Torquay Harbour and Marina
Torquay harbour acts as a base for many boat trips and water sports. It has close links with the leisure and tourism industry and remains a fully-operational working harbour.
The harbour is sheltered by two piers, Princess Pier to the left and Haldon Pier to the south.
A pedestrian footbridge, ‘The Millennium Bridge’ crosses the entrance to the inner harbour, linking the north and south piers. The style of the bridge represents the sails of a ship and is lit up by night.
On the harbour side, Beacon Quay offers a nice choice of shops and a modern slipway. On the seaward side, Princess Pier offers some nice seating and a favourite spot for anglers to cast off from.
The marina provides both permanent and temporary pontoon berthings. The inner harbour offers additional permanent moorings and is protected by a tidal cill.
The English Riviera Visitor Centre is located here and its always worth popping in to pick up a map of the local area. This is also where one can find the booking points for various boat trips, including the “Western Lady” that will take you across the Bay to Brixham.
The inner harbour is surrounded by a mixture of shops, hotels, restaurants and bars which set the scene for this picturesque seaside town, offering a great many activities with which to fill your holiday.