It’s just a short walk from Broadsands car park beside the pitch & putt golf course along the coastal path to get down to the beach. This is a favourite among locals, especially dog walkers. If you plan on swimming then just be aware there is a water skiing lane, so please avoid this! In a corner of the beach are the remains of Lord Churstons bathhouse, an 18th century ruin, which looks out across Torbay.
Being quite a secluded beach, if your lucky you can often find yourself with the beach to yourself.
- It is important for its eelgrass beds, breeding grounds for native seahorses, as well as mussels that are farmed in the waters nearby.
- At its eastern end are the ruins of Elberry bathhouse, which was built for Lord Churston in the 18th century. Standing three stories high, with the ground floor being flooded when the tide rose, the lord could swim into the sea through a gated doorway, preserving his dignity. The buildings also held a “hot-bath” room where seawater was heated and pumped in.
- Strong winds
- Jet Ski
There are no facilities, so bring a picnic or bbq. Just remember to clean up after yourself.
Broadsands Beach TQ4 6HX.
- Free parking is tricky, you might be lucky in Brunel Rd. You can park on the single yellow lines after 6pm.
- Ample parking is available at nearby Broadsands. From here it’s just a short walk on the coastal path around the golf course.
- If you plan on swimming then just be aware there is a water skiing lane, so please avoid this!
- There are No lifeguards.
- There are No facilities.
- Dogs are welcome all year round.
Beach type: cove, shingle, pebbles, rock,
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