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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

  • 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...
  • Soar Mill Cove

    Soar Mill Cove

    There are no facilities in this beautiful, isolated cove, which can be reached by parking at Bolberry Down and walking along the coastal path. Some parts are quite steep and there is no disabled access. The magnificent views and a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...