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Peaked Tor Cove

Peaked Tor is a tiny pebbly cove down a set of 150+ steps from the coast path behind the Imperial Hotel. In the late 19th century this beach was designated as a 'gentleman’s bathing cove'.

At the top of the steps above the beach is an old wartime Mine Watcher’s post from where mines protecting Torquay Harbour would have been remotely detonated.  The old pill box now provides a secure roost for a local colony of Horseshoe Bats.

Operated by: The beach is operated by the Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust.
Type: Pebbles and rock
Location & Access: Either via a road which leads through the car park of the Imperial Hotel or via the South West Coast Path from Daddyhole Plain.
Disabled: Difficult - many steep steps.
Dogs: Allowed
Safety: Lifebuoy
Facilities: None
Car Park: Nearest parking is at Beacon Quay Pay and Display Car Park
Surrounding Area: Holiday accommodation

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