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Ansteys Cove Beach

Torquay, Torbay

Ansteys cove is a small rocky beach suitable for fishing. Accessed from the coastal path, this beach provides a lovely and quiet sea views.

Beach Type



Cafe & refreshments


Exploring the rockpools

Nature and Wildlife

On the south west coast path.

Water Quality





Dogs allowed.

Awards and Recommendations

Quality Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Torquay Tourist Information Centre Vaughan Parade Torquay Devon TQ2 5JG Tel: 0906 680 1268 Fax: 01803 214885 E-mail:


Nearest town: Torquay
County: Torbay
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3819, -3.49671
Postcode: TQ5 9FE
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Acessible off the main Torquay to Teignmouth rd via a steep path.

Public Transport

Served by a bus from Torquay.

Nearest Railway Stations

Paignton (Approx. 4 miles away)
Torquay (Approx. 6 miles away)
Torre (Approx. 7 miles away)
Totnes (Approx. 9 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Quarter mile from beach

Nearby Car Parks

Sharkham Point, Brixham (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Berry Head National Nature Reserve, Brixham (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Brixham Central, Brixham (Short stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Berry Head Road, Paignton (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Breakwater, Brixham (Long stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Shoalstone South, Brixham (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Shoalstone, Brixham (Long stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Oxen Cove, Brixham (Long stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Freshwater, Brixham (Long stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Man Sands, Hillhead (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Torquay