Whether you’re looking for an afternoon stroll to take you to a beautiful view or a hike. Head to the beach, turn left or right and you’ll be on the South West Coast Path, the longest National Trail in the UK. The heritage, wildlife, geology and scenery along the way are truly inspirational and full of new experiences.
Tucked away below high cliffs is this small rocky beach with limestone cliffs, interesting rock formations and views across Lyme Bay to the Dorset coast. Accessed from the coastal path, this beach has lovely sea views and a quiet and peaceful atmosphere suitable for fishing.
This is one of my favourite views in the bay, especially on a clear day
Enjoy a virtual tour of the very popular Bantham beach, one the the top beaches to visit in Europe.
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.
A shingle beach, with excellent views across the bay.
Enjoy a virtual tour of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty of Burgh Island & Bigbury-on-Sea, one of the most popular destinations in the South Hams.
Enjoy a gentle stroll around the Domesday estate of Churston Ferrers, passing the twelfth century manor and its coaching inn thats said to be haunted by one of the Benedictine monks. The route follows an ancient green lane, as well as a coffin way and a modern walking trail.
Enjoy some amazing views of the bay and learn about the area and history in the visitor center
If you like views then there are some spectacular ones to see from here across Start Bay and the Dart Estuary #Daymark #Kingswear
Sometimes spelt Elbury, this is a quiet beach with fantastic views. It's just a short walk from Broadsands car park around the golf course along the coastal path.
Tucked away behind Paignton harbour Fairy Cove is very well sheltered from Southwesterly winds, popular with local families and dog walkers.
One of the few surviving Second World War coastal defence positions with some amazing views and interesting history #kingswear #history #nationaltrust
The soft, golden red sand and calm shallow water make this beach a favourite destination for locals and tourists, especially in the summer.
A nice casual stroll from the Roundham headland down to the beautiful Goodrington Beach. The promenade curves around the cliff and in the summer you'll find it decorated with colourful beach huts.
Set below high sandstone cliffs this sheltered beach is a real suntrap.
A quite park between Paignton & Torquay which is part of the South West Coastal Path. This park usually has a quiet and peaceful atmosphere as there's little to do here. The old facilities that were once here have been removed for some reason or other. Now all that's here are flowers, shrubbery, trees and the remnants of the old gas works.
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.
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.
A lovely little secluded beach very popular with the locals and dog friendly. Situated just 500 metres from Goodrington Sands Beach and just a stones throw to Saltern Cove around the corner.
Peaked Tor is a small pebbled cove usually quiet making it a nice place to chill and relax.
Preston Sands is is renowned for its many painted beach huts and one of Torbay's most popular beaches and is a local favourite. It has a green that runs the length of the beach which is ideal for kicking a ball, throwing frisbees or just chilling and lazing in the sun. There is a small playpark in the center of the green to help keep the youngsters amused.
Take a walk along the Rock End path and you'll come across Torquay's coastal castle.
A Leisurely Walk Around Roundham Head, wheelchair friendly walk around the headlands rocky red layered cliffs, with some breathtaking views of the whole bay from Berry Head to Thatcher rock.
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.
Beautiful secluded beach and an enjoyable 20 minute walk through the forest to get down. You just have to remember that you have to get back up, it's fairly steep so be prepared.