South Devon Beaches

South Devon Beaches

Whether you’re planning a staycation or a day trip with the kids. Use our coastal holiday guide to discover beautiful South Devon beaches.

Find your favourite South Devon Beaches

Head to the South West England coast for secluded coves to explore and miles of sandy beaches. Enjoy the beautiful English Riviera and the stunning coastal walks along the South Devon coastal path.

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Discover South Devon Beaches

South Devon is famous for its beaches, the charming English Riviera, coastal scenery and small secluded coves.

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Anstey’s Cove

Anstey’s Cove, near Torquay, is a small secluded cove on the South Devon coast.

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Axmouth Harbour

Just a fifteen minute walk along the coast from Seaton Beach is Axmouth Harbour. Home to the…

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Babbacombe Beach

Babbacombe Beach is a popular sand and shingle beach on the ‘English Riviera’. Once a small fishing…

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Bantham Beach

Bantham Beach is one of South Devon’s most popular family beaches.

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Beer Beach

Beer Beach is a charming sheltered pebble cove, with great views and boating trips to be taken….

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Beesands Beach

Beesands Beach Beach

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Bigbury-on-Sea

Bigbury-on-Sea is the perfect place for a family holiday, safe swimming and sandy beaches with views of spectacular…

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Blackpool Sands

Blackpool Sands is a privately managed award winning family friendly beach in Start Bay, Devon. Despite the…

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Bovisand Beach

Bovisand Beach..

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Branscombe Beach

Branscombe Beach

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Breakwater Beach

Dog friendly in the Winter restricted during the Summer from 1 May and 30 September

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Brixham Harbour Beach

Charming Brixham Harbour Beach is a small north facing beach to the right of the harbour….

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Broadsands

Broadsands is a red sandy beach which backed by beach huts and views of the Paignton to Dartmouth…

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Budleigh Salterton

Budleigh Salterton is a fairly quiet seaside town between Exmouth and Sidmouth.

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Burgh Island

Burgh Island has a character all of its own. Located just across from Bigbury on Sea, visitors…

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Challaborough Beach

Challaborough Beach is an award winning beach on the South Devon coast.

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Churston Cove

Churston Cove, next to Fishcombe Beach, is a quiet sand and shingle beach reached on foot from…

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Corbyn Sands

Corbyn Sands is small shingle beach at the southern end of Torre Abbey Sands, with charming brightly…

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Coryton Cove

Coryton Cove is a small south east facing beach just south of Dawlish, backed by the South…

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Dawlish Town Beach

Visit Dawlish Town Beach

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Dawlish Warren

Dawlish Warren Beach

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East Portlemouth

East Portlemouth Beach is on the Salcombe estuary and at low tide it is perfect for dog…

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Elander Cove

Elander Cove is a small rugged cove, reached only by walking down a steep path. This beach…

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Elberry Cove

Elberry Cove is a charming shingle beach reached only on foot. The beach is usually quiet however…

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Exmouth Beach

Exmouth Beach has two miles of sandy beach, ideal for families swimming, building sandcastles or exploring the…

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Fishcombe Beach

Fishcombe is a lovely shingle beach cloaked by cliffs and wooded hillsides and stunning scenery just along…

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Gara Rock Beach

Gara Rock Beach

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Goodrington Beach

Goodrington Beach is a long golden sandy beach, and the ultimate family friendly destination with loads of…

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Goodrington Beach

Goodrington Beach is a long golden sandy beach, and the ultimate family friendly destination with loads of…

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Hallsands Beach

East facing Hallsands Beach

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Holcombe Beach

Holcombe beach small cove situated at the base of the cliffs between Teignmouth and Dawlish Beach

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Hollicombe Beach

Hollicombe Beach near Torquay is a small red sandy beach cloaked by low sandstone cliffs, best visited…

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Hope Cove

Charming Hope Cove on the South Devon coast is a great place to visit for a family…

