|Gay Friendly Travel Guide
Torquay is a lovely resort - and is probably Devon's best choice for a gay getaway.
Built on seven hills and facing the lovely Torbay, Torquay is one of Devon's most popular resorts.
Torquay is the largest town on The English Riviera which also includes Paignton and Brixham.
Torquay is aptly known as "The Queen of The English Riviera" and is popular with gay visitors.
Torbay offers 22 miles of stunning coast, with cliffs, coves, 19 sandy beaches, and scenic walks.
The English Riviera has its own micro-climate - in summer it's almost like being in the Med!
Torquay’s waterfront is the focus of activity in the town, offering a palm-lined promenade,
seafront gardens, a busy harbour, pavement cafes, pubs and restaurant and nightlife.
Gay Owned and Gay Friendly Accommodation
Torquay boasts a dedicated gay resort - Key West, which offers hotel or self-catering accommodation, two bars, a health club, sauna
and an outdoor swimming pool. All facilities are open to non-residents, and the Daddyhole sauna is popular meeting place for gay men.
Another popular place to stay is the excellent gay-owned Cliff House Hotel.
Gay Pubs & Clubs
Candyfloss is a private gay club, and has been a gay venue for over 35 years.
Set over three floors and offering bars, dancing-floors, and cruising areas.
The Meadfoot Inn is a popular gay-owned pub - a safe, friendly place to drink.
Steamer Quay, located in a 300 year old brewery building on a discrete side street, is Devon's largest gay sauna.