Which Torbay beaches can you still visit with your dog?

(Last Updated On: May 6, 2021)

The annual seasonal restrictions on Torbay beaches came into effect last weekend (Saturday 1 May).

Restricting dogs on Torbay’s main beaches during the summer months enables residents and visitors to bathe safely and is a requirement for those beaches with Blue Flag status, as well as enabling Torbay to maintain its ‘excellent water quality’ rating, issued by the Environment Agency.

Kevin Mowat, Director of Place for Torbay Council, said; “With many more people choosing dogs as pets over the last year, we wanted to take this opportunity to remind dog owners about our seasonal restrictions for dogs on beaches. There are still plenty of beaches and open spaces that dog owners can enjoy over the summer months.’

Here are the beaches that you can still visit:

Ansteys Cove
Babbacombe Beach
Chuston Cove
Elberry Cove
Fairy Cove
Fishcombe Cove
Goodrington Sands – North Sands
Livermead Sands
Maidencombe Beach
Meadfoot Beach – North Eastern part of the beach
Oyster Cove
Peaked Tor Cove
Saltern Cove
Shoalstone Beach
St Marys Bay


The restrictions started on 1st May and will remain in place until Monday 30th September.

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