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A town that was originally known for fishing and agriculture has grown into one of England’s most popular and fashionable seaside resorts. Known for its ideal climate, Torquay, located on Tor Bay, has become known as the English Riviera, filled with beaches, and is a regular host of sailing events and regattas.

With more attractions than any other seaside resort town in the United Kingdom, Torquay has developed into a hotspot for family vacations. If you plan to bring your family to Torquay, make sure you have family vacation travel insurance, so you can travel with the peace of mind in knowing you are covered.

Tourist sites in Torquay

With plenty of great beaches, sightseeing excursions, boating trips, festivals and celebrations, you will have no trouble keeping busy during your stay. Since the town is relatively compact, you will also have no trouble getting around: most attractions will be within walking distance of your hotel.

If beaches are your thing and you want to spend the day under the sun, choose from Goodrington Sands, Saltern Cove, Torre Abbey Sands, Broadsands Beach, Oddicombe Beach or the Geopark Open Water Swim.

Some of the most popular attractions in Torquay include Babbacombe Cliff Railway, Dinosaur World, House of Marbles, Torre Abbey, Babbacombe Model Village, Kents Cavern, Powderham Castle, Bygones, Cary Gardens, Living Coasts coastal zoo, Royal Terrace Gardens, as well as Cockington Court and Country Park, a world-famous village. No trip is complete without experiencing one of the many boat and walking tours.

Torquay was also the home of the writer Agatha Christie. The town has an Agatha Christie Mile, a tour with plaques dedicated to her life and work, an ideal spot for visiting if you’re a fan.

Travel insurance coverage for Torquay

Whether this is your only family vacation for the year or one of many trips, Blue Cross has travel insurance for you. We offer personalized travel insurance based on your trip details, ensuring you get the travel insurance coverage you need for the duration of your stay. Call Blue Cross today to get more information about your travel insurance options.