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Your complete guide to the best photo spots in Torbay

For this week’s activity, we took a trip to the beautiful Berry Head Nature Reserve in Brixham. The magnificent views of rugged coastline were a photographer’s dream and it got us thinking… where are the best places to take a photo in Torbay? Here are our pick of the best places, along with details of how to get there and when it’s best to visit.


1.Berry Head

The inspiration for this blog was after a trip to Berry Head, so it’s only right to include in our list. It can be exposed and windy but the views are well worth the effort.

Photo Location: https://goo.gl/maps/MXiSnC79HJGiBX7m9

How to get there?

Hop on a number 12 bus to Brixham Harbour and take a walk on the stunning South West Coast Path (approx. 1 ½ miles from Harbour to Berry Head).

Best for:

Group photos

 

2. Torquay Harbour

This is a great spot right in the centre of Torquay that gives you great views over Torquay Harbour

Photo Location: https://goo.gl/maps/5bSbcy3gd4QG1VGN7

How to get there?

A number of buses stop at Torquay Harbour and it’s a very short walk from there.

Best for:

night photography

 


3. Cockington Village

With it’s thatched cottages and stunning gardens, Cockington is a real picture postcard village.

Photo location: https://goo.gl/maps/eK6atVF4fiMyAKVP6

How to get there?

Hop on a number 12/22 bus and get off at the Livermead House/Livermead Cliff Hotel. From there, head down Cockington Lane and pick-up the Water Meadow path, which leads all the way to the village.

Best for:

A traditional English vllage scene

 


4. Meadfoot Beach/Thatcher Rock

An elevated view overlooking colourful waters, a curve of coastline and finished-off with Thatcher Rock. A similar photo was used to promote the English Riviera as a destination on billboards and posters across London.

Photo location: https://goo.gl/maps/TndLxuwccMBxWPJq5

How to get there?

From Torbay Harbour, head towards the Imperial Hotel and follow signs for the South West Coast Path. After a climb, you will be rewarded with views from Daddyhole Plain. Continue on the path down towards Meadfoot Beach – you will see a viewpoint on your righthand side.

Best for:

the best beach photo

 


5. Babbacombe Downs

Due to the cliff top location, you can see miles and miles of coastline on a clear day. The view is even better enjoyed with a takeaway box of fish and chips from nearby Hanburys, an ever-popular fish and chip shop a short walk away!

Photo Location: https://goo.gl/maps/tNsF6rFNxEy24rgu6

How to get there?

Hop-on the 22 from various locations in Torbay - the bus stops in Babbacombe

Best for:

a sunny summer evening