Anstey’s Cove sits between Torquay and Babbacombe. This quiet, peaceful and incredibly beautiful, small shingle beach nestles between high cliffs and a thickly wooded hillside. This is great place to come if you want to escape the crowds.

The cove is a perfect base for walks along the coastal paths leading to Hopes Nose, where there are impressive views across the bay and the surrounding area is a wildlife reserve so look out for the wildlife, plants, butterflies and birds.

It’s also a great place to try coasteering  Opens in a new window which is an up and coming adventure activity that takes place around the rocky coastline.


Good Beach Guide,Seaside Award

Maintenance and cleaning


Torbay Council is not responsible for this beach. Please contact Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust for any cleaning and maintenance issues.

AddressAnstey's Cove Road, Torquay, TQ1 2JB

Contact Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust