Small cove between high cliffs and a thick wooded hillside, operated by the Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust.

Anstey’s Cove makes a perfect base for walks along the coastal paths, leading to Hopes Nose, presenting some impressive views across the bay.

Parking ¼ mile from beach with step access to the beach from parking, cafe/refreshments, promenade.

Ansteys Cove Beach has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

Ansteys Cove Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year. Ansteys Cove Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have no beaches around Torquay, 96 beaches in Devon, or check our list of Devon Dog Friendly Beaches.

Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  • Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  • Good: generally good water quality
  • Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  • Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.


7 Day Weather Forecast

Our weather forecast for Torquay in Devon is split into two widgets. The first shows a timeline containing temperature, wind, sunrise/sunset and chance of rain, whilst the second shows the forecast for the week ahead including severe weather alerts when available.

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