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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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...