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Beautiful beaches in South Devon

18th May , 2018

South Devon Beaches

In this beautiful part of the world, our beaches are pretty hard to beat. We’re blessed with miles of coastline offering idylic golden sandy beaches and magical little coves. Throughout the summer, lifeguards are present on many of the beaches making them the perfect place to spend the day digging in the sand and swimming safely with your family. With Blue Flag status also being awarded to a few, you’ll be spoilt for choice! So whether you’d prefer to soak up the sun and have a beach bbq or experience surfing and paddleboarding, we have it all.

Ayrmer Cove (dog friendly, suitable for swimming)
A secluded sandy, great for rockpooling. A 20 minute walk from the National Trust carpark at Ringmore.

Bantham Beach (lifeguard, refreshments, disabled access, suitable for swimming, toilets, suitable for watersports)
A super popular sandy beach which is great for both rockpooling and surfing. This is a lovely, safe beach for children and a perfect spot to watch the sunset.

Beesands (refreshments, dog friendly, toilets)
A mile long shingle beach surrounded by fields. Great for children and dogs.

Bigbury-On-Sea (lifeguard, refreshments, disabled access, suitable for swimming, toilets, suitable for watersports)
A large sandy beach which has a tidal causeway. There is a sea tractor from Bigbury to Burgh Island when the tide is in. This is a fantastic watersport beach.

Blackpool Sands (lifeguard, refreshments, disabled access, suitable for swimming, toilets, suitable for watersports)
It’s Blue Flag status makes this beach an incredibly popular beach all year round. With it’s warm sheltered bay and fantastic amenities, you won’t be disappointed with a visit to this stunning beach.

Challaborough (lifeguard, refreshments, disabled access, suitable for swimming, toilets, suitable for watersports)
A lovely, small beach, perfect for children and watersports with its lifeguard cover throughout the summer.

East Portlemouth/ Mill Bay (dog friendly, refreshments, disabled access, suitable for swimming, toilets, suitable for watersports)
With great rockpools at lowtide and lovely shallow waters to splash about in, these small sheltered beaches are the perfect spot to watch the sailing boats from Salcombe sail by.

Gara Beach (refreshments, dog friendly, suitable for swimming)
This lovely sandy beach is quite a steep 10 minute walk to get to it but the views are stunning and well worth the effort to get there.

Hope Cove (dog friendly, refreshments, disabled access, suitable for swimming, toilets)
Wide sandy beaches, perfect for rockpooling and playing in the sea. Lovely and sheltered, great for a family day out.

Lannacombe (dog friendly, disabled access, suitable for swimming)
A lovely quiet family beach with lots of rockpools at low tide. Access is via a narrow lane and there are no facilities.

Mattiscombe (dog friendly, suitable for swimming)
A beautiful sandy and rocky beach, perfect for climbing and exploring. It is a 15 minute walk from Start Point Lighthouse.

Mothecombe (refreshments, suitable for swimming, toilets, suitable for watersports)
This is a lovely private sandy beach that is open on Wednesday’s and weekends.

Salcombe (North Sands) (dog friendly, refreshments, disabled access, suitable for swimming, toilets, suitable for watersports)
Lovely, large and flat sandy beach which kids love! The soft sand makes a great playground and the sea is great for swimming. Large carpark and restaurant too.

Salcombe (South Sands) (refreshments, disabled access, suitable for swimming, toilets, suitable for watersports)
A great sandy beach at the mouth of Salcombe Harbour.

Slapton Sands/ Torcross (dog friendly, refreshments, suitable for swimming, toilets)
A long, large shingle beach with stunning views out to see and great for walking the dog. A few great cafes and pubs at one end.

South Milton Sands (lifeguard, dog friendly, refreshments, disabled access, suitable for swimming, toilets, suitable for watersports)
A great family beach. Lovely soft sandy beach protected by a reef of rocks. Great for rockpooling at low tide too.