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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. Beacon Cove

    Add Beacon Cove to your Itinerary

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    Beach

    Location

    Torquay

    Beacon Cove is a haven away from the main beach of Torquay and is close to Living Coasts, the coastal zone section of the award-winning Paignton Zoo.

  2. 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.

  3. English Riviera Geopark Trails

    Add English Riviera Geopark Trails to your Itinerary

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    Historic Site

    Location

    Torquay

    Come and visit the English Riviera Geopark! 400 Million years of unique geology all within the 22 miles of coastline. From Berry Head to Hopes Nose and beyond there is so much to see and do for all ages!

  4. 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.

  5. St Mary's Bay

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    Beach

    Location

    Brixham

    St Mary’s Bay is a delightful secluded sandy beach with interesting rock formations and surrounding cliffs, just off the South West Coast Path.

  6. 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.

  7. Shoalstone Beach

    Add Shoalstone Beach to your Itinerary

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    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.

  8. South West Coast Path

    Add South West Coast Path to your Itinerary

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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. Preston Sands Paignton

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    Beach

    Location

    Paignton

    A short walk from Paignton is Preston Sands, a great family beach. On this safe, clean beach you can sunbathe, swim or make castles in the sand, or why not grab a fishing net and explore the rock pools at low tide?

  10. Meadfoot Beach

    Add Meadfoot Beach to your Itinerary

    Type

    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.

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