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Devon Beaches

Below are a selection of the best known and most popular beaches and coves in Devon. Remember to check out the tide times before planning your day on the beach.

If you are interested in beaches a little further afield check out our British beach guide.

Some of Devon's most poular beaches

  • Mill Bay beach - Salcombe

    Mill Bay

    Set across the water from Salcombe and just south of East Portlemouth is the delightful little cove of Mill Bay. This sandy beach is nestled within the woodlands of the South Devon Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). From the beach here...
  • Plymouth Hoe Sea Front

    Plymouth Hoe

    The sea front (or Hoe) in Plymouth harks back to the city's heyday when this was the where it all happened. Plymouth Hoe is still one of the highlights of this coastal city and takes full advantage of the sheltered waters within the...
  • Puttsborough beach - Woolacombe

    Putsborough Sands

    Putsborough Sands could be described as the southern end of Woolacombe beach, which is exactly what it is. However, given the vast stretch of sand that is Woolacombe beach it feels a world apart from its busier neighbour....
  • Blackpool Sands - Dartmouth

    Blackpool Sands

    Blackpool Sands beach is frequently cited as the best beach in Devon, and with good reason. In addition to its sheltered south coast location it has a certain Mediterranean feel to it. This could be down to the crystal clear water...
  • Instow beach

    Instow Beach

    Located on the edge of the Torridge estuary, Instow beach is blessed with fine, soft sand unlike some of its neigbours which were left with mud! As the beach doesn't face directly into the Atlantic its sheltered from the surf that can...