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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

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...