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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. Corbyn Head

    Add Corbyn Head to your Itinerary

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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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Access to Beaches on the English Riviera

    Add Access to Beaches on the English Riviera  to your Itinerary

    Type

    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

  7. 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.

  8. Breakwater Beach

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    Type

    Beach

    Location

    Brixham

    Breakwater Beach, one of the cleanest and safest beaches on the English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay. Not only is it a Blue Flag beach, but it has a Quality Coast Award and has been recommended by the Good Beach Guide.

  9. 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.

  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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