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Meadfoot Beach - Blue Flag beach
Meadfoot Beach
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.




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Blue Flag beaches in Devon
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