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Ansteys Cove Torquay


Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3TG
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Not far from Torquay sits Anstey’s Cove Beach. Quiet, peaceful and incredibly beautiful, this small shingle beach is the place to come if you want to escape the crowds. You can rent a deckchair and relax, paddle in the glistening sea, and perhaps enjoy a snack or lunch in the delightful beach cafe.

Lining the back of the beach is a hillside thick with woodland. Why not follow one of the trails through the trees and along the coast? The English Riviera is part of the South West Coastal Path, and a great walk for all ages is the route from Torquay to Babbacombe, which takes you to Anstey’s Cove and Oddicombe Beach. Don’t forget to look out for the wildlife, rare plants, butterflies and birds on the way.

Agatha Christie

Ansteys Cove also has a link with Agatha Christie. The inspiration for the name of Amyas, used in her novel Five Little Pigs, came from a romantic picnic she once had with a gentleman called Amyas Boston at Ansteys Cove!

Whether you’re looking to sit back and relax, or you’re in search of adventure, treat yourself to a fantastic holiday on the English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay.

Type: shingle/rock and cliffs with restricted access via a steep path.

Difficult with a steep slope and steps, although there is a hand rail.

Dogs welcome all year round.


Road Directions

The nearest town is Torquay. There is main road access and a local bus service. Parking is available via a Pay and display which is across the road a 5 minutes walk away there are disabled spaces.


Attraction Facilities

  • Toilets

Key Features

  • Outdoor Attraction


  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parks
  • Parking (charge)


  • On-Site café/restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun

Opening Times

Ansteys Cove (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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This Official Tourism Website is managed by the English Riviera BID Company Ltd.
Company number 10237792.
Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
Telephone 01803 211211

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