Torre Abbey Sands is an excellent long sandy beach west of Torquay harbour and is located along the seafront in Torquay. This is the main beach for Torquay and is popular with holidaymakers from the surrounding hotels, day visitors and locals. The sandy beach is great for making sandcastles and rests between rock headlands which provide a safe sheltered area. 

There are plenty of attractions nearby including the Princess Pier, Rock Walk, Princess Gardens, and Abbey Park and Meadows is just across the road from the beach. The beach is an easy walk to the town centre of Torquay and some of the main areas of accommodation

You can hire various water craft.

Supervision and safety


The beach is supervised during July and August.

Beach office: 01803 294338


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


Good Beach Guide,Seaside Award

Toilets and facilities


Open all year, including disabled facilities.


Cafe/restaurant, pier and deckchair hire. Designated windsurfing area.

This Beach is currently being managed in partnership with Bay Watersports. If you encounter a problem with the Beach Operation of this Mini-Resort, please contact either Bay Watersports or our Beaches and Coastline Team.

Transport and parking


Parking some distance away. Closest car parks are Abbey Park and Shedden Hill.


Banned from beach 1 May to 30 September. There is a dog exercise area on Torre Abbey Meadows.

Disabled access


Good - disabled access to beach.


Disabled toilet facilities, open all year. Disabled beach wheelchair is available from the Beach Office.

AddressTorbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 5DG