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Beaches in Torbay

One of the great beauties of Torbay is its unspoilt coastline offering some breathtaking views. Along a 22 mile stretch, over 20 safe beaches and secluded coves comprise the aptly named English Riviera. So whether you’re after a place to lay out your towel, build sandcastles, have a gentle paddle, explore a rock pool or just a quiet place to sit, you’re sure to find a beach to suit. For information on Torbay's Beaches please see our Guide to Beaches in Torbay
Torbay, as well as a popular family holiday resort, has, over recent years, become really popular with the diving community. It has many beaches suitable as places to learn and others for the more experienced diver where you can enjoy more challenging wreck diving.
Torbay has some of the cleanest bathing waters in the UK!
Find out about the beaches around Torbay, including their location, disabled access, toilets, nearest car parks and beach facilities.
Torbay has some of the cleanest bathing waters in the UK.  Find out which beaches have won awards including the prestigious Blue Flag award.
We offer a range of beach huts, deck chairs and other beach equipment for hire. Find out what you can hire, at which beaches and pricing.
Care should always be taken when you are in and around the sea. Here is some useful safety information regarding children on the beach, water safety and sun protection.
Find out which beaches dogs can be taken to as well as information about using boats, personal watercraft and taking horses onto our beaches.
Information on what we do to maintain and clean our beaches and also what you can do to get involved in keeping your local beach clean.
In 2007 the English Riviera became a Global Geopark, find out what this means and how you can experience this natural geological landscape.
Find out about our beach development projects, what we have completed and what is in the pipeline.

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