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Hollicombe Beach Paignton


Paignton, Devon, TQ3 2DN
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About Us

Hollicombe Beach, sits between Torquay and Paignton. With its distinctive red sand backed by tall cliffs it’s a sunbather’s paradise, and there’s a slipway to the beach giving easy access for people of all abilities. Don’t forget to take a fishing net for the kids, as there are some great rock pools to poke around in at low tide. A bucket and spade are also essential, as the sand here is excellent for making castles. If you’ve forgotten any of those must-have beach accessories, you’ll find everything you need in nearby Preston.

To get to the beach, you’ll need to go through Hollicombe Gardens, but why not have a look around before hitting the surf? Originally an old gas works site, today you’ll find a beautiful green landscape, interesting trees and shrubs, flowerbeds with plenty of grass to relax on.

Type: Sandy with rocks and cliffs

Disabled access to beach via a slipway

Banned during the summer season but there is a dog exercise area in Hollicombe Gardens.


Public Transport Directions

Hollicombe is on the main road from Torquay to Paignton and is also on the frequent bus service no 12.


Key Features

  • Outdoor Attraction


  • Disabled access to the beach
  • Easy access from main roads/good public transport links
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route - No 12
  • Parking (free) - Limited parking on the street


  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted - Not in Summer
  • Open All Year

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun

Opening Times

Hollicombe Beach (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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