Not many people, even some locals realise just how many beaches Torbay has, 3 of them awarded with the Blue Flag, 10 the Seaside Award
Enjoy a virtual tour of Torquays Institute beach. A quiet little cove backed by red sandstone cliffs, which is tucked away behind the Livermead Cliff Hotel on Torquay seafront road and looks across to Abbey Sands.
Tucked away behind Paignton harbour Fairy Cove is very well sheltered from Southwesterly winds, popular with local families and dog walkers.
Meadfoot is peaceful and one of the favourite beaches for locals. You will see plenty of people kayaking, fishing, paddle boarding or just sunning themselves.
Set below high sandstone cliffs this sheltered beach is a real suntrap.
A shingle beach hidden behind Living Coasts with easy access and is the closest beach to Torquay town centre. It provides a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the town centre.
Peaked Tor is a small pebbled cove usually quiet making it a nice place to chill and relax.
Shoalstone Beach is a small shingle and rocky beach adjacent to Shoalstone Pool, a 53 metre sea water swimming Pool on Brixham sea front and is one of only a few left in the country. It is built into a natural rock pool that has been popular for bathing since Victorian times.
A shingle beach, with excellent views across the bay.
Mansands is a stunning secluded pebble beach and is best on low tide as it exposes the sand. Behind the beach is a brackish lagoon. This is a haven for birds and there are information boards and a bird hide managed by the National Trust. Grass snakes inhabit the area around the lagoon and can occasionally be seen swimming in the water.