Beaches in South Devon
South Devon has some of the best beaches in England –everything from large sandy beaches to secluded coves. The coastline is so varied you are bound to find the beach for you – family friendly, dog friendly, surfing, watersports, or just a quiet cove to relax in.
Many of our beaches have awards for water and beach quality, and a great swathe of the coastline is under the protection of an AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) or the National Trust. The beaches in South Devon are great for crabbing and there are miles of safe, award winning beaches ideal for families, or if you want more action, you can try some of the popular watersports on offer.
If you want to get out and explore the coastline take a walk along The South West Coast Path, which will guide you along the stunning panoramic sweep of coast, and also allow access to some hidden coves and beaches.
Dawlish Warren is internationally recognised as a wildlife centre, while Bigbury on Sea hosts the fabulous Burgh Island, accessible only at low tide or by sea tractor. Sitting on the River Beach in Teignmouth at sunset promises a wonderful view of the sun going down over Dartmoor in the distance. If you’re looking for a beach to sunbathe on then Blackpool Sands, surrounded by evergreens and scented pines, is the perfect place to relax. Fancy somewhere a little more secluded? Try the charm and wilderness of Challaborough Beach, a sheltered cove popular with surfers with sizeable swells and decent onshore breaks.