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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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Wildlife sightings

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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
shelving
Strong
winds

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

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

For more information visit rnli.org.uk

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 sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Julie Fletcher
on 18 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Paul Nicolson
on 16 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Margaret Scrope-howe
on 14 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Hilary Bateman
on 12 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Christina Hunt
on 7 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by George Scrope-howe
on 6 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Michael Austin
on 3 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Fiona Tibbitt
on 30 May 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Emily Stroud
on 27 May 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Yann Rebour
on 13 May 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Dominic Pilkington
on 7 May 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Michael Burke
on 26 Apr 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Neil Howell
on 17 Apr 2015

Basking shark sighted A basking sharks has been spotted
by Mark Richmond
on 14 Apr 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by David Moreton
on 11 Apr 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Lauren Brewer
on 9 Apr 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Maxine Chavner
on 6 Apr 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Andy Turley
on 6 Apr 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Olivia Yallop
on 6 Apr 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by David Wilkinson
on 5 Apr 2015