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Anstey's Cove (Torquay)

Devon

Ansteys cove is a small rocky beach suitable for fishing. Accessed from the coastal path, this beach provides lovely and quiet sea views.

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Water Quality

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency from 15th May to 30th September.

View latest results and any daily forecasts here

Today's Forecast

Pollution risk forecasts are not made at this site.

Facilities

Food availableToilets

Parking

Quarter mile from beach

Dog restrictions

Dogs are allowed

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None

See safety tab

Activities

Swimming, fishing and exploring the rockpools.

Wildlife and Walks

On the south west coast path. See Marine Wildlife sightings at this beach

Beach type: shingle,

Beach Location

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Water Quality

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency from 15th May to 30th September.

Find out more about designated bathing waters here.

What is water quality?

Bathing water quality refers to the amount of bacteria present in the sea, which can vary from beach to beach, and can change daily, even on the same beach. High levels of bacteria can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works and storm overflows or run-off from agricultural and urban areas.

Water quality is usually reduced for 24 to 72 hours after heavy rainfall.

Annual result

2014: projected excellent

At the end of this summer, beaches will be classified with new standards that use four years of sample data. The projected result above shows how the beach would have been rated last year if the new standards had been used, using data from 2011 to 2014. What does this mean?

The new standards don't need to be used until the end of this summer - in 2014 this beach was classified as:

2014: guideline

How the new and old standards compare

Latest info

Check for daily pollution forecasts and the latest sample results here

Safety, Weather & Tides

Displaying nearest weather point within 10 miles of Anstey's Cove (Torquay)

This weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget

Potential hazards at this beach

Deep
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Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach:

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Beach Cleans

We need you!

Our volunteers have been surveying rubbish on  UK beaches for over 20 years. In that time shoreline litter had more than doubled and plastic has gone up by 180%!

MCS beach cleans are run all year round All year round Beach Clean events with our flagship event 'Great British Beach Clean' Great British Beach Clean - 18th to 21st Sept in September.

Volunteers record the litter they find - we use this information to help Governments and industry understand how to stop the rubbish getting there in the first place. We also promote behaviour change among the public using the data collected.

MCS Beach clean events

Within 10 miles of Anstey's Cove (Torquay)

Beachwatch graphic - our success

Small changes, big differences

litter bin icon Take your rubbish home - don’t try and cram more stuff into already overflowing beach bins

recycle icon Don’t leave litter behind - take it away and recycle it

Toilet icon Only put the 3P's down the loo - Pee, Poo and Paper - everything else goes in the bin!

Wildlife Spotting

You never know what kinds of wildife you'll come across at the beach. We're interested in what you find - especially if you come across jellyfish, basking sharks or turtles. Tell us what you find

Find out the latest news and information on marine wildlife from around the UK.

Note: This page shows reports of sightings of jellyfish, basking sharks and turtles ONLY, as MCS holds national databases for these species. Don't be alarmed if it looks like there are lots of jellyfish in the area, they are fascinating creatures. We always advise "look but don't touch".

Latest reported sightings

Within 10 miles of Anstey's Cove (Torquay)

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Kim Beard
on 21 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Michael Goddard
on 21 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Ray Kortlang
on 21 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Justin Whatley
on 19 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Philip Laver
on 18 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Claire Mcdonald
on 17 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by James Drew
on 17 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Chris Popham
on 17 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Julian Williams
on 15 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by John Smith
on 9 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Nicola Leney
on 8 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Tracy Jackson
on 3 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Justin Whatley
on 30 Aug 2015

Basking shark sightedBasking sharks seen here by Craig Ballard
on 30 Jul 2015

Basking shark sightedBasking sharks seen here by Barrie Colman
on 30 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Vivienne Davies
on 30 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Mark Barton
on 25 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Dan Chilcott
on 25 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jon Orchard
on 22 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Karen Johnson
on 21 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Sarah Watson
on 19 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Caroline Dadley
on 19 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jojo Southgate
on 19 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Rachel Ibbotson
on 18 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jane Starr
on 18 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Chris Popham
on 16 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Elizabeth Sumner
on 16 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Chris Popham
on 15 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jacquie Holt
on 13 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Edmund Hughes
on 11 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Deb Wills
on 11 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jan Bradshaw
on 10 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Xanthia Kunaszkiewicz
on 10 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Peta Howell
on 9 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Paula Roberts
on 7 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jan Bradshaw
on 6 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Kate Cope
on 1 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Emma Gardner
on 29 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Ken Ryder
on 28 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Ruth Ashmore
on 25 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Caroline Dadley
on 24 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Mick Phillips
on 21 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Bill Deakins
on 20 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Andrew Wakelin
on 20 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Sharon Catley
on 20 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Peter Scott-morgan
on 20 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Sally Garland
on 20 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Matthew Aldous
on 19 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Becki Lowe
on 19 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Fredrik Simons
on 18 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Julie Fletcher
on 18 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Andy Slade
on 17 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Caroline Dadley
on 16 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Paul Nicolson
on 16 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Margaret Scrope-howe
on 14 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jordan Travers
on 13 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Hilary Bateman
on 12 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Christina Hunt
on 7 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by George Scrope-howe
on 6 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Roger Ford
on 5 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Michael Austin
on 3 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Fiona Tibbitt
on 30 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Emily Stroud
on 27 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Chris Popham
on 25 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Chris Popham
on 21 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Andrea Kolenberg
on 20 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Caroline Aldam
on 17 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Natasha Ewins
on 16 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Chris Popham
on 14 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Yann Rebour
on 13 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Dominic Pilkington
on 7 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Michael Burke
on 26 Apr 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Neil Howell
on 17 Apr 2015

Basking shark sightedBasking sharks seen here by Mark Richmond
on 14 Apr 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by David Moreton
on 11 Apr 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Lauren Brewer
on 9 Apr 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Olivia Yallop
on 6 Apr 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Andy Turley
on 6 Apr 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Maxine Chavner
on 6 Apr 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by David Wilkinson
on 5 Apr 2015

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