You'll find Anstey's Cove halfway between Torquay and Babbacombe, and it's the kind of beach that makes you want to hide away with a book and enjoy the scenery.
Nestled between dense woods and dramatic cliffs, Anstey’s Cove is a less obvious choice to visit during your beach holiday in Torquay – although its seclusion is part of its unspoilt charm. A mixture of rock and shingle, Anstey’s Cove is only accessed via a steep hill and so is ill suited to those with disabilities.
The cove is mainly used as a base from which to pick up the South West Coast Path to Hope’s Nose, which offers spectacular views of the surrounding area. Dogs are welcome throughout the year so it's a dog walker's paradise, and like all good Torquay spots it has an Agatha Chistie link too...the infamous writer once swam in the waters of the cover as part of her daily routine.