Things to do in summer in Torquay

Things to do in Torquay this summer

Torquay. The English Riviera. There’s nowhere quite like it when the sun is shining. From watersports and boat trips, to coastal walks and beach days, you’ll never be short of things to do in Torquay in the summer.

Take a Boat Trip

Getting out on the water is one of the best things to do in Torquay in the summer. Whether you’re looking for a fishing excursion, a wildlife safari, a high speed boat ride, or a leisurely ferry crossing to the fishing town of Brixham, there’s a boat trip for everyone. Head to to get boat trip recommendations.

Try a Watersport

If you’re yearning to be in the water rather than on the water, you won’t be short of choice either! For the adrenaline seekers there’s coasteering, water-skiing and jet-skiing. Or for something a little gentler, there’s paddleboarding, kayaking or open water swimming. Whichever you choose, you’ll have an incredible time exploring the stunning Torbay coastline.

Spend a Day at the Beach

Embracing the English Riviera with a trip to the beach should be top of your list of things to do in Torquay. There are plenty of beautiful beaches to choose from along Torquay’s coast, from the well-known Torre Abbey Sands near the town’s bustling centre, to the lesser known coves such Oddicombe and Maidencombe. Just a 20 minute walk from our Rockfish seafood restaurant in Torquay is popular Meadfoot beach. This pebbly beach has some fantastic rock pools to explore, plus you can hire out paddleboards too. It’s the perfect spot to spend the day before heading back to town for some fish and chips.

Catch a Show

If you’re looking for an evening activity, then look no further than the Princess Theatre. It’s located right on the seafront, so you can’t miss it. We recommend arriving early, grabbing some dinner nearby, and taking a scenic stroll along the pretty promenade to take in the views.

Take a Coastal Walk

One of the best (not to mention free!) things to do in Torquay is to walk some of the breathtaking coastal path. The Torquay coastline is part of the South West Coast Path which runs along the entirety of the South West of England - a total of 630 miles. We’re not suggesting you walk all of it, but you could pick it up in Torquay and walk as much or as little as you like - we can guarantee that you’ll enjoy some spectacular views.


Eat Fresh Seafood

There is no better way to round off a day at the beach, or on the water, than with a delicious seafood dinner, or fresh fish and chips, overlooking the sea. Located right on the harbourside, our Rockfish seafood restaurant is the perfect spot to do just this. Settle down in our restaurant or on our terrace, with views over the harbour and out towards the sea, and enjoy some wonderful, sustainable seafood landed, just a few miles down the road in Brixham, that very day.