There are many beaches within easy reach of Dartmouth; quiet secluded coves, long expanses of golden sands and stunning shingle beaches, flanked by striking cliffs.
If you’re looking for a family friendly beach with facilities on hand then beaches such as Blackpool Sands or North Beach in Salcombe are ideal. Looking for a more peaceful retreat? Then take the South West Coastal Path and visit Soar Mill Cove.
Find out more about these beaches and the other stunning beaches in the Dartmouth area below.
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A tiny remote sandy inlet set below the craggy black towers of Bolt Head. Access only on foot via the South West Coast Path or somewhat less dauntingly from the Soar Mill Cove Hotel. Or visit by canoe or boat from Salcombe.
Bigbury on Sea is a popular family beach and great for windsurfing and kite surfing. A stunning sandy beach in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) joined by causeway to Burgh Island. Shallow water for paddling and rock pools for exploring.
For a taste of the West Country at its most rugged, wild and unspoilt, get yourself down to Lannacombe beach. Although it’s a small beach in comparison to some of the more expansive beaches further up the coast, Lannacombe is perfect if you want to...
A little to the south of East Portlemouth beach is Mill Bay, a privately owned beach popular with families because of the very safe and clean bathing conditions, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
If you want sand, stunning scenery and the chance to see rare wildlife on your holiday then Milton Sands has got the lot. It’s set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and behind the beach you can discover wetlands that have been designated as...
At the very start of the long coastal bar that stretches to Torcross and beyond is this beautiful, safe and clean beach of fine shingle. This is an ideal spot for a dip, for picnics, windsurfing or canoeing.
Close to Kingsbridge in South Devon, Beesands has got all the right ingredients for a great beach holiday. It’s a mile-long shingle beach backed by fields and a freshwater lake. If you want a taste of old-school Devon life then this is the place...
Opposite the town of Salcombe on the eastern side of the estuary is a long sandy stretch skirting round the coast from East Portlemouth almost to the open sea. East Portlemouth beach is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
South Sands in Salcombe is one of the most unspoilt beaches in South Devon. It’s located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the mouth of the estuary, but don’t think that it’s all nature reserves and nothing else because there’s a huge...
Slapton Sands is a beautiful pebble beach that stretched for almost two miles from Strete Gate to the village of Torcross. Don't let the pebbles put you off, its a great beach with plenty of room to have a large piece of it to yourself!
Hope Cove is made up of two sandy beaches in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), near Salcombe, South Devon.
Mouthwell Sands to the north is the nearest beach to the car park. The longer Harbour beach sits just to its...
The beautiful and unique Burgh Island sits on the South Devon coastline, directly opposite Bigbury on Sea Beach. Access to the island and the Burgh Island Hotel is only via the beach at low tide, or via sea tractor at high tide.
Nr Kingsbridge, Modbury
A beautiful large sandy beach ideal for watersports, especially surfing. Swimming is safe if you stay within the marked area which is patrolled by life guards.
A sheltered cove with a fine sandy beach in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Great for building sand castles and exploring rock pools at low tide. The beach experiences swells and shore breaks and is consequently popular with surfers...
The most beautiful beach in the UK - Blue Flag award winning for water quality, set in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Thurlestone is made up of two main beaches - the smaller one is next to the Golf Club while the larger beach is slightly further along the coast towards South Milton. Both beaches are sheltered and the waters are shallow enough for the kids to...
Crouched between two headlands in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the beach is rural in character yet conveniently close to the facilities of the town of Salcombe. The beach is totally submerged at high tide.