The Beach Guide

Oddicombe Beach

Oddicombe Beach - Devon

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Set just to the north of Torquay this sheltered sandy beach that can get crowded in summer.

Swimming here is generally safe and there is some interesting cliff geology.

Deckchair, sunbed, motorboat, pedalo and kayak hire, toilets, a cafe and a shop.

The car park is half a mile from the beach.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are not allowed on Oddicombe between 1 May and 30 September

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Promenade

    Nearest town



    TQ1 3LB

    OS grid ref.

    SX 9263 6588

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating


    Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society RecommendedQuality Coast Award

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    Oddicombe Beach Reviews


    Sep 01st 2019

    Lovely beach good cafe and shop but the toilets are the worst toilets I have every seen the are unisex which is fine but they are so unclean and need a good upgrading

    What did we get wrong?