"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Watcombe Beach

Watcombe is on the south coast of Devon. It is a sandy beach resort, approximately 700 metres wide, backed by cliffs.

Beach type: sand

Nearest town: Torquay

Local authority: Torbay Borough Council

OS Grid Reference: SX927672


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Watcombe Beach

  • Babbacombe Model Village (1m)
  • Bygones Victorian Museum (1m)
  • Torquay Alpine Ski Club (2m)
  • Kents Cavern (2m)
  • Play Cafe (2m)
  • The Boulder Bunker (2m)
  • Torquay Museum (2m)
  • Rainbow Funhouse (2m)
  • AMF Torquay (2m)
  • Quasar Torquay (2m)
  • Waves Leisure Pool (2m)
  • The Riviera International Centre (2m)
  • Torre Abbey Historic House and Gallery (2m)
  • Torquays Dinosaur World (2m)
  • Tore Abbey (2m)
  • Plant World (3m)
  • Living Coasts (3m)
  • Shaldon Wildlife Trust (3m)
  • Cockington Country Park (3m)
  • Cockington Court (3m)
  • The Den (3m)
  • Shaldon Zoo (4m)
  • Teignmouth Museum (4m)
  • Teignmouth Lido (4m)
  • Jacks Patch Nursery and Garden Centre (4m)
  • Decoy Country Park (4m)
  • Occombe Farm (4m)
  • Paignton Pier (4m)
  • Tuckers Maltings (5m)
  • Kirkham House (5m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
5 Vaughan Parade

Phone 0844 474 2233

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Thursday 22 March


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 3°C
(feels like -0°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1025
Humidity 88%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1024
Humidity 74%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1021
Humidity 65%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1018
Humidity 69%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1015
Humidity 79%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1012
Humidity 85%
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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A small sandy cove set to the north of Torquay in Babbacombe bay.

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