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Torquay Harbour lies on the North shore of Tor Bay and whilst benefiting
from an expanding marine leisure industry, Torquay remains a fully commercial and busy little Devonshire
port. The Harbour’s also on the fringe of the Town centre giving easy access to shops, restaurants and
Haldon Pier to the South and Princess Pier to the West, form the main
breakwaters and give shelter to the enclosed harbour facilities.
Haldon Pier is very much a working Pier with additional space to accommodate
an eclectic range of maritime events. During the summer season, the Pier also provides gangway
access to over 90 metres of visitor and event pontoons. Haldon Pier is regularly used by visiting yachts,
pleasure boats, fishing vessels, HM Craft and other commercial workboats. Beacon Quay provides
access to a modern and user friendly slipway, accessible at all states of the tide. The Quayside contains
shops, cafes and ample space for trailers and a boat park area. Princess Pier is a popular promenade,
with views across Torre Abbey Sands, Corbyn’s Head, Livermead Head, Paignton and beyond.
The outer harbour comprises of a 170 berth Town Dock pontoon facility
managed by Tor Bay Harbour Authority and a 440-berth Marina, managed by Marina Developments Ltd. Visitor
berths are generally available throughout the year. The Marina and main offices are situated next to
the Pavilion Shopping Centre, a beautifully restored Edwardian building
The inner harbour lies behind a cill and bridge
impounding the water at half tide level and is home to 170 trot moorings for boats up to 9 metres long.
Access to the inner harbour is subject to tides, with entry via a bridge/cill which stops the inner
harbour from drying out at low water.
A small area of pontoons provides space for commercial outlets and further
View the Webcam
on Torquay Harbour which overlooks the
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