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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...
  • Combe Martin beach

    Combe Martin Beach

    A nice little rocky bay with a steeply shelving sand and shingle beach that only shows it's real character at lower tides - the tide goes out a long way here owing to it's position in the Bristol Channel. The low tide exposes...
  • 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...
  • 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...