Date: June 4, 2011 and June 11, 2011
Time: 11:00 p.m. and just before midnight.
Saturday June 4, 11:00pm, an orange light approached from the sea and turned across the coast towards Torquay. This was followed by two more orange lights which separated slightly, then the three of them gradually faded in the distance.
Possibly helicopters, but the lights were steady, no flicker, and were still visible when they were travelling away.
Saturday 11 June, just before midnight, looking towards Exeter, seemed to be a searchlight from a height of about 500 feet, from a stationary point that swiveled one way then the other for about 5 minutes at least from the time I saw it. Too high to be ground based, mostly hidden by low cloud, but always just visible.