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.
Enjoy a 360º virtual tour of Babbacombe Beach a small shingle beach set beneath the cliffs of Babbacombe Downs in Torquay.
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.
Enjoy a virtual tour of the Bowgie Inn with spectacular views over Crantock beach near Newquay.
A shingle beach, with excellent views across the bay and a great place to watch the sunset.
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.
Nestled under Corbyn Head this beach is very sheltered form Torquay's south westerly or westerly winds and is very popular with families.
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.
Enjoy a virtual tour of Fairy Cove. 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
Enjoy a virtual tour of Goodrington Beach. 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.
Enjoy a virtual tour of Hollicombe Beach. Set below high sandstone cliffs this sheltered beach is a real suntrap and usually much the quieter of the beaches around.
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.
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.
Enjoy a virtual tour of Mansands Beach. Just a mile from Brixham lies this stunning secluded beach very few people, even locals that realise it exists. Behind the beach is a brackish lagoon which is a haven for birds
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 virtual tour of Oyster Cove, A lovely little secluded beach to chillout, 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.
Paignton Harbour nestles on the western shores of Torbay between Torquay and Brixham. It's a beautiful place to sit & watch the world go by.
Enjoy a 360º virtual tour of Paignton Beach, a long, sandy beach in the middle of the Torbay English Riviera that attracts thousands of visitors every year. Its calm, shallow waters are great for paddling, getting out onto the water, or just relaxing and watch the world go by.
Peaked Tor is a small pebbled cove usually quiet making it a nice place to chill and relax.
Enjoy a 360º virtual tour of Perranporth one of Cornwall's best known and most popular beaches. Boasting an enormous expanse of golden sand, great surf, hundreds of rockpools, caves and Chapel Rock in the middle of the beach with its small natural tidal bathing pool. #Perranporth #beach #cornwall
Enjoy a 360º virtual tour of Porth Beach is a lovely sandy beach set in a deep inlet that is very well sheltered with headlands on both sides.
Enjoy virtual tour of Preston beach a red sand beach just a short walk from Paignton Sands renowned for its many painted beach huts and one of Torbay's most popular beaches and is a local favourite.
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.
Enjoy a 360º virtual tour of Sharkham Point headland located close to the Devon fishing town of Brixham with fine views over Torbay.
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.
Enjoy a virtual tour of Thatcher Point the closest you can get on land to the mysterious Torbay island Thatcher Rock.
Enjoy a 360 virtual tour of Torquay's most popular and main beach Torre Abbey Sands.
Towan Beach is at the heart of Newquay and known for the Island, a towering rocky outcrop which is connected to the mainland by a suspension footbridge and is one of Newquays most photographed landmarks.
Enjoy a virtual tour of Watcombe Beach surrounded by ancient woodland and cliffs that shelter the beach from the wind, making this place a suntrap in the day, great for swimmers and perfect for stargazing at night.