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Oddicombe Beach

Oddicombe Beach beach, Devon

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

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.

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 Torquay, Newton Abbot, Paignton and Teignmouth.

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 Newton Abbot, Paignton, Brixham and Moretonhampstead.

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