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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...
  • Woolacombe beach

    Woolacombe Beach

    Woolacombe beach, with it's 2 miles of sand is possibly North Devon's premiere beach
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...