Oyster Cove

Oyster Cove is a small, secluded beach roughly halfway between Paignton and Brixham. It is a pretty little beach that is largely off the tourist map, so a good spot to escape the summer crowds.

The cove here is part of the “Three Beaches” area of Torbay - neighbouring Saltern and Shell Cove being the other two. The beach consists of sand and shingle and towards low tide there are many rockpools to explore.

Backed by sandstone cliffs the cove is sheltered, but there is a bit of a climb up the wooden stairway to get to and from the beach.

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

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  • Rock pooling

Nearest town




OS grid ref.

SX 8955 5870

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