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Torre Abbey Sands

Torquay’s most popular beach is a great spot for watersports or relaxing, all just a moment from the town center.

Relax with other vacationers on Torre Abbey Sands, Torquay’s main beach. Try windsurfing on the waves or rent watercraft such as paddleboats and kayaks. Enjoy the surrounding parkland or take a short walk to one of Torquay’s other attractions.

Visit in the summer to join other tourists relaxing in the sun. Rent a deckchair or stretch out on a towel and work on your tan. See the creations of local “sand artists” and try making your own sculptures, even if you have to use a bucket and spade. Cool off with a swim in the sea. This beach has lifeguard supervision in the summer. Try the numerous watersports popular here, with space reserved for windsurfers, kayakers and bodyboarders.

Visit in the winter when the beach is much quieter, perfect for a walk along the windswept sands or the promenade. New developments along the waterfront give you lots of choices for coffee shops, cafés and restaurants.

Take a break from the beach and visit one of the other nearby attractions, all just a short walk away. Stroll along Princess Pier or the Rock Walk or explore the Italian Sunken Gardens. Find Abbey Meadows across the road from Torre Abbey Sand, which is always popular with beachgoers. Walk through the parks and feed ducks in the ponds. Try bowling, tennis and miniature golf or get lunch at one of the traditional fish and chips shops.

Torre Abbey Sands is just a short distance from Torquay town center. Park nearby or take a bus, which will stop right at the entrance to the beach. The local train station is also just a short walk away. The beach is open to the public all year, but far more popular with tourists in the summer months. Find many facilities here, including restrooms, first aid and lost child centers and deckchair rental. The beach has excellent disabled access. Beach wheelchair rental is also available.


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The Imperial Torquay £63
The Imperial Torquay

The Imperial Torquay

Park Hill Road, Torquay, England
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Torquay City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Living Coasts and Princess Theatre. Babbacombe Beach is 2.1 mi (3.5 km) away. Torquay Station is 25 minutes by foot.

    The Grand Hotel £57
    The Grand Hotel

    The Grand Hotel

    Seafront, Torquay, England
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Offering direct access to the beach, this Torquay City Centre hotel is in the city centre and within a 15-minute walk of Riviera International Conference Centre and Princess Theatre. Living Coasts and Paignton Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km). Torquay Station is only a 3-minute walk and Torre Station is 21 minutes.

      Abbey Sands Hotel £55
      Abbey Sands Hotel

      Abbey Sands Hotel

      Belgrave Road, Torquay, England
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        This family-friendly Torquay hotel is located near the beach, within a 10-minute walk of Princess Theatre and Riviera International Conference Centre. Living Coasts and Babbacombe Model Village and Gardens are also within 2 mi (3 km). Torquay Station is 8 minutes by foot and Torre Station is 18 minutes.

        Riviera Hotel £55
        Riviera Hotel

        Riviera Hotel

        Belgrave Road, Torquay, England
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Torquay City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Riviera International Conference Centre and Princess Theatre. Babbacombe Beach is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) away. Torquay Station is 9 minutes by foot and Torre Station is 13 minutes.

          The Heritage Hotel £80
          The Heritage Hotel

          The Heritage Hotel

          The Heritage Hotel, Shedden Hill, Torquay, England
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Torquay City Centre, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Torre Abbey Sands and Princess Theatre. Babbacombe Beach is 2 mi (3.2 km) away. Torquay Station is 10 minutes by foot and Torre Station is 18 minutes.

            BELGRAVE SANDS HOTEL & SPA £100
            BELGRAVE SANDS HOTEL & SPA

            BELGRAVE SANDS HOTEL & SPA

            2 Belgrave Rd, Torquay, England
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Torquay City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Torre Abbey Sands and Princess Theatre. Babbacombe Beach is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away. Torquay Station is 10 minutes by foot and Torre Station is 16 minutes.

              The Berburry £78
              The Berburry

              The Berburry

              64 Bampfylde Road, Torquay, England
                 
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Torquay City Centre, this luxury guesthouse is within 1 mile (2 km) of Torre Abbey and Princess Theatre. Babbacombe Beach is 2.3 mi (3.6 km) away. Torquay Station is 7 minutes by foot and Torre Station is 12 minutes.

                The Richmond Hotel £36
                The Richmond Hotel

                The Richmond Hotel

                27 Croft Road, Torquay, England
                   
                  2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Torquay City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Torre Abbey Sands and Princess Theatre. Babbacombe Beach is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) away. Torquay Station is 13 minutes by foot and Torre Station is 16 minutes.