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We want you to have an enjoyable stay at Atlantis and living onsite means we are on hand to offer guidance and suggestions to help make your holiday experience all you wished for.
Although sited close to all of Torquay's main facilities the area is quiet and peaceful.

Coastline & Countryside
Seafront and Torquay (0.5 miles - 1 mile)
Enjoy a gentle stroll along Torquay seafront; only a few minutes walk away. Wander around the harbour and shopping area then sample the delights
of the many varied restaurants.
Torquay has nine amazing beaches to choose from.
We are proud to support Torbay Lifeboat Torbay Lifeboat RNLI

English Riviera Global Geopark
Discover and explore the fantastic geology of Torbay. There are over 100 miles of beautiful footpaths to enjoy around the Riviera area. The South West Coastal footpath runs along all 22 miles of coastline.

Cycling in Torbay
Whether you want to mountain bike through the natural surroundings in nearby Cockington, or simply cycle along the panoramic coastal network linking Torquay, Paignton and Brixham; there are plenty of ways to get out on your bike.
Cockington (1 mile)
A picture postcard thatched village that dates back to the Domesday Book, and a 17th century manor house set in 450 acres of garden, woodland and lakes.

Occombe Farm (2 miles)
An organic farm open all year round with events and activities, farm shop, traditional butchers and organic bakery, café featuring the best of local food & drink, 2km easy-access nature trail and an education centre.

Occombe Farm
Seashore Centre Goodrington (3 miles)
Find out about the various marine conservation projects and underwater habitats in the Bay, and the many species they are home to.
Seashore Centre

Churston Traditional Farm Shop ( 6 miles)
Onsite we have our farm shop which supplies high quality, home made meats, deli produce & artisan items.
We also have our garden centre and popular cafe!

Occombe Farm
Berry Head National Nature Reserve (8 miles)
Standing at the southern tip of Tor Bay, this impressive limestone headland with its 200 feet high cliffs includes visitor centres with exhibitions about the wildlife, geology and other heritage features.

John Musgrave Heritage Trail 
This 35 mile trail takes in a large section of South Devon's wonderfully unique and varied landscape and is split into four sections.

John Musgrove Trail

Dartmoor National Park (10 miles+)
Covering an area of 368 square miles, Dartmoor is the largest and wildest area of open country in Southern England. It's not only a conservation area but also a vibrant living, working landscape and community.


Becky Falls (16 miles)
The famous Dartmoor waterfalls with various walking trails and other activities.

Becky Falls

Eden Project (60 miles)
As well as creating stunning gardens under the iconic Biomes, and laying on fantastic arts and music events, Eden runs social and environmental projects and carries out valuable research into plants and conservation.

Eden Project
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Agatha Christie (0.5 miles – 7 miles)
Follow in the footsteps of one of the world's greatest crime authors  on the
Agatha Christie Mile
(pdf), or visit Greenway House and get an extraordinary glimpse into the private home of the famous and much-loved author and her family.

Torre Abbey (0.5 miles)
Since its foundation as a monastery in 1196, Torre Abbey has witnessed, survived and even played a role in some epic moments of history, during it's life as an abbey, a family home, art gallery and now an attraction.

Torre Abbey

Torquay Museum (1.5 miles)
Devon's oldest established museum, founded in 1844 by Torquay Natural History Society, and displaying a diverse variety of artefacts include pottery, geology, Victoriana and local archaeology finds.

Torquay Museum

Kent's Cavern (2 miles)
One of the most important Stone Age cave sites in Europe, with guided tours and underground exhibition, Stone Age woodland trail, kids archaeological-dig area and hands-on cave art areas.

Kents Cavern

Bygones (2 miles)
Bringing the past alive, this museum houses a life sized Victorian street, period display rooms, World War I trench and extensive model railway.


Golden Hind, Brixham (7.5 miles)
This replica of Sir Francis Drake's Golden Hind gives a real sense of what life at sea really used to be like, and portrays the sense of adventure to be had living in the 16th century.

Golden Hind

Buckfast Abbey (12miles)
Originally founded as a monastery in 1018, Buckfast is the only English medieval monastery to have been restored and used again for its original purpose; now complete with visitor facilities including a bookshop and monastic produce shop.

Buckfast Abbey

Activities & Adventure

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Living Coasts (1.5 miles)
An innovative coastal zoo and discovery centre where you can take a journey around the coasts of the world and see amazing animals and plants in specially designed naturalistic habitats.

