St Mary’s Bay
Just off St Mary’s Road, SW Coastal path, St Marys Bay, Brixham, TQ5 9QF
St Mary’s Bay is a delightful secluded sandy beach with interesting rock formations and surrounding cliffs, just off the South West Coast Path. Enjoy panoramic views of the area from the coastal path overlooking the beach.
Battery Gardens, Brixham, TQ5 8RB
Fishcombe Cove is ideal if you want to escape the crowds. Situated along the coast from Brixham, this small shingle beach is a quiet, peaceful little cove protected on all sides by tall cliffs. Difficult restricted access via very steep path from the car park or via the steps from Battery Gardens.
Churston, TQ5 8RA
The next cove around the south west coast path from Fishcombe, access is along a steep narrow path so not good for disabled access. A peaceful shingle and rock beach with absolutely beautiful scenery, shallow waters for children but no facilities.
Berry Head Road, Brixham, TQ5 9AF
Close to the mouth of Brixham harbour is Breakwater Beach, one of the cleanest and safest beaches on the English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay. Not only is it a Blue Flag beach, but it has a Quality Coast Award and has been recommended by the Good Beach Guide. There’s also disabled access with adjoining parking facilities, meaning everyone can enjoy it.
FACILITIES: On-Site café/restaurant, Deckchairs, First Aid Room, Toilets, Car Park
Berry Head Road, Brixham, TQ5 9AJ
Along the coast from the busy fishing harbour of Brixham is Shoalstone Beach. This isn’t a sandy beach, but there are still plenty of activities to keep everyone happy. Shoalstone Beach is also home to a 25 metre sea water swimming pool, one of the few left in the country.
FACILITIES: On-Site café/restaurant, Picnic Site, Deckchairs, First Aid Room, Toilets, Car Park
Broadsands Road, Paignton, TQ4 6LL
In between Paignton and Brixham is Broadsands on the English Riviera, South Devon’s Beautiful Bay. With a long sandy beach the whole family can enjoy, you can make sandcastles for a couple of hours and then paddle in the calm sea. There’s also a large area of parkland directly behind the beach, so if you’ve brought a football with you, this is a great place to have a kick around and you can even have a barbeque to finish your day.
FACILITIES: Beach wheelchair available for daily hire, Deckchairs, First Aid Room, Shower facilities, On-Site café/restaurant, Picnic Site
Brixham, TQ3 6LE
The beach is accessed on foot from nearby Broadsands, which is just off the main road from Paignton to Brixham. Broadsands has a large Pay and Display car park.
Close to Paignton is Elberry Cove, a quiet inlet with a small pebble beach. It is an extremely peaceful place, so you can relax without being disturbed by noisy crowds or amusement arcades. The beach can only be accessed on foot, so if you have the car with you, park at Broadsands and take a stroll along the coastal path.
Dartmouth Road, Paignton, TQ4 6LN
Close to Paignton is the long, sandy stretch of Goodrington Sands. With a Quality Coast Award, safe swimming conditions and loads of great activities, this family friendly beach promises to keep the kids happy whatever the weather. For family fun beyond the beach, there’s a crazy golf course and lots of amusement arcades. Close by is Splashdown @ Quaywest Waterpark, where eight flumes, a swimming pool and a toddler’s play area ensure a fun filled day for all the family.
FACILITIES: Amusements, Beach wheelchair available for daily hire, Deckchairs, First Aid Room, Lifeguards (May – September), Shop, Shower facilities, Toilets, Watersports equipment hire, Beach side refreshment kiosk, On-Site café/restaurant, Picnic Site
Esplanade Road, Paignton, TQ4 6BJ
Paignton Beach offers the ultimate family day out at the seaside. With a sandy beach, safe swimming and a whole host of activities to enjoy, this promises to be a fun day out for all the family
FACILITIES: Beach wheelchair available for daily hire, Deckchairs, First Aid Room, Passenger ferry, Pleasure boat cruises, Shop, Shower facilities, Watersports equipment hire
Marine Drive, Paignton, TQ3 2NU
A short walk from Paignton is Preston Sands, a great family beach. On this safe, clean beach you can sunbathe, swim or make castles in the sand.
