Devon Beach Guide

Meadfoot Beach

Description:
Meadfoot Beach is a long sandy beach on the northern edge of Torquay. Facilities are close to the beach. Note that there is little beach left at high tide.
Safety:
No details available. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:
Sloping paths and steps at various points along the sea front.
Dogs:
Dogs banned 1st May to 30th September on the southern part of Meadfoot Beach.
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. Just after Torquay harbour turn right onto Parkhill Road (signposted to Meadfoot Beach) and continue on this road which becomes Meadfoot Road down to Meadfoot Beach (signposted to Meadfoot Beach at various points).
Post Code:
TQ1 2LJ.
Parking:
2 small car parks and some road parking.
Toilets:
Yes, only open April to October, includes disabled facilities.
Facilities:
Café at Meadfoot Beach and beach hut hire, deckchair hire. Shops in Torquay.
Activities:
None.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
Paignton (4 miles, sandy beach, disabled access)
Torre Abbey Sands Beach (2 miles, sandy beach)
Babbacombe Beach (2 miles, sandy beach, disabled access, part dog friendly)
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