Getting around Torbay

From steam trains to segways: lots of ways to get about and explore Torbay.

Distances from the Miggi

  • To the beach or SW Coast Path: 100 yards
  • Walk along the seafront to the pier: 0.4 miles
  • Nearest bus stop: 80 yards – Torquay Road bus stops less than ½ mile
  • To the station: 0.9 miles

About the area

The English Riviera’s breath-taking landscape has designated UNESCO Global Geopark status, one of only eight sites in the entire UK and 140 in the world to have this status. There are loads of ways to get around and enjoy the fantastic scenery, whatever your energy or fitness levels.

Mobility assistance

Wheelchair-accessible taxis: Wheelchair Taxi Company.

Hire mobility equipment or a scooter for your stay from Easyscoot, New Ability, or Cavendish –  all say they can deliver equipment to your guest house and collect at the end of your holiday.

There are Shopmobility stores in Paignton and Torquay that rent scooters by the day.


We are less than a mile (16 minutes walk) from Paignton station and just under two miles from Torquay station. The scenic Riviera Line between Paignton and Exeter includes a beautiful section where the rails hug the coast between Teignmouth and Starcross.

Steam Train and river cruise

Take the steam train from Paignton station along the coast, add a short foot ferry trip to visit Dartmouth, or buy a “Round Robin” ticket which includes a river cruise along the river Dart to Totnes, and a bus back to Paignton.


The bus stops on Torquay Road (3-5 minutes’ walk from The Miggi) offer access to the following routes:

  • 12: runs between Brixham and Torquay roughly every 15 minutes
  • 122: the open-top “golden hop” route runs from Goodrington through Paignton and Torquay to Babbacombe every 30 minutes.  
  • 22: runs from Paignton through Teignmouth to Dawlish hourly
  • 30: runs between Brixham and St Marychurch in Torquay

Map of the local bus network.

Day Rider tickets (unlimited travel for 24 hours) are available from £5 for adults. More information about ticket prices here


The Miggi is just a few yards from the South-West Coast Path, one of the most popular hiking routes in the world. Hikers might be interested in this blog about walking from Paignton to Brixham, which has lots of helpful photos.

Other walking routes in the local area are suggested by the English Riviera website.

The English Riviera Walking Tour company offers a range of informative guided walking tours which aim to highlight the history of the area.

For dog-friendly walking information, please see our Dog Friendly page.


If you are bringing bicycles with you, we can provide parking behind our fence with a wall-mounted bike rack to which you can chain or D-lock your bike.

You can also rent an e-bike for a few hours or a day from We Do Bikes.

Some suggested routes are shown on the Cycling Map of Torbay.

Explore the Dart by boat

Paddle the Dart rent out kayaks and paddle boards from Dittisham.

Dartmouth Boat Hire and Dittisham Boat Hire rent out powered boats for use on the Dart.

Wesup provide kayaks or paddleboards, lessons, and fitness sessions from Dartside Quay.

Totnes Kayaks offer kayak, canoe, and paddleboard hire, as well as tours with guides.

Canoe Adventures have large canoes for group trips on the Dart.

Affordable river cruises on the 100-seat Christie-Belle are provided by the Greenway and Dittisham Ferry Company.

The Fizz Boat offers private river cruises with champagne for special occasions.

Getting out on the sea

Sealife Conservation tours offer 2 and 4 hour boat trips with a knowledgeable conservationist guide. Call Simon: 07713705692

Broadsands Beach and Water Sports provide a range of equipment hire and jetski training.

Learn to canoe with a course from the Ibex Canoe Club in Brixham.

Wesup provide kayaks or paddleboards, lessons, and fitness sessions from Torre Abbey Sands.

Torquay Watersports offer rib rides, boat charter, and RYA training courses.

Jet Set Go provide tours by jet ski.

Other ways to tour

Segway tours from Easiglide

Rent a car: Chief Rentals are based at Paignton station.

See Devon from the air

Hot air balloon trips over Torbay are offered by Aerosaurus Balloons, South-West Balloons, and Virgin.

Helicopter tours: AH Helicopter Services.

Try piloting a plane with a trial lesson from Aviation South-West.

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