10 Most Instagrammable Places in Torbay
The bay is a TRULY stunning place to be. As a UNESCO Global Geopark, the natural landscape has always provided inspiration for folks like us. add the architectural heritage, and wow you’ve got one heck of a view. JOIN US AS WE SHARE OUR TOP 10 MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE PLACES IN TORBAY.
If you live or visit Torbay, the breathtaking scenery from cliff side coastal walks, decorative buildings, hidden coves and shimmering reflections in the harbour waters make it easy for friends, family and followers from around the world to double tap your instagram posts.
Save time searching for the best spots and backdrops to take mesmerising photos by discovering10 of our most favourite Instagrammable places in Brixham, Paignton and Torquay. Thanks to all those instagrammers who’s images featured below and do share the love by liking/commenting on their posts.
No. 1 / Thatcher Point
To locals this is one of the most iconic sites in Torbay; as you start to peak out of the hedgerows on Illsham Marine Drive you’re hit by paramecia view of miles of aqua sea, Torbay’s coastline and then Thatchers Rock takes your breathe away. The weather only ever adds to the images snapped here and always result in IG admiration.
No. 2 / Elberry Cove
Hidden around the corner from Broadsands Beach - in between Paignton and Brixham - is a blinding white pebble cove that separates you from the world. Capturing the coves clear serene sheltered beach with clear waters and the ruins of a historic bath house will confuse your followers for sure; are you in Torbay or on a beach in France or Greece?
Location: Elberry Cove, Paignton, Brixham TQ5 0JH
No. 3 / Brixham Harbour
Arrive by boat or car to see the colourful homes that overlook Brixham Harbour: Torbay’s answer to the Italy’s Positano. This traditional and working fishing town will supply you with boat loads of nautical inspiration as you fish for Likes on Instagram.
Location: 26a S W Coast Path, Brixham
No. 4 / Torquay’s Marina Bridge
Take a seat, order a beer or cocktail and relax while snapping the sun set as it dips behind Torquay’s Marina Bridge for an iconic shot, sure to result in some extra IG clout. In peak season and with the right angles you should be able to catch the The English Riviera Wheel and the Bridge in the same shot - nice! With the array of boat in the background to, it’s easy to see why this part of the world is known as the English Riviera.
No. 5 / Babbacombe Beach
Babbacombe Downs is always a favourite with locals and tourists. Within this relatively small area you have bags of opportunity to snap this unique coastal spot in a multitude of different ways. Head first to Babbacombe Downs looking over the dramatic cliff edges, then meander down to ever chic The Cary Arms, before heading to Oddicombe Beach via the vintage Cliff Railway.
No. 6 / Oldway Mansion
Oldway Mansion is a place that is hard to comprehend for many reasons. Firstly, the serene location of this impressive building and beautiful gardens is in the heart of Paignton, just off the traffic-filled Torbay Road. Secondly, the origins of this building will baffle you; Paris Singer - the son of Isaac Singer the inventor of Singer Sewing machines - rebuilt this private residence in the style of the Palace of Versailles. Truly unique to the area and the country… and the perfect location for an IG shoot.
No. 7 / Cockington Village
How about snapping away in an authentic village, that’s predicted to be around 2500 years old? We’re talking about one of Torbay’s many gems, Cockington Village. The thatched roofs, classic gardens, and crafting community transport you to a different time. The opportunity to snap is endless and you can count on the traditional English countryside that surrounds the village to impress your IG followers.
Location: Cockington Village, Torquay, TQ2 6HZ
No. 8 / Rock Walk
Head to a spot that has a spectacular view of Torbay, overlooking Torre Abbey Sands, The Pavilion and Torquay’s Pier. The challenge is taking a picture that does this amazing panoramic view justice - well worth the try!
Location: Rock Walk, Torquay TQ2 5ST
No. 9 / Berry Head
Revel in the great outdoors while visiting Berry Head. This is jaw dropping natural vastness… you feel like you’re standing on the edge of the world. Mother nature acts as your art director, and regardless of the weather, you’re sure to get a photo that’ll be breathtaking.
Location: Berry Head, Brixham TQ5 9AW
No. 10 / Tessier Gardens
Take a deep breath and relax as you calmly capture your surroundings in Tessier Gardens. Hiding between Babbacombe and St. Marychurch, you’ll find this tranquil garden to escape and snap with scented flowers and peaceful ponds. Tessier Gardens have won many awards including the RHS Green Flag. They are open for adults only (no kids or furry friends) from morning to dusk, gates are locked at night.
There we are, 10 of the Most Instagrammable Places in Torbay. Tag #TheShorely in your post, so we can see your photos and videos on IG too. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram: @The_Shorely.