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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

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Croyde bay beach

    Croyde Beach

    Croyde is perhaps Devon's best known surfing beach and for good reason. Facing almost due west the beach picks up a good deal of swell and combined with quality sand banks makes for one of the UK's best surf beaches. Its also reknown for...
  • 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...
  • Dawlish Warren beach

    Dawlish Warren Beach

    This beach is smooth and sandy with dunes further inland. It is located on the west side of the Exe Estuary. The sea water is clear and the current is normally gentle. Dog restrictions apply and the beach has gained the...