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Shoalstone Beach Beach

Brixham, Torbay

This gently shelving shingle beach, close to the old fishing port of Brixham, affords excellent views across Torbay. Low tide exposes pools between angled tablets of rock. There is an open-air swimming pool at the eastern end of the beach.

Beach Type



Including disabled facilities
Cafes and restaurants
A lost child centre and a first aid post at the beach


The beach is used for swimming
Scuba diving
Fishing and rockpooling
There is a slip way

Nature and Wildlife

Berry Head is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Numerous walks and trails are in the area. contact the local Tourist Information Centre for details.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily. 'Poop scoop' law in operation between May - September. Litter and dog bins are available.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Brixham Tourist Information Centre The Old Market House The Quay Brixham Devon TQ5 8TB Tel: 0906 680 1268


Nearest town: Brixham
County: Torbay
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3991, -3.50288
Postcode: TQ5 9AB
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


The beach is situated on the Brixham Harbour to Berry Head road.

Public Transport

Buses to Shoalstone pass nearby.

Nearest Railway Stations

Paignton (Approx. 3 miles away)
Torquay (Approx. 5 miles away)
Torre (Approx. 5 miles away)
Totnes (Approx. 9 miles away)
Newton Abbot (Approx. 10 miles away)

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


50 car park spaces are available for which there is a charge. Disabled spaces are available.

Nearby Car Parks

Berry Head Road, Paignton (Unknown stay).
About 0 miles away
Breakwater, Brixham (Long stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Shoalstone South, Brixham (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Shoalstone, Brixham (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Berry Head National Nature Reserve, Brixham (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Oxen Cove, Brixham (Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Brixham Central, Brixham (Short stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Freshwater, Brixham (Long stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Sharkham Point, Brixham (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Broadsands, Brixham (Long stay).
About 2.3 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Brixham