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Meadfoot - Torbay Beach

Torquay, Torbay

This sandy beach is situated just to the east of Torquay and south of Babbacombe Bay. In the middle of one of Britain's best known and most popular resort areas. The beach itself is backed by imposing cliffs which provide an ideal vantage point for wildlife observers.

Beach Type



Toilets are available including disabled facilities
There is also a cafe
A first aid post and a lost child centre
Beach huts
Deck chair hire


Swimming is the main activity and floats are available for hire (in zoned areas)

Nature and Wildlife

The beach is adjacent to a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Meadfoot is on the South West Coast Path.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily in the summer and periodically in the winter. The north eastern section has a 'poop scoop' law in operation between May - September.


Dogs are banned from south western section. Bins and dog bins are available.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

The Tourist Centre Vaughan Parade Torquay Devon TQ2 5JG Tel: 0906 680 1268


Nearest town: Torquay
County: Torbay
Latitude/Longitude: 50.4569, -3.50683
Postcode: TQ1 2LL
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


From Torquay harbour. follow the signs for Babbacombe. turning right at the sign for Meadfoot Beach. The beach can be reached from the road.

Public Transport

Buses pass nearby. Torquay is the nearest railway station. and buses go from here to the beach.

Nearest Railway Stations

Torquay (About a mile and a half away)
Torre (Approx. 2 miles away)
Paignton (Approx. 3 miles away)
Teignmouth (Approx. 6 miles away)
Newton Abbot (Approx. 6 miles away)

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


A car park is adjacent to the beach. for 50 cars. including disabled spaces. There is a charge.

Nearby Car Parks

Meadfoot Beach, Torquay (Long stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Daddyhole Plain, Torquay (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Kilmorie, Torquay (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Meadfoot Road, Torquay (Long stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Harbour, Torquay (Long stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Beacon Quay, Torquay (Long stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Torquay Marina, Torquay (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Anstey's Cove, Torquay (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Melville Street, Torquay (Long stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Lower Union Lane Shoppers, Torbay (Short stay).
About 1.2 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Torquay