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“Gem at the bottom of the hill.”
Review of Anstey's Cove

Anstey's Cove
Reviewed 2 May 2014

Stopped off here on our coastal walk to Babbacombe, its a lovely cove, with a smashing cafe at the bottom of a pretty steep hill.

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Reviewed 29 April 2014

This is one of my favourite spots. The cove at the bottom has a shingly beach, but around the corner at low tide you can get to the lovely, very very secluded sandy beach, which is often only reachable by a scramble down a cliff walk that is meant to be closed off, or often in the summer, when the sea is turquoise, yachts and boats will moor just off the beach and people swim ashore.
The setting is magnificent, with steep verdant wooded cliffs being the backdrop at the south end of the beach and the spectacular old quarry with its pinacle still standing (just) to the north where coasteerers often do their thing in the summer.
There is a licenced cafe which is open in the summer months, and if it is sunny try and get up to Babbacombe Down, above the cove, for a spectacular view down to the turquoise bay that looks like it should be the Carribean when the sun's out. You can get to this up the scramble at the north side of the beach (which you're not meant to go up), or walk back up to the car park, keep going round to the right and continue up a footpath which will take you to Babbacombe Down (and anyone who remembers Fairport Convention will remember their song "Babbacombe John Lee")

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Reviewed 21 March 2014

This is a very nice secluded place . A good place to relax and contemplate. Would come back to see this place again.

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Reviewed 24 August 2013

This is my favorite beach in Torquay (I live here). It is small, but has amazing views and surrounding woodland. The beach is shingled, so a bit painful to walk on. Still, this place is magical and during the day public toilet and nice little beach cafe are open. Parking is five minutes away, but walk down to the beach is pretty steep, but worth it!

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Reviewed 9 August 2013

has a car park at the top. or different walk ways vis different places. very steep, has cafe at the bottom and toilets. lovley little cove .pretty surroundings but not much to do just a place for its beauty,to relax and chat

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