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Take a look at our full list of breaks & holidays to find your ideal break. From Summer to Spa Breaks there's something for everyone

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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

On the beach, courtesy ERTBThe 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.

Meadfoot, Torquay

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.


Beach fun courtesy ERTBSand 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.

Paignton Sands

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.

Goodrington Sands

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.

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    Mr Roberts - Lancing
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    Mr & Mrs R Graham - Llantarnam
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    Mrs L Cottrell - Bristol
  • Excellent short break. Fab value for money

    Mrs S Baker - Newport

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