Beacon Cove is a perfect haven away from the main beach of Torquay, close to Living Coasts  Opens in a new window , a part of the award winning Paignton Zoo.

There is a small promenade above a tiny shingle beach and its sheltered position makes it a warm sunny spot even out of season. At the turn of the century this beach was known as the Ladies Bathing Cove.

Beacon Cove is a short walking distance from Torquay harbour side and forms part of the Agatha Christie Mile  Opens in a new window , as it was a favourite bathing spot for the writer.

Supervision and safety


There is no supervision at any time of year.


Lifebuoys are available all year round.


Good Beach Guide

Toilets and facilities


Nearest toilets are at Beacon Quay.

Transport and parking


Moderate distance, some walking. The closest car park is Beacon Quay.


Allowed all year round.

Disabled access


Limited - disabled access to the promenade above the beach.

AddressBeacon Hill, Torquay, TQ1 2EP