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Oddicombe Beach

Little Oddicombe Beach Closure

Update - Spring 2014

Following the rockfalls last year at Little Oddicombe, we would remind people to avoid the area affected by the landslips. We have been advised by a geologist that further activity can be expected and therefore this area will remain closed for the forseeable future. It is important that members of the public heed the warnings signs.
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Nestled at the bottom of red sandstone cliffs Oddicombe beach is a sheltered haven for those looking for a relaxing day out.
This attractive stretch of shingle beach is perfect for simply hiring a deck chair, lying back and enjoying the spectacular views.  For a bit more action there is a choice of water sports.
Away from the beach, a steep walk to the cliff top is well rewarded with magnificent views across the bay.  For those who want the breathtaking views without losing breath, there’s access to the cliff top via the Babbacombe Cliff Railway.

Supervision: The beach is supervised during the summer season.

Beach office telephone number: 01803 327083.

Safety: First aid, lost child centre, warning flags and patrol boat all available during the summer season. Lifebuoys are available all year round.

Awards: Good Beach guide, Blue Flag, Seaside Award

Water Quality:
Car Park: Parking some distance away. Closest car parks are Princes Street and St Marychurch, see the Torquay Car Parks page for further details.

Toilets: Seasonal (April to Oct), including disabled facilities.

Facilities: Café, beach hut hire, deckchair hire, beach shower and boat and pedalo hire.

Banned from beach 1 May to 30 September. There is a dog exercise area on Babbacombe Beach.

Access: Limited – access is via a steep foot path or via the easier Cliff Railway, where a gentle slope leads to a level promenade above the beach. Access via the steps on to the beach is not easy.

Facilities / Equipment: Seasonal disabled toilet facilities.




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