Abbey Sands is an excellent long sandy beach west of Torquay
harbour. There are plenty of facilities and a nice park area
behind the beach called Torre Abbey Meadows. The southern
part of the beach is known as Corbyn Head beach
Access:Steps at various points along the Torre Abbey sea front
and also a bridge over the road leading to a sloping path
and steps down to the beach. At Corbyn Head there are sloping
paths down to the beach
Dogs:Dogs banned 1st May to 30th September
Directions:Torquay is 32 miles from Plymouth and 24 miles
from Exeter. From Exeter take the A38 and shortly after
Exeter take the A380 (signposted to Torquay) and continue
on the A380 past Newton Abbott to the outskirts of Torquay.
At the Kerswell Gardens roundabout take the A3022 to Torquay
and follow the A3022 to the Torre Abbey sea front. Alternatively
from the Plymouth direction, take the A38 and at Marley
Head turn onto the A385 (signposted to Paignton) and continue
on the A385 through Totnes to the outskirts of Paignton.
At the Tweenaways Cross crossroads drive straight across
onto the A3022 (signposted to Paignton town centre). Follow
the A3022 through Paignton and north to Torquay
Parking:1 large car park a 5 minute walk from the beach
Toilets:Yes at Torre Abbey Sands and at Corbyn Head.
Includes disabled facilities