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Jacob’s Ladder Beach

A short distance east of Sidmouth beach is Jacobs’s Ladder beach. A wide stretch of beach…

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Jennycliff Beach

Jennycliff Beach is on the east coast of Plymouth Sound, offers great views of Drakes island, Cornwall…

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Ladram Bay

Ladram Bay is a pebble and shingle beach just to the west of Sidmouth on the Jurassic…

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Lannacombe Beach

Lannacombe Beach

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Maidencombe Beach

Maidencombe Beach is a charming small sandy beach with rockpools to explore at low tide. The beach…

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Meadfoot Beach

Meadfoot Beach is a rocky beach quieter than neighbouring Torre Abbey, and Babbacombe, where visitors can relax…

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Mill Bay

Mill Bay is a lovely sandy beach perfect for a dip in the sea, looking across the…

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Mothercombe Beach

Mothercombe Beach Beach

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Ness Cove

A loveley smugglers cove on the South Devon coast.

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Oddicombe Beach

Oddicombe Beach in Torquay is a lovely sheltered cove backed by red sandstone cliffs. Visitors can enjoy…

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Old Cellars Beach

Stunning and secluded Old Cellars Beach.

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Paignton Beach

Paignton Beach is an award winning, popular family destination stretching each side of Paignton Pier with all…

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Petitoire Beach

Petitoire Beach in Torquay is a small sheltered cove backed by red sandstone cliffs. It is noted…

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Preston Beach

Preston Beach is a red sandy beach just north of Paignton. There are beach huts lining the…

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Salcombe – North Sands

Salcombe – North Sands Beach

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Salcombe – South Sands

Salcombe South Sands at the mouth of a tidal estuary, this picturesque town offers some…

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Sandy Bay

Sandy Bay on the South Devon coast is an award winning family friendly beach.

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Seaton Beach

Seaton Beach Beach HighlightsLocal LinksBeach Management This beach is … Dog FriendlyGreat for families Have a great…

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Shaldon Beach

Popular Shaldon Beach looks out over the estuary mouth to Teignmouth and is a perfect spot for…

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Shoalstone Beach

Charming Shoalstone in next to Brixham Harbour is a small shingle and rock beach next to the…

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Sidmouth Town Beach

Sidmouth Town Beach

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Slapton Sands

Slapton Sands is a three mile sand and shingle bar stretching south to Torcross Sands on the…

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Soar Mill Cove

A small rugged cove on the South Devon coast.

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St Marys Bay

St Marys Bay is a sand and shingle beach near Brixham, perfect for a sunny day…

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Start Bay

Visit Start Bay Reach this beach along the South West Coastal Path.

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Sugary Cove

Visit Sugary Cove Just a fifteen minute walk along the coast from Seaton Beach is Axmouth Harbour. Home to the…

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Teignmouth River Beach

Teignmouth River Beach also known as Teignmouth Back Beach.

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Teignmouth Town Beach

Teignmouth Town Beach

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Thurlestone – North

North Just a fifteen minute walk along the coast from Seaton Beach is Axmouth Harbour.

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Thurlestone – South

Thurlestone South on the Devon Coast.

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Torre Abbey Sands

Torre Abbey Sands is the most well known beach in Torquay, ever popular with holidaymakers during…

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Watcombe Bay

Charming Watcombe beach is a secluded hidden gem.

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Wembury Beach

Wembury Beach Beach

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Weston Mouth Beach

Visit Weston Mouth Beach Just a fifteen minute walk along the coast from Seaton Beach is Axmouth Harbour. Home to…

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Top South Devon Beaches

Looking for top South Devon Coast destinations? Miles of sandy beaches, traditional seaside towns and family attractions. Walk the coastal path or find family friendly Blue Flag beaches. There are sandy beaches in Isle of Wight which are safe for swimming as well as dog friendly beaches for long walks with our four legged friends.

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