Best Storm-Watching Spots In Torbay
Nothing beats a visit to Torbay in the winter months, when you can enjoy a bracing walk on empty beaches where the calm waters whip up waves and sunbathers are replaced by stormwatchers.
With its endless miles of coastline, there are plenty of places you can watch mother nature in all her glory so why not pull up a front-row seat to the best show you’ll see this winter…
Located atop a hill with panoramic views stretching across the whole breadth of The Bay, Beverley Holidays is the perfect location for a spot of storm-watching. Take a dip in one of our hot tub lodges or caravans where you can shelter from the brisk climes in the comfort of your very own bubbling hot tub. Or simply settle back in their cosy centrally-heated interiors sipping on a hot chocolate while gazing at the story scenes outside. If you’re keen to be even closer to nature, our touring pitches are available to book throughout the winter months and boast some of the best sea views around.
Another great storm-watching location that is just a short drive from Beverley Holidays is the historic fishing town of Brixham. Over the years, this quaint harbourside location has seen its fair share of crashing waves and high winds, keeping its local community of fisherman well and truly on their toes. Watch as the wild waters unleash their power on its breakwater – an elongated rubble mound designed to shelter Brixham from the stormiest of seas. Head to one of the many pavement cafes dotted along its shores – the perfect way to spend a winter’s day.
Famed for its mild microclimate, Torbay’s waters are usually relatively calm making our beaches perfect for families. But, when the Easterly winds pick up place such as Paignton become a hot spot for stormwatchers and surfers keen to catch its white frothy waves. Park up on Paignton’s esplanade and see the action for yourself, or take a stroll along its famous pleasure pier when you can watch the waves breaking beneath your very feet as you peer through the wooden floor panels.
Grab your winter woolies and some binoculars and head to Berry Head, a National Nature Reserve which encompasses a stunning headland, with iconic lighthouse and Napoleonic Fort. Surrounded by water on three sides and providing panoramic views across Torbay and beyond, it’s the perfect place to get out among the elements. There’s nature at every turn, including a guillemot colony and frequent sightings of a pod of dolphins dancing in the waves, making it a great location for storm watching and wildlife spotting.
If you’ve been inspired to visit Devon for storm watching, get booking your winter escape by calling us on 01803 843887 or book online here.