Torre Abbey Sands is an excellent long sandy beach west of Torquay harbour and is located along the seafront in Torquay. This is the main beach for Torquay and is popular with holidaymakers from the surrounding hotels, day visitors and locals. The sandy beach is great for making sandcastles and rests between rock headlands which provide a safe sheltered area.
There are plenty of attractions nearby including the Princess Pier, Royal Terrace Gardens (Rock Walk), Princess Gardens, and Abbey Park and Meadows is just across the road from the beach. The beach is an easy walk to the town centre of Torquay and some of the main areas of accommodation.
You can hire various water craft.
AwardsBlue Flag,Seaside Award
Toilets and facilities
Cafe/restaurant, pier and deckchair hire. Designated windsurfing area.
This beach is currently being managed in partnership with WeSUP. If you encounter a problem with the beach operation please contact either WeSUP or our Beaches and Coastline Team.
Transport and parking
DogsBanned from beach 1 May to 30 September. There is a dog exercise area on Torre Abbey Meadows.
AccessGood - disabled access to beach.
FacilitiesDisabled toilet facilities, open all year.
AddressTorbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 5DG