Jacob's Ladder Beach

Peak Hill Rd, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 8RZ

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Jacob's Ladder Beach is stunning beach, overlooked by red cliffs and is an expanse of sand and shingles. The beach is named so after the series of historic wooden steps that lead from Connaught Gardens to the beach. The goregous red cliff, blue seas and row of colourful beach huts will make you feel like you've walked down the steps into a perfect postcard. Jacob's Ladder Beach is located on the western end of Sidmouth's town beach, so it can also be access from the town.

The area is popular with locals and tourists as the high cliffs offer protection from any wind, and the rock pools, visible at low tide, are thoroughly enjoyed by children and families. 

There is a good level of disabled access from Sidmouth Town Beach and facilities onto the beach, and local cafe's and restaurants are nearby. You can find public toilets in Connaught Gardens and deck chairs are available to hire near the beach. 

Please note that there is no lifeguard present at this beach, and bouys are marked to show where swimming is permitted and safe. Please also be aware of potential rubble falling from the cliffs if you situate yourself too close to the bases.

Dogs are banned from the immediate area of Jacobs ladder from May 1 to September 30th, but they are permitted on the west end of the beach starting circa 100m from the ladder.

Fires are also not permitted on any part of the beach. 

Opening Times

Sidmouth Town Beach (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)



  • Facilities for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Tourist Information (may be seasonal)


  • Cafes/Licensed Family Restaurants/Refreshments

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking



Map & Directions

Road Directions

Sidmouth is situated off the A3052 from Exeter or the A375 from Honiton.






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