With lots of us missing out on holidays abroad last year, we can’t wait to get away this year. But if it’s a warmer climate, sandy beaches and great local food you’re yearning for, Torquay has all this plus much more. Take a look at a Staycation in South Devon… an equal to foreign contenders.
The South West boasts some of the best beaches in the UK. Whether you want to sit and watch the boats in the bay or get active building sandcastles with the kids, our beaches really can’t be beaten. Of the 22 miles of coastline and 20 beaches on offer, 10 of those have won awards again this year.
Noted for its mild climate, Torquay and the neighbouring towns of Paignton and Brixham, enjoy higher than average UK temperatures. It’s even warm enough for palm trees to flourish all year round. The Torbay Palm has become the symbol of the English Riviera and has thrived in the area since it was brought over from New Zealand in 1820.
During the month of June, July and August you are likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20 degrees Celsius (68°F) and 25 degrees Celsius (77°F).
Explore With Your Own or Public Transport
One of the great things about taking a holiday at home in the UK is the time (and money) you can save on travelling. The English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay, has been a popular seaside tourist destination for well over a century, so it has excellent, well-established travel links with the rest of the country. Once here, you can explore both coastline and countryside with Torquay train station and harbour just a 10 minute walk from TLH Leisure Resort. Board the train or one of the many ferries for a fantastic day out.
Amazing Local Attractions and Events
Devon’s English Riviera has possibly the highest concentration of top quality attractions of any British resort including renowned underground caverns, a magnificent model village, a steam train, a world-class zoo, an historic funicular railway, an 800 year old Abbey, a huge waterpark, a historic pier, Agatha Christie’s famous riverside residence and much more.
Add to this the great number of local events during the year, you won’t be short of things to keep you amused!
Get out on the Water
The stunning landscape of Torquay and the English Riviera is the perfect playground for your adventure weekend with paddle-boarding, sea kayaking, jet-skiing and coasteering. With rugged coastlines and hidden caves and crevices, there is so much more to Torquay for the more adventurous holiday maker! Find out more about these local facilities in our blog >
Fabulous onsite Facilities
Whether you stay at the TLH Derwent, TLH Victoria, TLH Carlton or TLH Toorak Hotel, you’ll have access to our fantastic Aztec Leisure Facilities. Located centrally in the Resort, they include our Indoor and Outdoor Pools, state-of-the-art Gym, Fitness Studio, Aztec Games with Soft Play, Aztec Bistro& Bar plus our fantastic luxury Aztec Spa.you can expect fun, relaxation, pampering or serious exercise. Or just take some time out and relax by the outdoor pool or on the Aztec Bistro with coffee and cake.
Great Value Breaks
2021 is a fantastic time to find a good deal on a Staycation. TLH Leisure Resort has breaks to suit everyone and our prices include dinner, bed and breakfast (unless otherwise stated). You’ll save money on transfers, flights and transport giving you more to spend on some great attractions and events. See all our breaks >
So, whether you want to relax on the beach, walk our fabulous coastline, visit our world-class attractions, jump on a jet ski or just sit on a sunlounger by the outdoor pool, a holiday ‘abroad’ is closer than you think.