Beauty of the Bay
Beauty of the Bay
This circular walk meets outside The English Riviera Tourist Information Office in Vaughan Parade, Torquay TQ2 5JG.
The route follows the harbour, before heading out of town to Meadfoot beach, returning via London Bridge, the Imperial hotel and finishing at the harbour.
For every walker that join us, £1.00 will be donated to the South West Coast Path in support of their efforts in maintaining this wonderful route.
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I went on a tour of Babbacombe with some friends while we were on holiday and it was absolutely amazing! Not only was the scenery fantastic but our tour guide,... read more Graham, was really knowledgeable and friendly. We really recommend his tours and can’t wait to do more in the future!
Me and my family took this guided walking tour yesterday and cannot recommend it highly enough. Our guide, Graham, explained he history of the harbour as we did the 'Hidden... read more Harbour' tour. We found out that the amusement arcade was originally built to shelter sailors a big upgrade compared to the rope they were previously provided! We were given some history on the pavilion and how Agatha Christie was proposed to by a WWI fighter pilot. We laughed about the story of the hotel - Gleneagles, thankfully no longer an hotel - that inspired John Cleese to write Fawlty Towers and the traditional waiters race through the streets of Torquay!
This walking tour was amazing, so interesting and great fun!
The guide Graham completely made the tour he was not only extremely knowledgeable but very entertaining. Great time had by... read more all!!
Thank you Graham it was marvellous!
We had an amazing time walking around Torquay learning about the interesting life of Agatha Christie while seeing the sites. A big thank you to Graham for making our time... read more in Torquay so great!
Thoroughly enjoyed this walk as it was really interesting to find out the detailed history of the area from our fantastic host Graham. Secrets of Torquay and the surrounding... read more area were revealed that we would never have uncovered without taking this tour. Meadfoot beach is beautiful and following the coastal path to the harbour was stunning - thank you Graham for making this such a fantastic tour.
A fantastic tour by Graham - he was so knowledgeable and his attention to detail was impressive. It was full of interesting and quirky facts and the treasure hunt for... read more the kids was a nice touch, which our 9 year old in particular enjoyed. As locals we were amazed by how many historical facts we didn't know and astounded by how much history there is on our doorstep.
The circular tour was enhanced by Graham's use of a tablet to show us photos and videos of places and buildings in their heyday.
We are a family of four (children aged 9 and 13) plus a dog and we all really enjoyed our afternoon which the drizzly weather didn't spoil. We'll certainly try one of his other tours soon.
We would definitely recommend English Riviera Walking Tours for people of any age - tourists and locals alike.
I have just completed this absolutely excellent tour with Graham and he is extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. Although we started in pouring rain it added to the Agatha Christie experience,... read more but then came blue skies and I met some wonderful ladies on the tour and they were all so interesting and enjoying their short break in Torquay.
Thank you Graham for a super walk and I look forward to some of your other walking tours.