Enjoy a virtual tour of Meadfoot Beach a peaceful favourite with the locals where you’ll see plenty of activities going on with people kayaking, fishing, paddle boarding or just sunning themselves.
Update: 19th April 2021
- Updated roadside 360 images
- Toilets are now 30p
This beach has two sides, the nearest to Torquay town is dog free in the summer and has a cafe overlooking the beach out to sea past Shag Rock toward Brixham and past Thatcher Rock to Lyme Bay. The beach cafe sells a good range of food and drink at one end and the ice cream van remains camped out for the day at the other. The beach itself is a combination of sand and small rocks, depending on the previous weather. It’s a great place to watch bad weather and storm surges as the waves break over the high sea walls in the right conditions. Further out the seabed is rocky and is a popular divers training ground. It is a generally calm sheltered cove ideal for all kinds of water sports from paddling in the shallows to paddling a kayak. There are water sports and equipment available for hire as well as deck chairs and beach huts. There is pay and display parking at either end of the beach and limited free roadside parking on the adjacent sea road.
Directly behind Meadfoot Beach is Ilsham Valley, a large stretch of well maintained grass common, ideal for barbecues or kicking a ball around. Also take a walk up the the viewpoint above the beach huts. To get there you have to walk the South West Coastal Path back toward Daddyhole Plain.
There is a car park and boat-launching ramp at the rocky, northern end, and a cafe and beach huts at the sandy, western end.
- Toilets are located behind the cafe and are now 30p.
- Disabled access to the beach.
- First Aid Room
- Shower facilities
- Blue Flag.
- Good Beach Guide.
- Seaside Award.
- Paddle boarding
- Rock Pooling
- Watersports equipment hire
- Viewpoint 1
- Viewpoint 2
- Beach Cafe
- Ice Cream van at the other end of the beach.
Sat-nav TQ1 2LJ. There are two car parks, one at either end of the beach. The western end has a few disabled spaces. There is a charge. Some free on-street parking opposite beach if your lucky.
- Car, There are two car parks at either end and if you are quick enough, free road parking between the two beach ends as well.
- Walking, The South West Coastal Path runs right past the beach.
- A great place to watch bad weather and storm surges as the waves break over the high sea walls in the right conditions.
- There is little beach left at high tide.
- Toilets are located behind the cafe, 30p.
- Look out for Guillemots, Torbay has the largest colony along the south coast of England on the cliffs.
Beware deep shelving & Strong winds.
- Beach cleaned daily during the summer and monthly the rest of the year.
- There is a life buoy
- Dogs are banned from south western section 1st May to 30th September.
- Bins and dog bins are available.
Beach type: Shingle & sand
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