The English Riviera has the best sand on the English coast for building sandcastles! So whether it is a simple bucket of sand or a full scale dolphin sculpture - come and give it a try! Along the 22 miles of the English Riviera coastline there are 20 beaches from wide sandy stretches to hidden rocky coves.
Here are just some of our favourites, but for full details of all of the beaches along our coastline take a look at the English Riviera Website.
Torre Abbey & Corbyn Sands
The beach right on our own doorstep, just 400 yards away from TLH, across the road from Torre Abbey Meadows parkland. A tidal, sandy beach right in the heart of Torquay's so lots of parking nearby. Very high tides will cover the sand. Dogs banned, swimming safe with care, toilets, cafe, beach shop, deckchair/sunbed hire and chalet hire.
Easily accessible, a long pebble and sand beach with parking. Dogs allowed only at the Kilmorie (east) end , swimming safe with care, toilets, cafe, deckchair/sunbed hire and chalet hire.
European Blue Flag award.
Sand and shingle beach just below the north end of Babbacombe Downs. Parking is half a mile from the beach. Steep access but try the cliff railway (great fun). No dogs, swimming safe with care, toilets, cafe, beach shop, deckchair/sunbed hire.
European Blue Flag and Seaside award.
Long sandy beach with Paignton Pier at its centre. Easy access, large grassy green adjacent and ample parking nearby. Lots of kiosks and cafes by the beach and amusements on the pier. Dogs are banned, swimming safe with care, toilets, deckchair/sunbed hire and pedaloes.
Long sandy beach with Seashore Centre, Quaywest Waterpark, Youngs Park and Inn on the Quay all right behind the beach. Plenty of kiosks, toilets and amusements, swimming safe with care, deckchair and sunbed hire. Dogs allowed on North Sands only. Excellent low tide rockpooling - call into the Seashore Centre (free) to find out what to look for.
- Was impressed by every member of staff we came in contact with. The fact that the whole staff, worked together as an efficient, helpful and cheerful TEAM – impressive
Mr Roberts - Lancing
- We’ve been coming here for 10 years, AND we’ll be back
Mr & Mrs R Graham - Llantarnam
- A friend told me about your establishment and I’m so glad she did. This is our 4th visit and I can’t wait for our 5th!
Mrs L Cottrell - Bristol
- Excellent short break. Fab value for money
Mrs S Baker - Newport