Torquay Harbour is a well-protected yacht habour with over 1,000 berths available. This makes the English Riviera’s shoreline the perfect foundation for future adventures.
Torquay Harbour is located on the North Shore of Tor Bay, which offers benefits to the growing maritime recreational sector. Despite this, Torquay remains a bustling small Devonshire port that trades only in commercial goods. Also, the harbour is in the middle of the town, which means it is simple to go to all of the stores, restaurants, and pubs.
To the south and west of the central breakwaters are two pier, Haldon Pier and Princess Pier.
While Haldon Pier is best known as a working pier, it can also host a diverse variety of maritime activities, making it very much a working pier in addition to accommodating diverse nautical events. The Pier offers gangway access to approximately 90 meters of pontoons for visitors and events throughout the summer. Many yachts, pleasure boats, fishing vessels, as well as commercial workboats, dock at Haldon Pier. At every tidal condition, there is a contemporary and user-friendly slipway at Beacon Quay. Shops, cafés, and sufficient parking for vehicles, such as RVs and boats, are available on the Quayside. Torre Abbey Sands, Corbyn’s Head, Livermead Head, Paignton, and beyond are all beautiful sights to see from Princess Pier.
There is a 170-berth pontoon facility for the town known as the Town Dock and a 440-berth marina for the marina known as Marina Developments Ltd. Most visitors’ slots are available year-round.
Half tide level water is retained by a cistern located between a bridge and cill in the Inner Harbour, and it is here that 200 pontoon finger berths for boats up to 9.14 meters in length are found. There are tides in the inner habour, therefore to access it, you must use a bridge or a causeway. This bridge/causeway keeps the inner harbour from drying up when there are no more tides.
Commercial retail space is available in a limited area on pontoons, and additional tourist berths are provided.
The center of Torquay is at the habour, and just a short walk away you’ll find a range of amenities. Restaurants are available for all budgets, from fresh fish and chips to two-star Michelin dining. Directly west of the Princess Theatre is Torre Abbey Sands and the Torquay Harbour.
As the traveler ventures deeper into the town, he or she will discover many great places to dine al fresco and several great shopping and sightseeing locations.