When it comes to family holidays Torbay has so much to offer visitors they return over and over again. With over twenty stunning beaches and coves, all set along a beautiful stretch of the South West Coast Path, Torbay is the perfect location for an active family holiday. Whether you’re staying in Torquay, Paignton, or Brixham, we have the perfect family walk for you.
The best family walks provide something for each member of the family. With detailed instructions, helpful maps, online routes, and all the parking and toilet information you need, our family walks in Torbay will take you to some of the best outdoor locations our beautiful bay has to offer.
From rocky cove to sandy beach, and even clifftop splendour, our walks have something for everyone to enjoy. If the stunning sea views aren’t enough for you, we also have history and wild life in abundance. Keep an eye out and you might even spot the local seals (keep your distance please). Nobody knows an area as well as the locals, and all our walks have been brought to you by local walkers who regularly explore this outstanding stretch of coastline. To help you find your way around Torbay we’ve included a downloadable link to all of our routes on the fabulous route finder, OS Maps app.
To keep the little legs happy, all our walks are under five kilometres. Without stops most families take about 20 minutes to walk one kilometre. We guarantee you’ll be stopping along the way though. Our walks all included play parks, cafes, walking games and even child-friendly maps. Most of them also have ice-cream opportunities!
Family walks in Torquay
- Torquay – Bishop’s Walk and Anstey’s Cove (2.3 km)
Family walks in Paignton
- Paignton – Goodrington Beach to Paignton Geopark (4.6 km)
Family walks in Brixham
- Brixham – Berry Head forts and lighthouse (3 km)
Local Devon walks
- Berry Pomeroy Castle walk – watch this space
- Dartmouth walk – watch this space
- Teignmouth walk – watch this space
Follow our routes on the OSMaps app
OSMaps gives you access to walking, cycling and running routes all over the UK. From planning at home, right through to following your route via your handheld device, OS Maps will help you explore and discover from your doorstep and further afield. Available today for a free 7-day trial, OS Maps gives you access to printable maps and routes for the whole of Great Britain.
Fi is a freelance writer, Ordnance Survey GetOutside Champion, and passionate advocate of the outdoor lifestyle. She regularly writes walking routes for national publications including Countryfile Magazine and Ordnance Survey's GetOutside hub. Route and activity ideas are a great addition to any hospitality website. Please feel free to get in touch today to discuss outdoor or route writing to enhance your visitor experience.
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