Close to the town is a nature reserve close point which protects the over wintering and summer migratory birds.
The town proper just up a few streets form the sea has excellent range of restaurants, cafes and bars.
Because the town is located downstream from Exeter and off the main motorway it can be a quieter place with less through traffic.
From the Dock or Harbour small river craft bring tourist upstream and along the coast to Torquay , during the early summer to autumn the boats leave regularly throughout the day.
A ferry also operates across the bay.