Beaches in South Devon

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Best South Devon Beaches, Dartmouth, South Devon

Best South Devon Beaches, Dartmouth, South Devon

Beach holiday in South Devon South Devon is one of the UK's top destinations for a beach holiday. To help you choose a beach location, we've listed South Devon beaches below. Click through on each recommendation to learn more. We start with our top ten recommendations for South Devon beaches a...

Best South Devon Watersports, Bigbury-on-Sea, South Devon

Best South Devon Watersports, Bigbury-on-Sea, South Devon

In an area of England famous for its coastline, it's no surprise that you could spend your entire holiday trying out various watersports. We list by location and watersport.   Bantham We lead with Bantham Beach because it's an iconic South Devon surfing spot. It's also exceptionally be...

Best South Devon SWCP/South West Coast Path Walking, Salcombe, South Devon

Best South Devon SWCP/South West Coast Path Walking, Salcombe, South Devon

If you're looking to walk a short section of the South West Coast Path in South Devon then we'd recommend the following stretches of coastline. We also include a description of the entire length of the South West Coast Path from Exeter to Plymouth should you want to complete it in one go. Browse the...

Cellar Beach, Wembury, South Devon

Cellar Beach, Wembury, South Devon

One of South Devon's top 'secret' beaches South Devon has many famous beaches. Bigbury-on-Sea Beach, Bantham Beach, Blackpool Sands and Dawlish Warren Beach attract huge numbers of holidaymakers in the summer months. The South Devon coast also has many 'secret' coves and beaches. One of the...

Mothecombe (Meadowsfoot) Beach, Wembury, South Devon

Mothecombe (Meadowsfoot) Beach, Wembury, South Devon

Beach at the mouth of the Erme Estuary Mothecombe (Meadowsfoot) Beach is a deep sandy beach at the mouth of the Erme Estuary. Local information boards refer to it as Mothecombe Beach. Ordnance Survey uses Meadowsfoot Beach. At low tide, the sand is exposed around Owen's Hill and Owen's Point...

Gara Rock Beach, Salcombe, South Devon

Gara Rock Beach, Salcombe, South Devon

Popular beach below hotel, restaurant and bar Gara Rock Beach is a beautiful sand beach on the coast below the luxury hotel Gara Rock. The hotel's restaurant, lounge bar and 'Garavan' are a top day trip destination for walkers from the Salcombe/East Portlemouth area wanting to combine a yomp with...

Moor Sand (Beach), Salcombe, South Devon

Moor Sand (Beach), Salcombe, South Devon

Amazing, secluded beach but you'll have to use a rope to lower yourself down to the shingle and sand Moor Sand is an amazing beach in a stunning setting. It's a reasonably large arc of shingle and sand below rugged cliffs. The views from the South West Coast Path are wonderful. They only pot...

Maceley Cove (Beach), Salcombe, South Devon

Maceley Cove (Beach), Salcombe, South Devon

Magnificent 'secret' beach at the tip of South Devon The coast west and east of the mouth of the Salcombe Kingsbridge Estuary is rugged and beautiful. To the east, the South West Coast Path winds its way around and over rocky headlands and behind stunning beaches. In many cases, steep paths take...

Plymouth Beaches and Foreshore, Plymouth, South Devon

Plymouth Beaches and Foreshore, Plymouth, South Devon

Beaches lining Plymouth Sound and the South Devon and East Cornwall coastlines People often search for information on beaches in and around Plymouth. There are a number of small beaches on the Plymouth foreshore. Larger beaches line Plymouth Sound. Some of the best local beaches are a little furt...

Batten Bay Beach, Plymouth, South Devon

Batten Bay Beach, Plymouth, South Devon

Beach a short ferry ride south of central Plymouth Batten Bay Beach is a rock, shingle and coarse sand beach a short ferry ride south of central Plymouth. There are plenty of rockpools to explore and superb views. The beach looks out across Plymouth Sound to Plymouth Breakwater and C...

Rum Bay Beach, Plymouth, South Devon

Rum Bay Beach, Plymouth, South Devon

Compact rock, shingle and sand beach near Mount Batten Rum Bay Beach is a rock, shingle and coarse sand beach a short ferry ride south of central Plymouth. It sits below Jennycliff and Jennycliff Cafe. Note that there's a large car parking area just south east of the beach although we'd r...

Jennycliff Beach, Plymouth, South Devon

Jennycliff Beach, Plymouth, South Devon

Lovely Plymouth beach below Jennycliff on the east coast of Plymouth Sound Jennycliff Beach is a rock, shingle and coarse sand beach on the east coast of Plymouth Sound. It sits below Jennycliff and Jennycliff Cafe. The views from the cliffs above the beach are awesome. There are plenty of benche...

Bovisand Beach, Plymouth, South Devon

Bovisand Beach, Plymouth, South Devon

Popular holiday park beach near Plymouth Head south of Plymouth to the Bovisand Bay and Wembury Point area of South Devon and you're in beach holiday territory. The most popular leisure beach in this area is Bovisand Beach. At low tide, it's a deep sand beach backing onto a holiday park....

Wembury Point Beach, Wembury, South Devon

Wembury Point Beach, Wembury, South Devon

Small beach at Wembury Point There's a small beach at Wembury Point west of Wembury Beach and Wembury Marine Centre.  When visiting, you'll notice the remains of a wall which appears to be have been one of the many sea pools* that you find in South West England. When the tide rises,...

Langdon Beach, Wembury, South Devon

Langdon Beach, Wembury, South Devon

Big rock, shingle and sand beach at Wembury Bay Whilst it's not marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL20 'South Devon' map, Langdon Beach is a big rock, shingle and sand beach running pretty much from Wembury Point around to Wembury Beach by Wembury in South Devon. Out at sea is the distinctiv...