Why Meadfoot Beach is The Top Beach in Torquay?

It’s official. Torquay has the best beaches anywhere in the UK, after being awarded the Blue Flag for a staggering 15 beaches.

The jewel of the crown is Meadfoot beach in Torquay Devon, a stone throw away from The Hotel Balmoral, and enjoyed by our regular guests at all times of the year.

Make no mistake about it, Meadfoot beach is the top beach in Torquay, but most people are yet to discover its charm, which means it still remains relatively secluded. Perfect if you are looking for a relaxing and quiet holiday.

So how can we be sure that Meadfoot beach really does top all of the other beaches in Torquay? Well, for one thing, The Environment Agency has been taking water samples from the sea for many years now, and every single time it passes with flying colours.

This is no easy feat, as they have very strict water quality standards which means only the best beaches have the honour of carrying the prestigious Blue Flag.

Not only that, but Meadfoot beach in Torquay Devon was also tested on a number of other factors, such as safety, litter management, the facilities available, and access for people of all ages. Needless to say, Meadfoot beach passed on all of these factors, so you can have complete peace of mind when visiting the beach with the entire family.

More about Meadfoot beach, Torquay, Devon:

If you like the idea of being surrounded by spectacular cliffs while soaking up the sun, then Meadfoot beach is the place to be.

A small sand/shingle beach in the conversation area of Meadfoot, there are many activities to keep you and the family occupied, such as hiring a pedallo, taking out a canoe, or simply enjoying the view with a drink and a snack at one of the many cafes along the seafront.

There is also a slipway for easier access, a lost child centre for maximum security, and a fist aid facility in case you or someone in your family requires immediate medical treatment.

How to get to Meadfoot beach:

Guests at The Hotel Balmoral are able to reach Meadfoot beach in only a couple of minutes on foot. However, if you are staying elsewhere, then you will be pleased to hear that the small area of Meadfoot is just over half a mile away from Torquay harbour.

Please note that there is 2 small car parks for visitors of Meadfoot beach,  however you will not need to use them when staying at the Balmoral.

The Agatha Christie Mile:

Not far from Meadfoot beach is the world famous Agatha Christie mile. This makes for an interesting little trip for fans of the crime writer, and you can see some of the spots where she would swim and dance, and even visit the hotel where Agatha and her husband spent their first honeymoon.


Two minutes from Meadfoot beach in Torquay Devon is the popular Hotel Balmoral, with friendly staff, excellent food, and accommodation with stunning views of the seafront.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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