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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

  • 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...
  • Elberry Cove - Devon

    Elberry Cove

    The access to this pretty shingle and clear water beach is difficult. There is parking about half a mile from the beach, where dogs are allowed. Swimming is safe if care is taken and life saving equipment is available. At the southern...
  • Fishcombe Cove

    Fishcombe Cove

    Access to this small sand and shingle beach is difficult for the disabled but moderate for others. Parking is limited and dogs are allowed on the beach. Life saving equipment is available and swimming is safe with care. There are...
  • 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...