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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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...