WATER BASED ACTIVITIES
Stand Up Paddleboarding

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a gentle, enjoyable and easy way to get on the water when the weather is good and the water is flat. You don’t even have to stand up or be super fit, it is just as much fun sitting on the board. Please note: it is not recommended for non-swimmers. 

Wesup MDL Marina, Vaughan Road TQ2 5EQ

If you want to try paddleboard for the first time we recommend Wesup. This is a new café/paddleboarding centre down by the marina, next to the pavilion. You can hire paddleboards or take lessons. It also has a cafe with lovely coffee, cakes and snacks. In the evening sit on the terrace and drink a glass of Salcombe Gin. Book online at: http://torquay.wesuphq.com
Wildlife spotting & boat trip along Juarassic Coast
Fabulous boat trip in a rib boat leaving from Teignmouth searching for local wildlife including dolphins, seals and Peregrine Falcons. Book ahead because it is very popular. One of our favourite things to do and highly recommended. https://devonseasafari.com/
Swimming
Best beaches for young children are Torre Abbey Sands and Goodrington in Paignton as they are flat and sandy. If you are a strong and competent swimmer you can go from Beacon Cove at the bottom of the hill and swim along the coast to Torquay’s natural stone arch. See our guide to local beaches here: https://vanetower.co.uk/explore-2/beaches/
Kayaks
Sea Kayak Torbay provides kayaks and clothing and offers kayak tours all over Torbay. No experience is necessary. For more information: http://www.seakayaktorbay.co.uk
You can also hire a kayak at Anstey’s Cove beach .http://ansteyscove.info/kayak-hire/4542533141
Jet skis
Jet Set Go, based in Torquay harbour, offers tuition and jet ski hire either for a half or full day. For more information ring see: https://jetsetgo.club/
Mackerel Fishing
If you enjoy fishing, Razrfish is a 10m boat which offers two-hour fishing trips leaving from Princess Pier. Rods and tackle are provided, including mini rods for children. You can keep your catch or throw it back. Telephone 07551 377236 for details or see: http://www.razrfishfishingtrips.com
Coasteering
If you like clambering over rocks and jumping into the sea, this one is for you https://rocksolidcoasteering.uk/
Speedboat rides, Waterskiing, Ringo Rides and Boat Charter
Ring Skiwest Watersports. Ring 07767 830413 for more information or just turn up at the Princess Pier, behind the Princess Theatre. Speedboat rides start from £8 per person http://www.torquay.com/listings/skiwest-watersports/.
LAND-BASED ACTIVITIES
Explore Prehistoric Caves
Did you know that Torquay is part of a UNESCO Geo park? You can visit prehistoric caves where early man used to live. The temperature is a constant 14 degrees so good for a rainy day. Book ahead as entrance is now restricted to smaller numbers: https://www.kents-cavern.co.uk/
Crazy Golf
Fun for all ages. No need to book on this jungle themed course near Torre Abbey. Just turn up https://www.junglejourney.co.uk/
Paignton Zoo
A wonderful local zoo within a short drive: https://www.paigntonzoo.org.uk/plan-your-visit/updates
Becky Falls
Dartmoor attraction with beautiful woodland walks, a mini zoo and waterfalls: https://www.beckyfalls.com/