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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Took my mum (80) on this 3 hour walking tour with Graham. What a lovely chap he was. So easy to be with. He informed and amused us with... read more his stories of Agatha and other interesting anecdotes/facts. The time went so quickly and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Would definitely recommend. Would also take another tour with him if we are back in the area.
1st October 2021
Cannot recommend enough. Graham was communicative and accommodating from the outset of us enquiring about our booking.
The tour itself was educational, entertaining, well-delivered, fun and full of... read more insightful and interesting facts. Graham is clearly very passionate about the history of Christie and Torquay and his positivity comes across throughout the tour.
12th September 2021
We stayed at the Cary Arms inland they advertised a guided walk with Graham. Graham was lovely from the minute we met him and very knowledgeable about the area. Pointed... read more some great places to visit and eat while we were here and we learnt a lot. It was very relaxed and at our pace. We loved this and would recommend anyone in the area contacts Graham and attend a walk with him. Thanks again Graham
11th December 2020
Our tour, called 'Timeless Torquay', took us along the beautiful Torquay coastline, taking just under a couple of hours - although it felt like it went by quicker than that!... read more Graham, our tour guide, narrated our walk with stories about everything from Agatha Christie to the evacuees of WW2 and came across very knowledgeable. Although we thought we knew a bit about the area already, we were surprised at how much more we learnt! Would definitely recommend for anyone wanting to find out more Torquay and the surrounding area! We hope to do another one of the tours in the near future.
2nd February 2020
What a bargain this tour was! Graham is a well informed and thoughtful guide. We walked around the town and discovered areas that otherwise we would easily have overlooked. I... read more strongly recommend this tour, a pleasure and good fun. Comfortable shoes highly recommended
19th September 2021
When I initially considered doing the English Rivera walking tours I was unsure what the day would be like as the last time I visited Torquay it was a fleeting... read more visit and was not somewhere I would have considered to go to for a holiday. I can honestly say from the walking tour my opinion on Torquay has completed changed. Seeing and hearing about the history of Torquay changed my perspective on this beautiful place. Not only would I come back from another incredible walking touring but I have booked to come back and stay at one of the spa hotels for a holiday. I would recommend anyone coming to Torquay to take part in a walking tour!
27th January 2020
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.
23rd February 2020
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!
26th August 2020
Did the Bay tour away from torquay itself but came back to do a bit of torquay on the way back though. This is great for checking out the hidden... read more delights of Torquay such as the Osborne Hotel, Cove Beaches away from the town and the castal path towards the end is a treat but be prepared to climb some steps to enjoy the view from up high - it's worth the effort though and take your camera for some great views to snap.
24th July 2021