Devon Beach Guide

Ansteys Cove Beach

Description:
Ansteys Cove is a small cove with a pebble beach to the north of Torquay. There is a small promenade above the beach with café. Nearby Redgate Beach is not accessible due to cliff falls.
Safety:
No details available. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:
There is a large car park on the cliffs with access to the beach via a road which leads down to the beach, taking about 5 minutes to walk. This road is too steep for wheelchairs.
Dogs:
Dogs allowed all year.
Directions:
Torquay is 32 miles from Plymouth and 24 miles from Exeter. From Exeter take the A38 and shortly after Exeter take the A380 (signposted to Torquay) and continue on the A380 past Newton Abbott to the outskirts of Torquay. At the Kerswell Gardens roundabout take the A3022 to Torquay and follow the A3022 to the sea front at Torre Abbey Sands. Then turn left to follow the A379 into Torquay town centre. Alternatively from the Plymouth direction, take the A38 and at Marley Head turn onto the A385 (signposted to Paignton) and continue on the A385 through Totnes to the outskirts of Paignton. At the Tweenaways Cross crossroads drive straight across onto the A3022 (signposted to Paignton town centre). Follow the A3022 through Paignton and north to Torquay, driving into Torquay town centre on the A379. Follow the A379 through Torquay town centre and after about a mile look out for a right turning signposted to Ansteys Cove. Turn right onto this road which is called "Ansteys Cove Road" and follow this road to the car park. Ansteys Cove Road is one way and to return to the A379, follow Ansteys Cove Road onto Ilsham Road.
Post Code:
TQ1 3YY.
Parking:
There is a a large car park.
Toilets:
Yes.
Facilities:
Café.
Activities:
None.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
Paignton (5 miles, sandy beach, disabled access)
Torre Abbey Sands Beach (3 miles, sandy beach)
Meadfoot Beach (2 miles, sandy beach, disabled access, part dog friendly)
Babbacombe Beach (1 miles, sandy beach, disabled access, part dog friendly)
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