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. Sandy Bay Beach, Exmouth

Sandy Bay Beach.Sandy Bay beach is a privately owned beach with rock pools. At about half-mile long this is a sheltered beach ideal for families with good for swimming and water sports....

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2. Blackpool Sands Beach, Stoke Fleming, Dartmouth

Blackpool Sands Beach.Blackpool Sands is a privately managed beach in a sheltered bay surrounded pines. Unlike the name suggests you actually don't get sand but fine shingle.Excellent safe family beach....

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3. 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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4. Sugary Cove Beach, Dartmouth

Sugary Cove Beach.Small sandy cove at the mouth of the river Dart overlooked by Dartmouth castle. Grassy picnic area above the cove with steep steps down....

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5. St Marys Bay Beach, Brixham

St Marys Bay Beach.Secluded sand and shingle beach with interesting rock formations and surrounding cliffs. Operated by the Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust. Access is a little difficult down a path with steep st...

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6. Man Sands Beach, Brixham

Man Sands Beach.Remote sand and pebble beach between Sharkham and Crabrock points. Only accessible by foot from the South West Coast Path. Swimmers should be aware of possible rip currents on the turning h...

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7. 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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8. 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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9. Coryton Cove Beach, Dawlish

Coryton Cove Beach.Coryton Cove beach is an ideal family beach with gentle shelving sand/shingle and rock pools. The cove lies between the red cliffs of Dawlish. There have been many sightings of Dolphins off this be...

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10. 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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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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