Description:Maidencombe Beach is a small sandy cove a few miles north of Babbacombe and Torquay.
Safety:No details available. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:The car park is some distance from the beach (about a 10 minute walk) and the final path to the beach is steep.
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 and through Babbacombe, then several miles north of Babbacombe, opposite the garage turn right onto a road called Brim Hill (signposted to Maidencombe Beach) and follow this road for about a mile to Maidencombe village. Follow this road through the Maidencombe village to the Maidencombe beach car park.
Post Code:TQ1 4TS.
Parking:1 small car park.
Toilets:Yes, open April to October.
Facilities:Café by the beach.