If you're stuck for ideas for things to do in Torquay, our beaches always provide family fun. Devon is well known for its famous beaches and coastlines, in fact Torbay has topped the charts for a number of years with the best beaches in the country, gaining many fantastic awards. Torbay beaches always retain their Quality Coast Awards for being safe and clean. There are many different types of beaches here in Torquay, some are wide, sandy beaches, and others are smaller and more secluded. Whilst exploring Torquay beaches, you’ll find that many are linked by the South West Coast Path. Stretching from the south side of Brixham to Maidencombe. If you enjoy water sports, fishing, boating or just lazing the day away, the coastline of Torbay has a wide variety on offer.
- Torre Abbey Sands (Sand) – If you stay with us at one of our TLH hotels, this beach is right on your door step and is in walking distance from the hotel. Torre Abbey sands is an easy access beach and has toilets and local refreshments nearby. This beach is a 10 minute walk into our local town where you can grab a bite to eat and do some shopping.
- Maidencombe Beach (Sand/Shingle) – Access is generally easy, but is steep in places. Dogs are allowed on this beach and there are toilets & a cafe where you can have some refreshments whilst enjoying the summer sun.
- Oddicombe Beach (Sand/ Shingle) – Access is moderate and a clift lift is usually used to get down to the beach. There are toilets and a cafe where you can grab some refreshments whilst enjoying the beach.
- Babbacombe Beach (Sand / Shingle) – Access is moderate. This beach is most popular for fishing off the breakwater and sailing. Parking is limited near the beach and dogs are allowed on this beach. Again there is a cafe/restaurant for refreshments.
- Meadfoot Beach (Pebble / Sand) – Access is easy to this beach. There is parking near the beach, dogs are allowed on the beach and there is toilets & a cafe for refreshments.
If you are willing to travel a little further, there are some amazing beaches in Paignton, Brixham and Dartmouth.