Devon Beach Guide
for information about beaches in Devon
Devon is approximately 15 miles of the Devon coast close
to Plymouth. Most of the beaches here are smaller beaches.
Hoe, there are small beaches and sunbathing areas. There
are also small beaches at Mountbatten
Point and Jennycliff
Beach. Further west are the popular family beaches at
Beach and Wembury
Beach. There is fine coast path walking around Wembury.
is also good walking from Noss Mayo along the River Yealm
to Gara Point and beyond. At the entrance of the River Yealm
is the small Cellar
Beach. Also a few miles from Noss Mayo, is Stoke
Beach, but there is limited parking here.
west, there is a large expanse of sand at the mouth of the
River Erme. Either side of the Erme, are the beaches at Mothecombe
Beach and Wonwell
Devon has a large and varied selection of beaches, from
larger spacious beaches to remote and quiet coves. The scenery
is excellent here and there is good walking on the coast.
most popular beaches are on Bigbury Bay including Bigbury-On-Sea
which is an excellent large family beach and nearby Bantham
Sand which is popular with surfers. To the west of Bigbury
is the curved sandy beach at Challaborough
and the small coves at Ayrmer
of Bigbury are the small quiet beaches of Broad
Foot Sand and then the big family beach at Thurlestone
Sand and the picturesque village of Hope
Cove, which has two sandy beaches.
the south of Hope Cove is the headland of Bolt Tail and from
here the coast stretches south for around 5 miles east to
Bolt Head. There is only one beach on this part of the coast,
the small but picturesque
Bolt Head is Salcombe Harbour and Salcombe is a town well
worth visiting. Just below Salcombe are the small but popular
beaches of North
Sands and South
Sands. On the east bank of Salcombe Harbour is a very
pleasant stretch of sand from East
Portlemouth to Mill
Mill Bay the coast stretches east for 6 or 7 miles to Start
Point. There are a number of smaller quieter beaches on this
part of the coast, including Gara
Cove, the beach at Prawle
Point,and closer to Start Point Lannacombe
Start Point, the coast stretches north eastwards into scenic
Start Bay and there are pleasant beaches here Hall
and the 3 mile pebble beach at Slapton
Sands. East of Slapton Sands is the pleasant family beach
coastline around Tor Bay is known as The
English Riviera and is famed for its mild climate and
great scenery. There is a vast array of accomodation to choose
from and there are excellent beaches and attractions, making
the area ideal for family holidays.
At the southern edge of Tor Bay is the port of Brixham
which is well worth a visit. There is good walking around
Berry Head and south of Berry Head are the quiet beaches of
Marys Bay, Man
Sands and Scabbacombe
of Brixham is the quiet cove of Elberry
Cove and then the big family beaches of Broadsands
Sands. Further north still is the big seaside town of
with its long sandy beach and promenade pier.
coast stretches north past Hollicombe
Beach and Livermead
Sands to Torquay with its two big popular beaches Torre
Abbey Sands and Meadfoot
of Torquay is Babbacombe
with its model village and cliff railway. Further north on
the coast are the quiet beaches at Watcombe
Devon is an ideal destination for family holidays with
a number of big seaside towns, all with excellent beaches.
the Exe Estuary is the popular family beach at Dawlish
Warren and the picturesque seaside town of Dawlish.
Further south is the big resort town of Teignmouth
at the mouth of the River Teign. On the banks of the River
Teign is a small beach at Shaldon.
Also at Shaldon, is the long sandy beach at Ness
the west bank of the Exe River is the big resort town of Exmouth
with its two miles of golden sand. Just west of Exmouth is
Bay and further along the coast is the quiet seaside town
Salterton. Further west is the scenic beach at Ladram
Bay and the big seaside town at Sidmouth.
the far east of the county is the long pebble beach at Branscombe,
the curved pebble bay at Beer
and the big resort town at Seaton
with its long pebble beach.
Devon is a great place to visit with some great scenery and
some good beaches, including some excellent surfing beaches.
There are some nice towns and villages to visit too, including
the picturesque fishing village of Clovelly.
Devon is divided into two by the estuaries of the River
Taw and River Torridge. On the banks of the River Torridge
is the pleasant village of Instow
with its sandy beach, looking across to Appledore, a town
well worth a visit.
the estuary is the huge surfing beach at Westward
Ho! Further west is Clovelly and the headland at Hartland
Point. Further south is a small beach at Hartland
North of the River Taw and Torridge are the big surfing beaches
Sands, Croyde Bay, Putsborough
From Woolacombe there is good walking around Morte Point and
Bull Point. On this part of the coast there are beaches at
Beach and further west Lee
west on the coast is Ilfracombe
and the beach at Hele
Bay. Further west again is the town of Combe
Martin and Wild
At the far east of the North Devon coast are the twin towns
and Lynmouth, which are well worth a visit.