St Mary’s Bay is a delightful secluded beach with interesting rock formations and surrounding cliffs. It is Brixham's largest beach and is made up of sand and shingle. Access to St Mary’s may be difficult but if you persevere you will find a delightful sandy stretch of beach at the bottom of the cliffs.

It is just off the South West Coast Path  Opens in a new window where you can find wonderful panoramic views of the area overlooking the beach and Berry Head National Nature Reserve  Opens in a new window is nearby.


Good Beach Guide

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 - access via a footpath and steep steps.

AddressSouth West Coast Path, Brixham