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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

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Oddicombe beach

    Oddicombe Beach

    Backed by high, red cliffs, the sand and shingle beach at Oddicombe is well sheltered from most breezes. Despite being just around the coast from the main Torbay beaches it is an ever popular choice and can get crowded in summer...
  • 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....