Granted a Blue Flag Award for 2015, the south-facing Meadfoot Beach lies just to the west of the headland of Hope's Nose, a mile from the harbour in the middle of Torquay, on the coast of South Devon.
A mixture of sand and shingle, the beach is frequented by families at its western end, who enjoy the Meadfoot Beach Café, restaurant, and shop. Beach chalets and deckchairs are also available for hire. Meanwhile, the rockier eastern end is more popular with diving enthusiasts and fishermen. The large rock a mile or so offshore is Thatcher Rock.
Access is good from the road via a sloping ramp that leads down to the promenade.
Parking is available at the northern end of the beach. Toilets are seasonal and only open between April and October.
Close to Meadfoot Beach lies the 'Agatha Christie Mile'. Stretching along Torquay’s seafront, the waymarked route allows you to follow in the footsteps of South Devon’s most famous novelists.
The beach is supervised during the summer season. First aid, lost child centre, warning flags and patrol boat are all available during the summer season. Lifebuoys are available all year round.
A seasonal dog ban applies here with dogs banned from 1st May to 30th September inclusive. There is, however a dog exercise area at the North end of beach
✔ Cafe, shop or pub
✔ Easily accessible
✔ Family friendly
✔ Flora and Fauna
✘ Seasonal dog ban
OS Explorer Map 110: Torquay & Dawlish
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.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
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