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English Riviera

Everything one could wish for in a holiday resort. The romantic sweep of the beautiful clean bays, the tiny secluded coves and with its wonderful climate all year round, luxuriant tropical plants thriving everywhere, fabulous flower decked parks and gardens, an International Marina, sophisticated shops and nightlife, picturesque coastal walks, Torquay is a place of great contrast and variety.

Delamere Court is ideally situated being only 400 yards from the award winning Meadfoot Beach and within walking distance of the Harbour, Pavilion and Fleet Walk Shopping Centre. A delightful car journey will take you to picturesque towns and villages and perhaps further afield to the rugged countryside of Dartmoor.

Take a walk along the palm fringed promenade to the Harbour and sit with a cappuccino at one of the pavement cafes. Savour the wonderful Mediterranean atmosphere and sheer ambience that Torquay and especially Delamere Court has to offer, as here you will find that something special for everyone, but most of all you will find,


BOATING – Boat trips in the bay are bookable from various firms by the harbourside and piers. Small boats and pedaloes for hire from most beaches.

CRUISING – There is an attractive list of sailings for trips by sea or river at booking kiosks at Princess Pier, Haldon Pier and the Harbourside.

SAILING & YACHTING – These are unequalled in Torbay, and the regattas in August are a superb spectacle. The Royal Torbay Yacht Club is at Beacon Terrace. For those wishing to learn more there are two sailing clubs in Torquay.

PARAGLIDING – Two clubs in Torquay; one at Beacon Quay, the other operates from Princess Pier.

WATER SKI-ING – Two clubs in Torquay; one at Beacon Quay, the other operates from Princess Pier.

WINDSURFING – Torbays waters are excellent for this sport. Torbay Boardsailing School, in Torquay.

FISHING – Sea fishing from Princess Pier and Haldon Pier, or from rocks and beaches around the coastline. Mackerel, bass, pollack, bream, conger and whiting all caught in the bay. Fishing trips are readily available.

BOWLING – There are six excellent greens in Torquay at Kings Garden, Abbey Gardens, Cary Park at Babbacombe, Torquay Bowling Club in Belgrave Road, Upton Park and Ellacombe Green.

SQUASH – This fairly energetic sport is available at quite a number of hotels, and Torquay Squash Centre in Barton Road.

TENNIS – There are hard courts at Abbey Park, Upton Park and Cary Park. The courts are open from 10.00 a.m. during the season. Hard and grass courts are also available at the Torquay Lawn Tennis Club in Belgrave Road.

GOLF – The beautifully situated 18 hole course of the Torquay Golf Club is in Petitor Road, St. Marychurch. Visitors requiring temporary membership should apply to the Secretary.

RACING – Race meetings are at Newton Abbot Race Course on the Kingsteignton Road, about six miles from Torquay. Check local press for details.

RIDING – For the horse and pony riders there is a school in Cockington, and hard hats will be provided.

PITCH AND PUTT – This is at Abbey Park, situated just in front of Torre Abbey.

PUTTING – This sometimes frustrating family sport can be found at Abbey Gardens and Cary Park.

NOVELTY GOLF – A great deal of fun at Abbey Park.

CRICKET – Matches are held at the Recreation Ground on the seafront, near Torquay Station.

THEATRES – The ‘Princess Theatre’ in the middle of the seafront has starstudded shows throughout the summer season. On Sundays are top names making guest appearances in special all star autumn and winter productions. At the ‘Babbacombe Theatre’ on Babbacombe Downs can be found wellknown personalities either in comedy or farce, or maybe a thriller. Sundays again change with perhaps ‘Old Tyme Music Hall’.

MUSEUM – Situated in Babbacombe Road, only a few hundred yards from the Strand, the Museum is open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4.45pm, from the beginning of March to the end of October, but Monday to Fridays in winter. On display are examples of local terracotta; collections from Kents Cavern and other caves; natural history and folk culture of Devon over thousands of years; Victorian bygones and memorabilia and a lot more.

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