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.



Re-Opening Monday 6th July 2020

We are delighted to confirm that we will be re-opening the hotel and our restaurant on Monday 6th July. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal customers for their patience and understanding and for all the support you have shown us over the last four months.

Although your next stay with us will be slightly different, it will still be the same calm and peaceful, relaxing and restorative place you have come to know and love. A place where you can not only unwind, but enjoy great food and hospitality.

Be confident and reassured that we are providing an environment which conforms to government guidelines and industry best practices and will be as safe and secure as we can possibly make it. The health and well-being of everyone who visit us, as well as or staff remains our overriding priority

Initially, in order to ensure we can maintain the required social distance, we will only be open to guests booked to stay here in the hotel. It has seemed a long time since we closed our doors back in late March and so it will be a great joy to see our customers returning.

Booking with us

If you have a booking that was cancelled and would like to re-book, please email us at and quote your original booking reference number with your chosen dates. 

If you would like to make a new booking we have 10% off all our rates when you stay 2 nights or more in July to get this discount book online here at and enter the code 2NIGHT10 in the promotion code field.

This offer will apply to any room type when you book online

See you soon!
All of us at The Balmoral – Torquay