Shoalstone (Breakwater), Torbay
Devon, TQ5 9AF, Lat/Long 50.4N 3.5W
The eye-catching shingle beach is situated adjacent to Brixham harbour and offers stunning views across Torbay. A popular haunt for divers looking for easy access to the water and its gentle currents.
Low tide exposes rock pools teeming with sea life while the eastern end of the beach boasts an open-air swimming pool. The beach has scooped a Blue Flag Award for many years running and offers a host of facilities including easy disabled access, a beach shop and a cafe; with views across the bay.
- Benefits from the 2002 Torbay Clean Sweep scheme
- Brokenbury sewage treatment works offers secondary treatment with ultraviolet disinfection before discharge through an outfall at Sharkham Point.
- There is a storm overflow from Berry Head. These overflows exist to protect homes, gardens, roads and open spaces from sewer flooding normally after storms
- Bathing water quality in this area can be affected by urban drainage.
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Local activities and interests
Swimming, surfing, windsurfing and walks.
Parking at Shoalstone Beach Car Park, Berry Head Road. Toilets and food facilities nearby. No Surf Life Saving GB club at this beach (Nearest club is Torbay Surf Life Saving Club at Goodrington beach).
Latest quality samples: visit the Environment Agency's website.
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