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Torquay Beaches

Torquay and the English Riviera have one of the highest numbers of award-winning Blue Flag beaches in the UK. The 22 mile long coastline contains 20 magnificent beaches and coves, with top beaches in Torquay and Babbacombe including Meadfoot, Torre Abbey Sands, Babbacombe beach and Oddicombe beach.

Torre Abbey Sands

Torre Abbey Sands

Torre Abbey Sands

Central Torre Abbey Sands beach is the biggest of all Torquay's beaches and popular with families. Abbey Sands has warm shallow waters and a long sweeping stretch of golden sandy beach bay. It's conveniently situated close to Torquay town centre, harbour and shops so all amenities are close to hand, with easy access to Torquay promenade and nearby parking.

Corbyn Head

Corbyn Head beach is a family favourite beach in Torquay, situated just south west of Torre Abbey Sands and with a quieter atmosphere. A charming beach lined with pretty painted beach huts, Corbyn Head is a sand and shingle beach popular for rock pooling with easy access to nearby Abbey Meadows and Torre Abbey Gardens.

Meadfoot Beach

Meadfoot Beach with dive school is just east of Torquay town centre and was a popular swimming beach with Agatha Christie who swam here as a child practically every day in the summer! Meadfoot Beach is relatively large and has superb views of the Torbay coastline and across to off-shore Thatchers Rock. Meadfoot is a mix of pebble and sand, and as the tide goes out rocky areas are exposed so at low tide it's great for rock pooling! Diving is also popular and you'll find a dive school flanking the beach. Meadfoot is well equipped with a great terraced cafe, public toilets and a shop, as well as a scattering of beach huts, with deck chairs available to hire.

Babbacombe Beaches

Babbacombe Beaches

Babbacombe Beaches

Babbacombe beach is a charming small sheltered beach consisting of both sand and shingle. Popular for fishing and a big beach hit with families, Babbacombe beach has a great family friendly pub right on the beach. Reach Babbacombe beach via a scenic pathway which leads down from Babbacombe Downs. Dogs are welcome on this Torbay beach. Oddicombe Beach adjacent to Babbacombe beach is a delightful family beach, reached by the famous Babbacombe Cliff Railway or down the steep path from Babbacombe Downs. This beach is also a mix of sand and shingle with superb family facilities including a cafe, beach shop, toilets, baby changing areas, a first aid point and telephone.

Watcombe Beach

Situated just beyond Torquay and Babbacombe, peaceful Watcombe beach is a Riviera beach cove gem. Dogs are welcome on Watcombe Beach all year round and Watcombe is accessed by a steep path down from the cliffs through mature woodland on the hillside before emerging at the cove beach. Lifeguards, a cafe and toilets are all available across the summer season.

Maidencombe Beach

The perfect peaceful beach retreat, beautiful Maidencombe Beach around Torquay also sits beyond Babbacombe to the east of Torquay and is surrounded by countryside. Accessible via a narrow path, Maidencombe is a sandy beach offering safe bathing. Dogs are welcome all year round and just up from the beach, the South West Coast Path along this stretch of the Torbay coastline is particularly stunning.

Accommodation in Torquay

  • Babbacombe   (0.7 miles from the centre of Torquay)
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  • Torquay   (0.6 miles from the centre of Torquay)
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    Characterful Torquay cottage set in the heart of the town & offering 3 bedrooms, exposed beams, courtyard garden & well equipped kitchen. Short breaks off peak. Sleeps 5.
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  • Torquay   (1.0 miles from the centre of Torquay)
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    Award- winning Torquay Bed and breakfast just 300 metres from the beach. Free WiFi, home cooked breakfasts and en- suite king size bedrooms available. Close to shops & restaurants.
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    Country house hotel in the heart of Torquay opposite Torre Abbey Gardens. Free WiFi throughout, parking, quality restaurant, bars, indoor & outdoor pools, sauna, spa & activities.
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    A beautifully presented 4 star B&B in Torquay close to the harbourside, town and beaches. Set in a quiet residential location. Children welcome and we can accommodate pets.
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    Luxury boutique Victorian villa hotel in Torquay, just 5 minutes' walk from Meadfoot beach. Stunning en-suite rooms, Wi-Fi, outdoor pool, hot tub and inclusive use of health club.
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  • Torquay   (0.7 miles from the centre of Torquay)
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    Stylish Torquay apartment at garden level with a pretty garden area, 2 bedrooms, allocated parking and easy access to the South West Coast Path & Harbour. Sleeps 4.
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  • Torquay   (0.9 miles from the centre of Torquay)
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    Semi-detached holiday home in Torquay near Meadfoot beach. Modern stylish interior with 2 en-suite bedrooms, parking and a sunny conservatory/ patio. Glorious sea views. Sleeps 4.
     
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  • St Marychurch   (0.8 miles from the centre of Torquay)
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    Holiday home in St Marychurch, Babbacombe ideal for English Riviera touring. Close to beaches, the Downs and shops/ restaurants. Private parking, 3 bedrooms and patio. Sleeps 5.
     
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    Fabulous award-winning themed B&B in Torquay with Bistro bar, free WiFi and 12 en-suite rooms. A warm welcome assured with outdoor pool and hot spa open during the summer.
     
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