"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Oddicombe Beach

Nestling at the bottom of red sandstone cliffs, Torbay Beach is a sheltered haven for those looking for a relaxing day out. This attractive stretch of shingle beach is perfect for simply hiring a deck chair, lying back and indulging in the spectacular views. For a bit more action there is a choice of water sports including canoeing, sailing and jet skiing. Away from the sands, a steep walk to the cliff top is well-rewarded with magnificent views across the bay. For those who want the breathtaking views, without losing breath there's always access to the cliff top via the cliff railway. Once at the top there is a café offering a wide selection of food and drink where you can sit back and enjoy the beautiful backdrop.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Torquay

Local authority: Torbay Borough Council

OS Grid Reference: SX927657


Blue Flag Beach

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Things to see and do near Oddicombe Beach

  • Babbacombe Model Village (0m)
  • Bygones Victorian Museum (0m)
  • Kents Cavern (1m)
  • Play Cafe (1m)
  • Torquay Museum (1m)
  • Rainbow Funhouse (1m)
  • The Boulder Bunker (1m)
  • AMF Torquay (1m)
  • Quasar Torquay (1m)
  • Torquays Dinosaur World (1m)
  • Waves Leisure Pool (2m)
  • The Riviera International Centre (2m)
  • Living Coasts (2m)
  • Torre Abbey Historic House and Gallery (2m)
  • Tore Abbey (2m)
  • Torquay Alpine Ski Club (2m)
  • Cockington Country Park (2m)
  • Cockington Court (3m)
  • Plant World (3m)
  • Paignton Pier (4m)
  • Occombe Farm (4m)
  • Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway (4m)
  • Dartmouth Steam Rail and River Boat Co (4m)
  • Kirkham House (4m)
  • Shaldon Wildlife Trust (4m)
  • Devon Activities (4m)
  • Splashdown Quaywest Waterpark (4m)
  • Quaywest (4m)
  • The Den (4m)
  • Shaldon Zoo (5m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
5 Vaughan Parade

Phone 0844 474 2233

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Tuesday 20 March


Chance of rain 15%
Max temp. 1°C
(feels like -4°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1028
Humidity 95%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 3°C
(feels like -2°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1030
Humidity 94%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1031
Humidity 76%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1032
Humidity 63%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1033
Humidity 72%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 4°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1034
Humidity 81%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
01:26 GMT
High Tide
08:09 GMT
Low Tide
13:47 GMT
High Tide
20:25 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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Tell us what you think about Oddicombe Beach

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 and good water quality standards. Attractions include access to the cliff top via the cliff railway and a variety of water sports.

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