FACILITIES: Deckchairs, First Aid Room, Toilets, On-Site café/restaurant
Cliff Park Road, Paignton, TQ4 6JF
Saltern Cove is one of the SSSI designated sites in the English Riviera Geopark and a Local Nature Reserve. Unique in Britain, this nature reserve extends underwater to a point 376 metres below the low water mark. The beach is located along the south west coast path to the South of Goodrington Sands and is accessed via set of steps from the coast path above. It is one of the coves which makes up the local area known as three beaches. At low tide there are many rock pools to explore.
Difficult access. The only access to the beach is down a set of steep steps rom the coast path above.
FACILITIES: Picnic Site
Torre Abbey Sands
Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 5JE
This delectable beach is part of the English Riviera and it lives up to its name with its stunning sands, views and sunshine.
FACILITIES: Beach wheelchair available for daily hire, Deckchairs, First Aid Room, Shop, Toilets, Beach side refreshment kiosk, On-Site café/restaurant, Picnic Site
Meadfoot sea Road, Torquay, TQ1 2EL
A mile from Torquay harbour and in a stunning location at the bottom of a row of imposing cliffs is Meadfoot Beach. Grab a deckchair and enjoy the sound of the sea lapping against the shore, or wander along the split-level promenade lined with beach huts.
FACILITIES: Deckchairs, First Aid Room, Shower facilities, Watersports equipment hire, On-Site café/restaurant
The Downs, Babbacombe, Torquay, TQ1 3LU
East of Torquay lies Babbacombe Beach. A beautiful arc of shingle beach, this unspoilt coastline is a haven of tranquillity, gorgeous views and calm, clean waters where you can relax and soak up the atmosphere.
FACILITIES: Shop, On-Site café/restaurant, Picnic Site
Babbacombe, Torquay, TQ1 3LU
Nestled at the bottom of red sandstone cliffs Oddicombe beach is a sheltered haven for those looking for a relaxing day out. Access is via a steep foot path or via the easier Cliff Railway, where a gentle slope leads to a level promenade above the beach. Access via the steps on to the beach is not easy.
FACILITIES: Deckchairs, First Aid Room, Shop, Toilets, Watersports equipment hire, Beach side refreshment kiosk
Torquay, TQ1 4SH
If you’re looking for a pleasant, idyllic spot for somewhere to relax then Watcombe is the beach for you, surrounded by cliffs and wooded hillsides. The steep path that leads down to the beach passes through mature woodland and opens out to reveal a small cove with spectacular scenery. Access:Difficult, the path from the car park to the café and beach is very steep.
FACILITIES, On-Site café/restaurant
Anstey’s Cove Road, Torquay, TQ1 3TG
Between Torquay and Babbacombe sits Anstey’s Cove. Quiet, peaceful and incredibly beautiful, this small shingle beach is the place to come if you want to escape the crowds. You can rent a deckchair and relax, paddle in the glistening sea, or have a bite to eat at the beach cafe. Difficult access, with a steep slope and steps, although there is a hand rail.
FACILITIES: Toilets, On-Site café/restaurant
Beacon Hill, Torquay, TQ1 2BG
Beacon Cove is a haven away from the main beach of Torquay and is close to Living Coasts, the coastal zone section of the award-winning Paignton Zoo. There is good disabled access down to the small promenade above the tiny shingle beach.
Torquay Seafront, Torquay, TQ2 6NT
This lovely little sandy beach lies to the south of Torre Abbey Sands, close to Abbey Meadows. With colourful beach huts and interesting rock pools, the beach is very popular with families.
FACILITIES: Deckchairs, Toilets