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South Devon Beaches

There are miles of safe award winning beaches for families, or if you want more action, you can try some of the popular watersports on offer. The beaches in South Devon are also great for crabbing.

Many of our beaches have awards for water and beach quality, and a great swathe of the coastline is under the protection of an AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) or the National Trust. We have even included some of the beaches in the area in an article on Top fishing days around Dartmouth.

Blackpool Sands, set in a sheltered bay surrounded by evergreens and pines is one of South Devon's most beautiful natural treasures. An award-winning privately managed family beach with turquoise blue sea giving it an almost Mediterranean feel. A .... visit website for more information
A stunning sandy beach in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) joined by causeway to Burgh Island. Shallow water for paddling and rock pools for exploring. Bigbury on Sea is a popular family beach and great for windsurfing and kite surfing to.... visit website for more information
Unspoiled East Portlemouth has the best of both worlds. Situated a stone's throw from bustling Salcombe on the opposite side of the estuary, East Portlemouth enjoys the quiet and peace of a small village surrounded by beautiful beaches, rolling Devon.... visit website for more information
Nestling deep in the South Hams at the mouth of the little known river Avon, Bantham beach is one of Devon’s premier beaches. Within easy driving distance of Salcombe and Kingsbridge, Bantham beach is situated in a designated AONB, it offers beautifu.... visit website for more information
The 3 main beaches at Hope Cove are all small and sheltered by the coastline. Their shores are lapped by small waves, making them perfect for younger children. A wide range of facilities are also available close by, including a pub, ice creams and ho.... visit website for more information
Owned by the National Trust with its own Marine Conservation Centre and guided rock pool rambles, Wembury, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), is not short of ways to keep you entertained. Safe, clean bathing from gently shelving sand and s.... visit website for more information
These are two halves of a 3 mile sand and shingle bar stretching between Strete in the north and Torcross in the south. At the Torcross end, the bar divides the sea from Slapton Ley - a freshwater lake and Nature Reserve. All of this area of coast is.... visit website for more information