Affectionately known as the English Riviera, Torquay is renowned for it's excellent climatic conditions. Torbay has over 22 miles of coastline to explore and the main Torquay beach, Torre Abbey sands is just a short walk from the popular Torquay harbour side area. Also located in the Torquay harbour side is the Torquay tourist information office and The Princess Theatre. The English Riviera centre is within easy walking distance of Torre Abbey sands and for tourists who like to shop the main town centre and harbour-shopping complex is easily accessible on foot from the sea front region. Torquay has a diverse range of restaurants and eateries including Indian, Chinese, Italian and French to name but a few. Traditional fish and chip shops are available and fresh Brixham fish can be purchased on the harbour side.
Popular entertainments in Torquay include Living Coasts (discover life by the sea) Kents Cavern prehistoric caves, ten pin and crown green bowling, water sports, Torquay United Football club, Torquay Athletic Rugby club and Torquay Cricket club. The main Torquay cinema is located in Abbey road part of the town centre shopping region. Also in the Abbey road area are a number of restaurants, wine bars and eateries. For nights out Torquay has a diverse range of night clubs and music bars located through out both Torquay and Babbacombe. During the summer months regular entertainments include the Torquay regatta, tall ship races, power boat racing, fire work displays, Red arrows display team and the traditional sea side fun fair which visits Torquay seafront.