Maidencombe beach is a small sandy beach surrounded by red sandstone cliffs and at low tide interesting rock pools are exposed.

The coastal farm land and woodland around the village of Maidencombe has changed very little over time with the thatched cottages and a pub being a picturesque feature of the village. After a short walk from the car park the path opens up over a delightful little cove.

Maidencombe lies just a few miles north of Babbacombe and is well within reach of Torquay Town. There is good access to the coastal paths giving excellent views of the rugged coastline.


Good Beach Guide,Seaside Award

Maintenance and cleaning

Operated by

Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust


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

Toilets and facilities


Seasonal (April to Oct).


Café /restaurant

Transport and parking


Parking is some distance away. The pay and display car park operated by Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust.


Allowed all year round.

Disabled access


Difficult - restricted access via a narrow path and set of steep steps which lead down to the café and beach area.

AddressSteep Hill, Maidencombe, Torquay, TQ1 4TS