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Livermead Sands

Livermead Sands lies on the southern fringes of Torquay on the South Devon coast.

Just north of Livermead Head lie the twin beaches of Institute Beach and Livermead Sands.

Institute Beach consists of coarse red Devon sand and is overlooked by many. The beach has no facilities but has a natural feel, with good views across Torbay to the new harbour.

Livermead Sands Beach is a narrow strand of red Devon sand adjacent to the Livermead Cliff Hotel in the north of Torbay. The beach disappears at low tide so please be aware of the state of the tide before visiting.

The centre of the beach is dedicated to water skiing and the northeastern end of the beach becomes rocky as you near Corbyn's Head. Toilets are available close by. All other facilities are available at the neighbouring Corbyn's Beach and Torre Abbey Sands to the northeast.


 Sandy beach

 Easily accessible


 Dogs permitted


OS Explorer Map OL20: South Devon

OS Explorer Map OL20: South Devon

This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.

Local area

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Paignton, Torquay, Broadsands and Newton Abbot.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:







Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:






Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Paignton, Brixham, Newton Abbot and Kingsbridge.

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