Living Coasts

Dinasaur World (1 miles)
See a host of scaled-down and full size models set in realistic scenes along with loads of exciting information about each dinosaur so you can learn about these amazing creatures in their natural habitats! Can you imagine what life was like when these monsters roamed the earth?

Waves Leisure Pool
With our unique sloping floor, water heated to 30°C, flume, wave machine and friendly, qualified lifeguards on duty at all times you are guaranteed a safe, enjoyable visit. We have activities for all ages including our water-play activity centre and toddler slide, featuring water jets, fill 'n' spill buckets, hand wheels and water wheels. 
Waves pool

Babbacombe Model Village (2 miles)
Feel like a giant at as you wander through four acres of beautiful award-winning gardens, with over 400 models making up a miniature West Country.

Model Village

Babbacombe Cliff Railway (2 miles)
Built in 1926, it has shuttled hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers to and from Oddicombe Beach.

Cliff Railway

Paignton Pier (2 miles)
An all-weather family attraction with great seaside amusements, games, and food.

Paignton Pier

Paignton Zoo (3 miles)
Come and get close to over 2000 creatures in six animal habitats, at one of the UK's top Zoos, as seen on the BBC series Zoo Keepers.

Splashdown Waterpark (3 miles)
Britain's largest outdoor waterpark has something for everyone from sun lovers
to thrill seekers, with flume rides for big kids and little ones.


Riverboat Cruise
With boat trips, ferry services, sightseeing cruises and excursions departing from Torquay, Brixham, Dartmouth, Dittisham and Totnes.

Fairmile boat

Dartmouth Steam Railway River Boat Company (2.5 miles)
Journey along the Torbay coastline to the picturesque town of Dartmouth, then choose a relaxing ride back on the steam train or a gentle journey around the coastline by ferry.

Steam Railway

House of Marbles (11 miles)
A working glass and games factory set in an historic pottery, with a skilled team
of glassmakers using an eclectic mix of traditional and modern techniques.

House of Marbles

Woodlands Adventure Park (12 miles)
Set in 90 acres of adventure park with rides, slides, indoor play zones,
commando course, bumper boats, family farm and falconry centre.

Woodlands Adventure Park

Pennywell Farm (12 miles)
Award winning farm activity-park where you're not just a spectator, but you
can help milk the goats, race a ferret or bottle-feed the baby lambs.

Pennywell Farm

River Dart Country Park (14miles)
Scenic woodland walks and beautiful lakes in breath taking parkland, with all
kinds of family activities, as well as Climbing, canoeing, zip-wire and high ropes for the more adventurous.

River Dart Country Park

Crealy Adventure Park (24 miles)
A theme park designed for the younger members of the family, with small versions of popular rides, combined with grassy picnic areas, inside and outdoor play areas and farm animals.

Crealy Adventure Park

National Marine Aquarium (30 miles)
Visit the UK's largest aquarium to see a fascinating underwater world and how we all play a part in conserving it. Your journey will take you across the world's oceans, from the shores of Plymouth to the coral reefs of the tropics.

National Marine Aquarium

Arts & Culture

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Events on the English Riviera
Find out what's on across the bay – events, festivals, shows, sports, food & drink and more.

What's on

Princess Theatre  (1 mile)
Offering something for everyone with a variety of shows throughout the year: Plays, comedians, live music concerts, and West End musicals.

Princess Theatre

Babbacombe Theatre (2 miles)
One of the South West's only unsubsidised theatres with two main summer season shows and various other individual performances.

Babbacombe Theatre

The Little Theatre  (2 miles)
Home to the renowned Torbay Operatic And Dramatic Society (TOADS) the Little Theatre promises to be a great night out with well-known classics, thrillers, comedies and groundbreaking shows.

Little Theatre

Palace Theatre, Paignton (2.5 miles)
Re-opened after an extensive refurbishment, this community theatre host both professional and amateur productions throughout the year.

Palace Avenue Theatre

The Central Merlin Cinema (1 mile)
Abbey Road, Torquay, just off the main high street.

Merlin Cinema
The Apollo Cinema (2 miles)
Paignton Seafront multiplex
Apollo Cinema

Getting around Torbay a guide to local transport Including local buses, coaches, rail travel and details of concessionary and disabled persons travel. 

Local Bus

English Riviera Walks Details of nine popular walks around Torbay with directions, maps and what to look for en route. Click to download PDF.

Local Walks
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