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Watcombe Beach

Torquay, Torbay

A small sandy cove set to the north of Torquay in Babbacombe bay.

Beach Type






Nature and Wildlife

On the South west coast path there are nearby beaches and cliff-top scenery to explore.

Water Quality





Dogs allowed.

Tourist Information Torquay TQ2 5JG. Tel: 0870 70 70 010 (National Rate) E-mail:


Nearest town: Torquay
County: Torbay
Latitude/Longitude: 50.4951, -3.5141
Postcode: TQ1 4SH
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Head north out of Torquay on the A379 and turn right in Watcombe.

Public Transport

On the bus route No.85 (from Moor Lane)

Nearest Railway Stations

Torre (Approx. 2 miles away)
Torquay (Approx. 3 miles away)
Teignmouth (Approx. 4 miles away)
Newton Abbot (Approx. 4 miles away)
Paignton (Approx. 5 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Limited parking

Nearby Car Parks

Watcombe Beach, Torquay (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Maidencombe Beach, Torquay (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Chilcote Close, Torquay (Long stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Hampton Avenue, Torquay (Long stay).
About 0.9 miles away
St. Marychurch, Torquay (Long stay).
About 1 miles away
Princes Street, Babbacombe (Long stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Babbacombe Beach, Paignton (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Walls Hill, Babbacombe (Long stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Anstey's Cove, Torquay (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Lymington Road, Torquay (Long stay).
About 1.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Torquay