Thurlestone, South Devon

Thurlestone, South Devon
  • Village set behind some of South Devon's finest coastline. Located on the southern coast between the Salcombe Kingsbridge Estuary and the River Avon and Estuary
  • Great beaches and watersports. This stretch of the southern coast is lined with wondeful beaches. South Milton Sands/Thurlestone Sand (Beach) is one of the best
  • Top walking on the South West Coast Path east and west. Head east and you'll come to high cliffs and the mouth of the Salcombe Kingsbridge Estuary. Head west and you come to Bantham Beach, Bigbury-on-Sea Beach and Burgh Island
  • Where you'll find one of South Devon's best beach cafes. The beachhouse sits behind South Milton Sands/Thurlestone Sand (Beach)
  • Ideal location from which to explore some of South Devon's most iconic visitor attractions from Burgh Island and Bantham Beach to the Salcombe Kingsbirgde Estuary and Hope Cove
  • Main photo: the beachhouse beach cafe behind South Milton Sands/Thurlestone Sand (Beach) with Bolt Tail by Hope Cove beyond


Thurlestone beaches

South Milton Sands/Thurlestone Sand (Beach). Long, sand beach ideal for families. beachhouse sits behind the beach.

Thurlestone Leas Foot Sand (Beach). Walk north west of South Milton Sands/Thurlestone Sand (Beach) and you come to Thurlestone Leas Foot Sand (Beach).

Thurlestone Island Sands/Thurlestone Golf Course Beach. The coast path then climbs and skirts the local golf course taking you to this beautiful, secluded stretch of sand.


Beaches west of Thurlestone

Bantham Beach. Head west of Thurlestone on the South West Coast Path or by car and you'll come to the superb Bantham Beach.

Bigbury-on-Sea Beach is across the mouth of the River Avon and Estuary from Bantham Beach. Both are essential visiting when on holiday in South Devon.


Beaches east of Thurlestone

Hope Cove Mouthwell Beach. Walk east of Thurlestone on the South West Coast Path and you come to this compact and sheltered family beach on the north side of Hope Cove.

Hope Cove Harbour Beach is a little further east on the other side of the village.


Thurlestone cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants

beachhouse. Fashionable beach cafe and bar in a sublime location overlooking South Milton Sands/Thurlestone Sand (Beach).

Thurlestone The Village Inn. Village gastropub run by Thurlestone Hotel.

The Trevilder is the excellent hotel restaurant.

The Cove Cafe Bar. Cool cafe bar by Hope Cove Mouthwell Beach and next door to the Hope and Anchor Inn.

Hope and Anchor Inn. Village pub on the coast at Hope Cove.

Bantham The Sloop Inn. Village pub above the River Avon and Estuary and a short walk from Bantham Beach.

The Pilchard Inn. Amazing pub location on Burgh Island next to Burgh Island Hotel. Overlooks Bigbury-on-Sea Beach and Bigbury-on-Sea.


Thurlestone South West Coast Path

See our Thurlestone South West Coast Path Walk listing for more information.


Thurlestone and Hope Cove

Hope Cove is a coastal village just east of Thurlestone. Highlights include:

Hope Cove Mouthwell Beach

Hope Cove Harbour Beach

The Cove Cafe Bar

Hope and Anchor Inn


Thurlestone and Bantham

Bantham is a pretty estuary and coastal village just west of Thurlestone. Highlights include:

Bantham Beach

Bantham Surfing Academy

Bantham Gastrobus and Gastropizza

Bantham The Sloop Inn

Bantham Quay

River Avon and Estuary


Thurlestone and Bigbury-on-Sea

Bigbury-on-Sea is a famous South Devon seaside village overlooking Burgh Island and the iconic Art Deco Burgh Island Hotel. Highlights include:

Bigbury-on-Sea Beach

Bigbury-on-Sea Discovery Surf School

Burgh Island

The Pilchard Inn

Burgh Island Sea Tractor

River Avon and Estuary