Watcombe Beach lies at the northern end of the Torbay conurbation between St. Marychurch and Maidencombe on the South Devon coast.
Looking out into Babbacombe Bay and sheltered by Watcombe Head, this east facing beach of sand and coarse shingle is popular with families despite access being via a steep walk through woodland.
Please do not sit directly below the cliffs on Watcombe Beach. Due to the underlying geology the cliffs are unstable and rock falls are possible.
Facilities include a small café and toilets. Dogs are permitted all year round.
There are some fine walks along the South West Coast Path north to Maidencombe, Shaldon and Teignmouth or south to St. Marychurch and the varied delights of Torquay.
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Dogs permitted
✔ Cafe, shop or pub
✔ Family friendly
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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