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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.
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 cliff railway.  At the top there is a café offering a wide selection of food and drink where you can sit back and enjoy the beautiful backdrop.
Beach Office:01803 327083
Awards:Blue Flag, Seaside Award and Good Beach Guide
Type:Sandy with cliffs
Transport:The nearest town is Torquay.  There is main road access and local bus services.  Bus no. 32.  Parking is ½ mile from the beach.  Access is via a steep foot path or the very popular Babbacombe Cliff Railway.
Disabled: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.
Dogs:Banned during summer season. There is a dog exercise area on Babbacombe Beach.
Safety:Supervision, Life buoys, First aid, Lost child centre, Warning flags and Patrol boat
Facilities:Babbacombe Cliff Railway, Cafe, Beach Huts (Seasonal Lets), Beach Managers, Toilets (open summer only), Beach Shower, Disabled visitors’ facilities, Deckchair hire, Boat hire and Promenade
Seaside Activities:Sailing and Paddleboats
Car Park: is over 5 minutes walk away in Babbacombe Downs area across a road. There is limited on street parking on Babbacombe Downs.
Surrounding Area:Town, Small harbour, Shops and Cliffs

Satellite view of Oddicombe Beach - Link opens in new window

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