Beverley Holiday Homes

Best Storm Watching Spots In Torbay

Bunker down in one of our cosy holiday homes this winter and watch the wild weather whipping up a frenzy. What better way to blast away those winter blues than with a spot of storm watching right here at Beverley Holidays, where you can enjoy a front-row seat to the gale-force action or head to one of our top storm-chasing spots…

Room With A View

Boasting an enviable location perched atop a hill, Beverley Holidays’ legendary sea views have been drawing holiday homes owners to our family run holiday park year after year. But while Summer serves up uninterrupted aspects across the calm, glistening waters of Torbay, winter gives you a chance to watch the windy drama unfold. Stay snug in our sea view holiday homes, enjoying panoramic views of the choppy coastline and watch the wind and rain sweep across our stunning shores from the best seat in Torbay.

Storm In A (Jetty) Cup

If all that storm chasing has you feeling thirsty, our Jetty Lounge, Bar & Terrace is the perfect place to retreat to for a steamy cup of Costa coffee served with plenty more stormy sights served on the side. Or better still, batten down the hatches in the tropical surrounds of our Oasis Leisure Club where you can watch the elements from the warming waters of the indoor pool or listen to the wind whaling while sheltering in our Finnish-style sauna. And not forgetting a bubbling hot tub to warm your cockles after a brisk beach stroll – all of which is included in your holiday home ownership package.

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Brisky Brixham Walks

Grab your waterproofs and head to the nearby harbourside town of Brixham where its fisherman folk take to the stormy waters come rain or shine. Watch as trawlers tackle the tricky conditions as they head out to open sea, with its breakwater designed to take on the brunt of the elements and protect vessels moored at the port. Take a walk to its little lighthouse or hunt for washed-up treasures on the pebble-filled shores of Breakwater Beach, with Shoalstone Pool another great storm-watching spot that gets regularly battered by winter waves and is a popular spot for hardy cold water swimmers on calmer days.

Paignton Seafront Swells

Take a trip to Paignton Pier when the Easterly winds pick up and you’ll find its usually calm waters awash with surfers looking to catch a wave beside its famous pleasure pier. Park up along the Esplanade and join fellow storm watchers tucked safely inside their cars or holed up in a seafront café for a prime seat to the rolling swells. Blow away the winter cobwebs with a stroll along the famous pleasure pier, watching the waves breaking beneath your very feet as you peer through the wooden floor panels.

Blow Away The Cobwebs

If you love the thrill of wild weather, Berry Head is the place to head on your wintertime visit to Beverley Holidays. The National Nature Reserve has an exposed headland that’s surrounded by water on three sides, providing exceptional views across Torbay and beyond which on stormy days sees waves pounding against the rocks and winds whipping up record speeds.  The weather doesn’t put its animal resident off, with a guillemot colony calling this windswept setting ‘home’ and frequent sightings of a pod of dolphins dancing in the waves.

Epic Storm Action At Babbacome

Home to the highest cliff top promenade in England, Babbacombe Downs is another one for the storm-watching hit list. On a clear day, its lofty setting affords views stretching as far as Portland Bill in Dorset, while more tempestuous conditions give way to equally epic aspects of turbulent seas unleashing their fury on the coast. Grab your binoculars and hop aboard Babbacombe Cliff Railway which shuttles visitors down to nearby Oddicombe Beach – another great storm-watching spot when you can catch the swells close up.


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