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Beacon Cove Beach

Babbacombe, Torbay

This small pebbled cove adjacent to the harbour and close to the town centre provides some respite from the bustle of a busy resort.

Beach Type



Food and refreshments are all available in the town centre



Nature and Wildlife

Explore the harbour and the Agatha christie mile.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned regularly.


Dogs re not banned however a poop-a-scoop scheme is in operation.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Torquay TIC. Vaughan Parade. Torquay. TQ2 5JG. 01803 297428 [email protected]


Nearest town: Babbacombe
County: Torbay
Latitude/Longitude: 50.4569, -3.52232
Postcode: TQ1 2EP
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Follow the signposted route to the harbour car park. From there. the beach is accessible via steps.

Public Transport

The town railway station is close-by

Nearest Railway Stations

Torquay (About a mile away)
Torre (About a mile and a half away)
Paignton (Approx. 2 miles away)
Newton Abbot (Approx. 6 miles away)
Teignmouth (Approx. 7 miles away)

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


There is parking for over 500 cars.

Nearby Car Parks

Beacon Quay, Torquay (Long stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Meadfoot Road, Torquay (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Torquay Marina, Torquay (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Harbour, Torquay (Long stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Daddyhole Plain, Torquay (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Meadfoot Beach, Torquay (Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Melville Street, Torquay (Long stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Lower Union Lane Shoppers, Torbay (Short stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Shedden Hill, Torquay (Long stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Abbey Park, Torquay (Long stay).
About 0.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Babbacombe