Best Broadsands Walks

explore hidden coves
1 hour walks
Walk 1 (3.9 miles)Walk 2 (6.4 miles)
Coastal Walk to Greenway

Two delightful walks from Broadsands.

Broadsands is a popular seaside resort with a long, sandy beach perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports.

parkingPay & Display Car Park at Broadsands
directionsSATNAV Postcode:TQ4 6HX
Point of InterestWhat to explore?
  • Broadsands & Coast line
  • Elberry Cove, Churston Cove
  • The Grove
  • Ruins of old bath house
  • Churston Court Inn
PubsChurston Court Inn

Walk 1 Coastal Walk (3.9 miles)


Churston Cove

This popular pub walk starts at Broadsands and follows the coastline to Elberry Cove, the ruins of an bath house, Churston Cove and the Grove with an option to visit Fishcombe Cove and its cafe  .

The route offers stunning views of Torquay and beyond.

In the distance you may hear a Dartmouth Steam train.

It returns via the charming hamlet of Churston and a 13th century  pub, the Churston Court Inn, making it an ideal pub walk.

The Walk

A From the car park head towards the beach and follow signs for the South West Coast Path (acorn symbol).

B Elberry Cove.
Take steps right of ruins of Bath House. Where the path splits take left branch with golf course on your right.

Ruins of Bath House
Ruins of Bath House , Elberry Cove

This unusual bath house was built byLord Churston for himself and his guests.

C Here steep and narrow steps lead to Churston Cove. Follow rocky path along the coastline which steadily climbs to the top.

D At a fingerpost can turn right for Churston or left for Fishcombe Cove.

For Fishcombe Cove turn left into a track at end of a caravan site. This leads to the cafe and cove.

E Follow well defined path and part of the John Musgrave Trail to a fairly busy lane. Here, turn right then where lane bends turn right into Churston.

FChurston Court Inn, an impressive manor house , was owned by Lord Churston and is well worth a visit.

Churston Court
Inside Churston Court Inn

G Continue past church and turn right into Links Close. Follow public footpath through golf course -diagonally left.
Ignore path on right and continue onto Elberry Lane

Caution The route includes two steep and somewhat tricky steps , particularly near Churston Cove.

map of Broadsands walk

Walk 1

 Walks near Broadsands
A thriving fish market town with a picturesque harbour provides a popular centre for exploring a beautiful coastline with extensive views of Tor Bay.
Great easy circular walks exploring Torquay's magnificent coast line , its harbour and Tor Abbey.
The tranquility and beauty of this estate gave Agatha Christie the inspiration for many a plot.
Two varied and most scenic walks.



3.9 miles
6.3 km
tracks , footpaths
altitude range
5 - 55 m
quality of track


Walk 2 to Greenway (6.4 miles)


Galmpton Creek , River Dart
Point of InterestAgatha Christy lived in Greenway House , now national trust & open to the public.
Check out website.

This pleasant walk takes you inland to Greenway via Galpmton Creek & the river Dart.

It returns via the picturesque hamlet of Churston and joins the southwest coastal path with stunning views of Torbay.

There is an opportunity to see the house and estate which inspired Agatha Christy to write Dead Man's Folly , one of the Poirot episodes.

It follows part of the John Musgrave Trail and Greenway Walk ensuring the paths are well maintained and the route captures the walker's interest!


Manor Inn at Galmpton.

Churston Court Inn at Churston.

map of Broadsands to Greenway walk

Walk 2 to Greenway