, potter in the art galleries, take a boat trip out into the bay,
or maybe enjoy the views from the Big Wheel.
St Marychurch & Babbacombe
A couple of miles North of Torquay sit Babbacombe and St Marychurch they are now
a resort in themselves.
Perched on the cliff tops with well tended gardens, unique shops and stunning views
towards the Jurassic coast.
The grassy area of Babbacombe Downs is a great place to relax and enjoy and views
or grab a bite to eat and drink in one of the many cafes or bars.
Or take a stroll down the cliff to the harbour, beach and visitor centre, you can
always take the cliff railway back up if you can't face the hike!
Less than 3 miles away from Torquay is Paignton, an ideal place for a family day
out, with child friendly long sandy beaches at both Preston and Paignton. You will
also find the traditional Pier, the new Geo-Play Park, Pirate crazy golf, a Multiplex
cinema, independent shops and a pretty harbour. You can take a walk through Roundham
Gardens and enjoy the views, or walk down to Goodrington beach and boating lake.
Located 8 miles from Torquay, Brixham is filled with colourful cottages, quaint narrow
streets, a working harbour and busy town centre.
A great place to sit and soak up the atmosphere, or enjoy a meal of freshly caught
Brixham fish from the working harbour or you can take a swim in the open air ‘Shoalstone’
Catch a ferry from Torquay to Brixham for a great day out.
Watch out for Pirate Thursdays during the Summer months!