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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. Meadfoot Beach

    Add Meadfoot Beach to your Itinerary

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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.

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

  4. Watcombe Beach

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    Beach

    Location

    Torquay

    If you're looking for a pleasant, idyllic spot for somewhere to relax then Watcombe is the beach for you.

  5. Broadsands Beach Paignton

    Add Broadsands Beach Paignton to your Itinerary

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    Beach

    Location

    Paignton

    In between Paignton and Brixham is Broadsands on the English Riviera, South Devon’s Beautiful Bay. With a long sandy beach the whole family can enjoy, you can make sandcastles for a couple of hours and then paddle in the calm sea.

  6. Ansteys Cove Torquay

    Add Ansteys Cove Torquay to your Itinerary

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    Beach

    Location

    Torquay

    Between Torquay and Babbacombe sits Anstey’s Cove. Quiet, peaceful and incredibly beautiful, this small shingle beach is the place to come if you want to escape the crowds.

  7. Torre Abbey Sands Torquay

    Add Torre Abbey Sands Torquay to your Itinerary

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    Beach

    Location

    Torquay

    This delectable beach is part of the English Riviera and it lives up to its name with its stunning sands, views and sunshine. This is the main beach for Torquay, being popular with holidaymakers from the surrounding hotels, day visitors and locals.

  8. Babbacombe Beach Torquay

    Add Babbacombe Beach Torquay to your Itinerary

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    Beach

    Location

    Torquay

    East of Torquay lies Babbacombe Beach. A beautiful arc of shingle beach, this unspoilt coastline is a haven of tranquillity, gorgeous views and calm, clean waters where you can relax and soak up the atmosphere.

  9. St Mary's Bay

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    Type

    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.

  10. Saltern Cove Paignton

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    Type

    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.

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