The Beach Guide

Torre Abbey Beach

Torre Abbey Beach - Devon

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Torre Abbey is Torquay's main beach, situated just west of the harbour. Shallow, safe waters and a sheltered aspect make this a very popular beach in summer. Mainly sand, with some rocky sections, the beach is backed by a promenade and a large grassy area known as Torre Abbey Meadows.

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Dogs are banned from the beach during the summer season.

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    • Promenade

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    TQ2 5DG

    OS grid ref.

    SX 9109 6365

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