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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

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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. St Mary's Bay

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    Beach

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    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.

  3. 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.

  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. Preston Sands Paignton

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    Beach

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    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?

  6. 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.

  7. Ansteys Cove Torquay

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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.

  8. Torre Abbey Sands Torquay

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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.

  9. Access to Beaches on the English Riviera

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    Beach

    Location

    Torquay

    With 3.3million visitors every year, the English Riviera is South Devon’s beautiful bay and one of the most popular holiday destinations in the country. With over 20 spectacular beaches, clean and calm waters, many of them are easy to access

  10. Babbacombe Beach Torquay

    Add Babbacombe Beach Torquay to your Itinerary

    Type

    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.

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