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Institute Beach is currently closed due to cliff damage.

Institute beach is a quiet little cove backed by red sandstone cliffs, which is tucked away behind the Livermead Cliff Hotel on Torquay’s seafront road and looks across to Abbey Sands.

The beach is made up of sand, shingle and rocks and at low tide interesting rock pools are exposed.

Institute beach is right next to Livermead sands and is accessed by a set of steps off Cliff Road.

Toilets and facilities


None available.



Transport and parking


Limited on-street parking in Cliff Road.


The nearest bus service runs along the seafront Torbay Road - No. 12 bus.


Allowed all year round.

Disabled access


Difficult - the only access is via a set of steps.

AddressCliff Road, Torquay, TQ2 6RE