Peaked Tor is a tiny pebbly cove down a set of over 150 steps from the South West Coast Path  Opens in a new window  behind the Imperial Hotel. In the late 19th century this beach was designated as a 'gentleman’s bathing cove'.

At the top of the steps above the beach is an old wartime Mine Watcher’s post from where mines protecting Torquay Harbour would have been remotely detonated. The old pill box now provides a secure roost for a local colony of Horseshoe Bats.

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


None available.




Allowed all year round.

Disabled access


Difficult - steep slope and steps.

AddressDaddyhole Road, Torquay, TQ1 2EF