Torquay in 1989, ‘one of Europe’s most sophisticated holiday venues’

(Last Updated On: September 28, 2015)


Back in 1989 Torbay claimed to be, “one of Europe’s most sophisticated holiday venues… with an unrivalled cosmopolitan atmosphere”. The Bay featured, “…a dazzling kaleidoscope of nightlife”.

If you want proof, here’s the promotional video…

After watching this, do remember to, “Dance the night away and reflect on a myriad of happy memories”.


Kevin Dixon went to Audley Park – now Torquay Academy – and South Devon College when it was at Torre. After studying at Birmingham City University, he returned home because there’s nowhere else quite like Torquay. He then became involved in community and adult education, completed a PhD at Exeter University , and started writing about the weird and unknown side of town. He now Chairs Healthwatch Torbay and is involved in health and social care in the Bay.