"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Maidencombe - Torbay Beach

Maidencombe is on the south coast of Devon. It is a remote sandy beach, approximately 1.1 kilometres wide, backed by cliffs.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Torquay

Local authority: Torbay Borough Council

OS Grid Reference: SX928684


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Maidencombe - Torbay Beach

  • Babbacombe Model Village (2m)
  • Bygones Victorian Museum (2m)
  • Torquay Alpine Ski Club (2m)
  • Shaldon Wildlife Trust (2m)
  • Plant World (2m)
  • Kents Cavern (3m)
  • Play Cafe (3m)
  • The Boulder Bunker (3m)
  • The Den (3m)
  • Shaldon Zoo (3m)
  • Teignmouth Museum (3m)
  • Torquay Museum (3m)
  • Rainbow Funhouse (3m)
  • Teignmouth Lido (3m)
  • Waves Leisure Pool (3m)
  • The Riviera International Centre (3m)
  • AMF Torquay (3m)
  • Quasar Torquay (3m)
  • Torre Abbey Historic House and Gallery (3m)
  • Tore Abbey (3m)
  • Jacks Patch Nursery and Garden Centre (3m)
  • Torquays Dinosaur World (3m)
  • Living Coasts (3m)
  • Cockington Country Park (4m)
  • Cockington Court (4m)
  • Decoy Country Park (4m)
  • Tuckers Maltings (4m)
  • Tumbling Teds Playhouse (4m)
  • Bear Feet Playcentre (4m)
  • Abbot Pottery (5m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information
Shaldon Car Park
Ness Drive
TQ14 0HP

Phone 01626 873723

Seasonal opening

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Thursday 22 March


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 3°C
(feels like -1°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1026
Humidity 85%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1024
Humidity 72%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1022
Humidity 66%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1019
Humidity 73%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1016
Humidity 81%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1013
Humidity 83%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
02:35 GMT
High Tide
09:19 GMT
Low Tide
14:58 GMT
High Tide
21:34 GMT

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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Part of the 'English Riviera' because of a mild climate, abundant palm trees and other subtropical vegetation. Babbacombe Bay to the north of Torquay is particularly favoured with several attractive sandy beaches with usually high water quality standards.

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