Livermead Sands beach is a long stretch of red sand parallel to the main seafront road between Torquay and Paignton. There is a designated water-skiing area here and the beach is largely used by water-sports enthusiasts during the summer months. The beach is made up from sand, shingle and rocks. At low tide it’s possible to rock hop around the rocks from Corbyn Head beach and Institute Beach, but beware of the incoming tide and don’t get cut off. At high tide the beach completely disappears. There isn’t anything in the way of facilities at Livermead but it isn’t a long walk round to neighbouring Corbyn beach which does have good amenities. There is a life buoy and dogs are allowed on the beach all year round. For parking, the closest place is Cliff Rd or Seaway Lane (postcode TQ2 6PS) which is about a 5 to 10 minute walk from the beach.
- Strong currents
- Tidal cut-off
- Falling Rocks
- Paddle boarding
- Rock pooling
- Water sports
Disabled access is difficult – the only access is via steps.
Torbay Rd, Torquay TQ2 6RH.
- Bus, The bus service runs right past along the seafront Torbay Road – No. 12 bus.
- Car, There is no parking beside the beach. There are a few spaces on nearby Cliff Rd, or try Seaway Lane (postcode TQ2 6PS) which is about a 5 to 10 minute walk from the beach.
- Walking, the South West Coastal Path runs along the seafront Torbay Road
- The beach disappears at high tide.
- Toilets are located on Corbyn Head.
- Beware the rocks are cut off by the incoming tide.
- Swimming not allowed in the water ski lane.
- Lifebuoys are available all year round.
- At low tide there are rock pools.
- Dog friendly all year round.
- Limited on-street parking in Cliff Road or try Seaway Lane.
- Type: sand shingle and rocks.
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