Top 10 Devon Beaches

Here are The UK Beaches Guides top 10 Devon beaches. Our rating is based on two factors: the amount each page is viewed and any reviews submitted.

1. Slapton Sands Beach, Stokenham

Slapton Sands Beach.Slapton Sands is a large shingle bar bordered by water on both sides, the lake behind is freshwater. This beach is exposed and is being washed away at an alarming rate. This bar provides a ...

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2. Churston Cove Beach, Brixham

Churston Cove Beach.A small shingle beach surrounded by cliffs and woods....

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3. Instow Beach, Bideford

Instow Beach.Instow Beach is a long sandy beach backed by dunes on an estuary (rivers Taw and Torridge) very popular for fishing and sailing as well as other beach activities. When the tide goes out the beach b...

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4. Shoalstone Beach, Brixham

Shoalstone Beach.A small shingle and rocky beach adjacent to Brixham's outdoor seawater swimming pool. There is easy access to the promenade surrounding the beach and pool, with a cafe and superb views across the b...

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5. Leas Foot - Thurlestone Sands (North) Beach, Thurlestone

Leas Foot - Thurlestone Sands (North) Beach.Leas Foot is the smaller of the two Thurlestone beaches - fine, shingle sand and sheltered waters. This beach is very much the beach that time forgot. Very much a family beach for tradition...

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6. Westward Ho! Beach, Bideford

Westward Ho! Beach.Westward Ho! beach is also known as Golden Bay and for its surf and clean sand backed by a pebble ridge and grasslands which extends for about three miles merging with Sandymere beach. At low tide ...

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7. Bovisand Bay Beach, Plymouth

Bovisand Bay Beach.Sheltered sandy bay with cliffs on either side. Popular with locals and visiting families and there’s a large expanse of sand for ball games at low tide. Situated on the coast path....

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8. Dawlish Town Beach, Dawlish

Dawlish Town Beach.Dawlish Town beach is a gently shelving mix of shingle and sand. A good traditional family beach....

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9. Elender Cove Beach, Salcombe

Elender Cove Beach.A small sandy cove with rocks tucked between Gammon head and Prawle Point. Excellent coastal walks here at the sothern most point of Devon....

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10. Goodrington Sands Beach, Paignton

Goodrington Sands Beach.Mainly sandy beach. At low tide there are rock pools to explore. During the summer season the local steam train can be seen running along the back of south sands beach....

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Blue Flag Beaches

In addition to this list of our top Devon beaches, Devon has 8 Blue Flag awarded beaches and many more seaside awards.


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