Meadfoot Beach in Torquay
Meadfoot is a small shingle beach in the lovely Wellswood area of Torquay, surrounded by spectacular cliffs and with Lincombe Woods behind.
Seasonally, it has canoeing, paddleboats, café/restaurant, disabled visitors' facilities and beach huts.
There is also deckchair and pedallo hire, a slipway, lost child centre and first aid.
This beach is used mainly by locals and visitors who prefer a quieter environment.
There is a promenade which is split-level and backs onto a tree-covered hillside.
The impressive Osborne Hotel building - built in a crescent shape - overlooks the beach and has a restaurant and bistro.
Limited parking is available on the street and there are also two small car parks at either end of the beach.
Meadfoot is just over a mile from Torquay's bustling harbourside.
How to get to Meadfoot: From Torquay harbour, take the main road to Babbacombe. Take a right hand turn just 100 yards from the harbour and this takes you to the beach.