The Beach Guide

Peaked Tor Cove

Peaked Tor Cove - Devon

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The tiny pebble beach at Peaked Tor Cove is set just beyond Torquay Harbour and is accessible below the South West Coast Path via a set of over 150 steps just behind the Imperial Hotel.

Rarely visited these days in the late 19th century this beach was designated as a "gentleman's bathing cove".

Above the beach is an old wartime Mine Watcher's post, part of the Second World War defences of Tor Bay, this building (363 Battery) is well hidden but has a view across the bay. This is where mines protecting Torquay Harbour would have been remotely detonated.
Today it houses a colony of horseshoe bats, and has recently been the subject of a protection order.

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SX 9214 6288

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