Backed by high, red cliffs, the sand and shingle beach at Oddicombe is well sheltered from most breezes. Despite being just around the coast from the main Torbay beaches it is an ever popular choice and can get crowded in summer.
Oddicombe is a good family beach with safe swimming, clean water and all the facilities you could need; deckchair, sunbed, pedalo and kayak hire, toilets, a cafe and a shop.
If the hike down to the cove puts you off, fear not, there is a cliff railway serving the beach, although we'd recommend saving it for the journey back up. There is a car park about half a mile from the beach.
Oddicombe Beach tide times
Tue 28th MarchLow 12:46am (0.72m)
High 06:54am (5.66m)
Low 01:10pm (0.51m)
High 07:19pm (5.61m)
Wed 29th MarchLow 01:29am (0.51m)
High 07:39am (5.78m)
Low 01:52pm (0.38m)
High 08:02pm (5.69m)
Thu 30th MarchLow 02:11am (0.42m)
High 08:21am (5.80m)
Low 02:32pm (0.39m)
High 08:42pm (5.68m)
Fri 31st MarchLow 02:51am (0.47m)
High 09:02am (5.70m)
Low 03:12pm (0.55m)
High 09:22pm (5.56m)