Paignton Harbour nestles on the western shores of Tor Bay situated midway between Torquay and Brixham harbours. It's understated beauty and authentic 'fishing haven' feel are often overlooked by visitors to the area and even some locals. The Harbour dries out at low tide and is well known for having an unconventional fairway approach. Unlike the majority of harbours in Great Britain the approach to Paignton is made on the port side of the fairway and not the starboard side. This unusual and interesting feature is marked by a unique looking seasonal buoy and provides for a much safer harbour approach
Set in the north-east corner of Torbay and sheltered from the prevailing south-westerly winds, Torquay Marina provides a safe haven for boats in all weathers. With modern facilities and superb bluewater cruising, it's popular with yachtsmen from home and overseas. The 440-berth marina is next to the Pavilion Shopping Centre, a beautifully restored Edwardian building, and right in the centre of the town giving easy access to shops, restaurants and bars.
Brixham Harbour is located on the southern aspect of Tor Bay and boasts one of the largest fishing fleets in the UK, plus a thriving fish market to support it.Approached from the sea the view of Brixham with its many colourful houses cascading down on either side of the harbour is one of the prettiest along the South Devon coast. Brixham personifies the classic English fishing port, mixing tradition with a modern vibrant industry
Brixham Marina is situated in the heart of this picturesque old Devon town. Sheltered from the south-westerly winds and offering safe access in all weathers and at all states of the tide, the 500 berth marina is always busy, especially in summer when many cruising rallies and boating events take place. There is a wide range of marine tenants on site including a chandlery, yacht and powerboat brokerage, yacht charter and a sea school. Basic provisions and diesel are available and there is a bar and restaurant, ideal for when you've worked up an appetite out on the water.
Torquay Harbour lies on the North shore of Tor Bay and despite a high proportion of activities revolving around the leisure industry, Torquay still remains a fully operational and busy little port and is very close to the town centre giving easy access to shops, restaurants and bars.