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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Re-Opening Monday 6th July 2020

We are delighted to confirm that we will be re-opening the hotel and our restaurant on Monday 6th July. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal customers for their patience and understanding and for all the support you have shown us over the last four months.

Although your next stay with us will be slightly different, it will still be the same calm and peaceful, relaxing and restorative place you have come to know and love. A place where you can not only unwind, but enjoy great food and hospitality.

Be confident and reassured that we are providing an environment which conforms to government guidelines and industry best practices and will be as safe and secure as we can possibly make it. The health and well-being of everyone who visit us, as well as or staff remains our overriding priority

Initially, in order to ensure we can maintain the required social distance, we will only be open to guests booked to stay here in the hotel. It has seemed a long time since we closed our doors back in late March and so it will be a great joy to see our customers returning.

Booking with us

If you have a booking that was cancelled and would like to re-book, please email us at contact@thehotelbalmoral.co.uk and quote your original booking reference number with your chosen dates. 

If you would like to make a new booking we have 10% off all our rates when you stay 2 nights or more in July to get this discount book online here at www.thehotelbalmoral.co.uk/book-online and enter the code 2NIGHT10 in the promotion code field.

This offer will apply to any room type when you book online

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