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Meadfoot Beach

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Address: Meadfoot Sea Road | Torquay, Torquay TQ1 2LQ, England
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Small stretch of shingle beach overlooking Torbay. Great for rock pooling....

Small stretch of shingle beach overlooking Torbay. Great for rock pooling. Good public toilets (open in Summer). Great friendly cafe. Access to cliff top walks. Back drop of the Osborne , a crescent georgian hotel. Parking available for beach on road and in small carpark.

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We love this beach, we have lived nearby for 20years and brought our children and now our grandchildren here. Small shingle beach, but plenty of facilities in the summer... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
yvonne54walley
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We love this beach, we have lived nearby for 20years and brought our children and now our grandchildren here. Small shingle beach, but plenty of facilities in the summer, toilets, lovely cafe selling hot and clod food, Ice-cream and various non food items for the beach such as bucket spades and beach shoes. Also kayak hire ect. Very interesting beach... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Managed to get away from teenage sons and relived our pre married life for the weekend. Lovely walk in the fading Devon light with my beautiful wife. Come on down...bring your own wife!

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Thank CadorPendry
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Collected rocks with my son. Not crowded at all. Cafe is basic - owners said they are looking to upgrade. Toilets are clean. Sign said dogs are not allowed on the beach however the signs are ignored by dog owners.

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Thank Alfreda G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Sea wall is built with local rocks, very interesting. The pebbles on the beach are very mixed and multicoloured. Under the sea are anemones, seaweeds fish etc. spent ages watching them. Those who braved the rocks found crabs too. Then to cafe for coffee and sitting to view the dogs having fun. Oct 2016. M and G from Bournemouth

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chippenham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

A great place to sit and watch the waves go by , there is a van selling ice cream tea and coffee ☕️ you can walk along the front or wonder down the slip way

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Just outside the town, at the bottom of one of Torquay's seven spectacular hills, lies Meadfoot beach. The walk up to Daddyhole Plain (signposted) is also amazing. Agatha Christie loved it too.

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Nice cafe beachside with extremely friendly staff. Indoor and outdoor seating. Beach huts for hire if required.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

On a whistle stop tour back to Torquay and time to drive round and visit a few significant places from my childhood. Was often at Meadfoot Beach and used to live in the crescent that formed part of the Osborne Hotel so the beach was a minute away. Lovely memories.

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Thank Gary F
Devon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

We are locals and often go down to Meadfoot. Lovely quiet beach with lovely views. Great for a afternoon walk.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Now the beach huts have been upgraded, the beach looks much better. The cafe also makes it a good stopping place and an ice cream when you have walked the lenght of the sea road is welcome! Also now part of the Torbay Geopark, look out for the rock formations ...

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