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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

  • Dawlish beach

    Dawlish Beach

    The sandy beach is quiet and relaxing, facing the early morning sun and possibly the best beach in the area. There is easy access for the disabled and dogs are allowed in restricted areas. Within easy walking distance of the town but...
  • South Milton Sands beach - Devon

    South Milton Sands

    The sweep of golden sand that makes up South Milton Sands is instantly recognisable by the iconic rock arch of Thurlestone Rock which sits just offshore here. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that makes up much of...
  • Coryton's Cove - Dawlish

    Coryton Cove

    This sheltered secluded beach of soft sand and shingle provides safe bathing, although it is not patrolled by lifeguards. There are lots of rock pools to the north east and on the opposite side are small secret beaches only accessible...
  • Combe Martin beach

    Combe Martin Beach

    A nice little rocky bay with a steeply shelving sand and shingle beach that only shows it's real character at lower tides - the tide goes out a long way here owing to it's position in the Bristol Channel. The low tide exposes...
  • Lynmouth Bay

    Lynmouth Bay

    Not the greatest beach in the area, but surrounded by some of the most impressive scenery and hisorical interest on the coast. To reach Lynmouth you can take the water powered Victorian cliff railway down the wooded hillside from Lynton...