Torre Abbey Sands
Torre Abbey Sands is a long strip of southeast facing red Devon sand in the middle of the Torquay shoreline on the South Devon coast.
Backed by the 12th Century Torre Abbey and Torre Abbey Meadows, the beach is really the main beach for Torquay and consequently is very popular with families due to its ease of access and gently sloping aspect. The shallow water allows safe bathing and facilities here are good.
There is a café and shop and deckchairs are available for hire.
The beach disappears completely at high tide so plan your visit wisely.
Apart from Torre Abbey, the Leisure Park, Gardens and Meadows, other attractions nearby include the 'Agatha Christie Mile', Jungle Journey Adventure Golf at Belgrave Road and the Riviera International Centre with its Waves Leisure Pool.
A seasonal dog ban is in force on Torre Abbey Sands with dogs banned from 1st May to 30th September. There is however a dog exercise area on Torre Abbey Meadows.
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Cafe, shop or pub
✔ Easily accessible
✔ Family friendly
✘ 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:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
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