Located in the St. Marychurch district of Torquay, just south of Petit Tor Point, Oddicombe was granted a Blue Flag Award in 2015, and is an east facing beach of sand and shingle on the coast of South Devon.
The beach lies at the foot of red sandstone cliffs and is accessed via a steep lane or by using the Babbacombe Cliff Railway, built in 1926 at a cost of £15,648.
Facilities are good including chalet, deckchair, pedalo and boat hire as well as a café, shop and First Aid point. The beach is supervised in high season and seasonal toilets are available.
Take care not to sit directly below the cliffs as the beach has experienced rock falls in the past.
Parking is available at some distance, with the closest car parks located at Princes Street and St Marychurch. There is also a small Visitor Centre at the beach
Dogs are banned on Oddicombe Beach between 1st May and 30th September inclusive.
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Cafe, shop or pub
✔ Family friendly
✔ Tourist information
✘ Seasonal dog ban
OS Explorer Map 110: Torquay & Dawlish
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