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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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...