Torquay is a town on the south coast of England, in the county of Devon in the “English Riviera” is located. Torquay forms since 1997, together with Paignton and Brixham, the independent administrative unit (unitary authority) Torbay on the west side of Lyme Bay in the southwest of England. The population of Torquay is 62,963 (as of 2001), Torbay has a total of approximately 132,000 inhabitants in 2007.
In the 19th Torquay is a popular coastal resort century, famous for healthy climate. Because the wind is geologically related, never from the north or west, the climate is very mild and quite dry for English conditions, and rarely foggy. Sun sent to the beginning of the 19th Century, people with respiratory diseases into Torquay. The construction of the railway in 1844 in Torquay, a medium sized town. Especially the families Cary and Palk, after which the roads today Parade Cary and Palk Street are named in the harbor of Torquay, provided with the creation of terraces and the construction of bright, Mediterranean-looking houses on the steep slopes of the image, which in Torquay got: Torquay was also known as “The English Montpellier” and “The English Naples” refers. Contrary to widespread belief, it is about England in this region neither rainy nor often foggy or cold. Only moderate and less frost in the winter growth of many palm trees in the gardens and parks.
Torquay has small sandy beaches as well as on steep cliffs. The whole coast is lined with hotels and tourism development. The idyllic beaches Oddicombe Beach and Babbacombe Beach are facing east in the afternoon and lie in the shadow of the steep coast. Signs along the coast of the South Devon Coast Path around from Torquay to Teignmouth or Torquay on Paignton (if still down the road) to Brixham continue from there to Dartmouth. As an inland trail has existed for some years the John Musgrave Heritage Trail, which runs from Maidencombe through the surrounding countryside to Cockington, the next stage goes from there to Totnes and then through the valley of the Dart River to the ferry at Dittisham, then finally as a last stage or to Brixham to Kingswear.