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Beyond the buildings, the north end of Oddicombe beach is closed due to the risk of rocks falling from the unstable cliff face.

Nestled at the bottom of red sandstone cliffs Oddicombe beach is a sheltered haven for those looking for a relaxing day out.

This attractive stretch of shingle beach is perfect for simply hiring a deck chair, lying back and enjoying the spectacular views. For a bit more action there is a choice of water sports.

Away from the beach, a steep walk to the cliff top is well rewarded with magnificent views across the bay. For those who want the breathtaking views without losing breath, there’s access to the cliff top via the Babbacombe Cliff Railway  Opens in a new window .



Blue Flag,Good Beach Guide,Seaside Award

Toilets and facilities


Seasonal (April to Oct), including disabled facilities.


Café, chalet and beach hut sites, deckchair hire, beach shower and boat and pedalo hire.

This beach is being managed by us with help from Three Degrees West. If you encounter a problem with the beach operation please contact either Three Degrees West or our Beaches and Coastline Team.

Transport and parking


Parking some distance away. Closest car parks are Princes Street and St Marychurch.


Banned from beach 1 May to 30 September. There is a dog exercise area on Babbacombe Beach.

Disabled access


Limited - access is via a steep foot path or via the easier Cliff Railway, where a gentle slope leads to a level promenade above the beach. Access via the steps on to the beach is not easy. There is also a disabled drop off point.


Seasonal disabled toilet facilities.

AddressOddicombe Beach Hill, Torquay, TQ1 3LF