Torquay is known as the English Riviera, but that is always up for debate. Torquay is part of Torbay which has a microclimate in the UK and consists of three towns, Torquay, Paignton and Brixham - all with their own beauty spots and beaches.
Good transport links to trains, buses and coaches. In fact the national coach park is a two minute walk and has direct links to London and Heathrow airport.
Exeter is the nearest city.