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With the highest concentration of Blue Flag beaches in England and winners of the Cleanest Beaches Award 2011, the English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay, has some of the best beaches in the country. With over 22 to choose from, whether you’re looking for a quiet spot to sunbathe, a sandy stretch to build sandcastles or a safe place for the little ones to paddle, there’s something for everyone.

Deck Chair hire is now available from the following beaches:

Oddicombe (The Café)

Meadfoot (The Dive School)

Princess Gardens (The Candy Floss and Popcorn Concession)

Abbey Sands (The Beach Shop)

Goodrington Sands (The Pedal Boat Operator)

Broadsands (The Pedal Boat Operator)

Paignton (The Shoreline restaurant)

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  1. Churston Cove

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    Beach

    Location

    Brixham

    Churston Cove is one of the many excellent beaches to be found on the English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay. A secluded cove accessed via a long, steep path, this is a real sanctuary of peace and calm.

  2. Maidencombe Beach

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    Beach

    Location

    Torquay

    If you’re looking for a quiet haven to spend the day, Maidencombe Beach is the perfect retreat. Far removed from amusement arcades and water parks, Maidencombe Beach is about one thing: relaxing.

  3. Fishcombe Cove

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    Beach

    Location

    Brixham

    Fishcombe Cove is ideal if you want to escape the crowds. Situated along the coast from Brixham, this small shingle beach is a quiet, peaceful little cove protected on all sides by tall cliffs.

  4. Paignton Sands

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    Beach

    Location

    Paignton

    Paignton Beach offers the ultimate family day out at the seaside. With a sandy beach, safe swimming and a whole host of activities to enjoy this promises to be a fun day out for all the family.

  5. Shoalstone Pool Brixham

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    Sub-Attraction

    Location

    Brixham

    Brixham’s outdoor seawater swimming pool is one of only a few left in the country, with large open areas to relax in and enjoy the sun. There is also a small shingle beach adjacent to the pool. There is easy access with adequate parking at the back

  6. Meadfoot Beach

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    Beach

    Location

    Torquay

    A mile from Torquay harbour and in a stunning location at the bottom of a row of imposing cliffs is Meadfoot Beach. Grab a deckchair and enjoy the sound of the sea lapping against the shore, or wander along the split-level promenade.

  7. Saltern Cove Paignton

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    Beach

    Location

    Paignton

    Saltern Cove is one of the SSSI designate site in the English Riviera Geopark and a Local Nature Reserve. Unique in Britain, this nature reserve extends underwater to a point 376 metres below the low water mark.

  8. South West Coast Path

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    Waymarked Trail

    The English Riviera has 22 miles of coastline, all of which can be discovered on the South West Coast Path, which runs along South Devon's beautiful bay between Maidencombe in the north and Sharkham Point in the south.

  9. Corbyn Head

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    Beach

    Location

    Torquay

    This lovely little sandy beach lies to the south of Torre Abbey Sands, close to Abbey Meadows. With colourful beach huts and interesting rock pools, the beach is very popular with families.

  10. Shoalstone Beach

    Add Shoalstone Beach to your Itinerary

    Type

    Beach

    Location

    Brixham

    Along the coast from the busy fishing harbour of Brixham is Shoalstone Beach. This isn’t a sandy beach, but there are still plenty of activities to keep everyone happy. Head out on a fishing boat and catch your supper, explore the rock pools.

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