Torre Abbey Sands Beach
Description:Torre Abbey Sands is an excellent long sandy beach west of Torquay harbour. There are plenty of facilities and a nice park area behind the beach called Torre Abbey Meadows. The southern part of the beach is known as Corbyn Head beach.
Safety:No details available. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:Steps at various points along the Torre Abbey sea front and also a bridge over the road leading to a sloping path and steps down to the beach. At Corbyn Head there are sloping paths down to the beach.
Dogs:Dogs banned 1st May to 30th September.
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 Torre Abbey sea front. 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.
Post Code:TQ2 6NY.
Parking:1 large car park a 5 minute walk from the beach.
Toilets:Yes at Torre Abbey Sands and at Corbyn Head. Includes disabled facilities.
Facilities:Café, beach shop, deck chair hire.
Activities:Hot air balloon.