During World War II Torquay was regarded as safer than the towns of South East England, and played host to evacuees from the London area.Torquay did still suffer bomb damage during the war, mainly from planes dumping excess loads after participating in the Plymouth Blitz.
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The high standards of water quality and beach facilities mean that many carry coveted awards, including no fewer than three European Blue Flags - more than any other resort in the UK.
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Hand axes found in Kents Cavern date to 450,000 years ago, and a maxilla fragment known as Kents Cavern 4 may be oldest example of a modern human in Europe.
Roman Soldiers are known to have visited Torquay at some point during the period when Britain was a part of the Roman Empire, leaving offerings at a strange rock formation in Kent's Cavern, known as 'The Face'.
Hall’s Harbour is a little fishing village on Nova Scotias Bay of Fundy coast.
Hall’s Harbour is reputedly named after Samuel Hall, an American privateer in the American Revolution who used the cove to raid settlements in the Annapolis Valley but was forced to flee and abandon his ship in the harbour by pursuing militia in 1779.
The first major building in what was to become Torquay was Torre Abbey, a Premonstratensian monastery founded in 1196.
Torquay remained a minor settlement until the Napoleonic wars, when Torbay was frequently used as a sheltered anchorage by the Channel Fleet, and relatives of officers often visited Torquay.
Apart from Swimming and Sunbathing this beach is used for many water sports and is especially ideal for Water Skiing and Surfing in the Spring, Autumn and Winter swells.