Discover the ultimate beach retreat at Bantham, nestled deep in the South Hams at the estuary of the lesser-known River Avon. As one of Devon's premier beaches, Bantham is conveniently located within a short drive from Salcombe and Kingsbridge. Situated in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the beach offers spectacular scenery, boasting panoramic views overlooking Bigbury Bay and the iconic Burgh Island. Indulge in the sun-drenched charm of South Devon's stunning beaches, ranging from secluded coves to family-friendly spots, all featuring crystal-clear waters and golden sands. Immerse yourself in beach holidays in Devon, exploring the allure of the South Devon coast, with special highlights like the intriguing Salcombe high tide and the inviting beach cafe in South Milton.
Mattiscombe Sands is reached by walking through fields from the Start Point Lighthouse car park or along the South West Coast Path. No fussy facilities of any description and only accessible for those who like a challenge, it is just a wonderful place to find peace and quiet.
Lannacombe is one of our favourite bathing and picnic spots. A tiny sandy cove with rocks to clamber over it really is a delight. Very limited parking keep it uncrowded - get there early - but beware, there is no beach at high tide!
Blackpool Sands, set in a sheltered bay surrounded by evergreens and pines is one of South Devon's most beautiful natural treasures. An award-winning privately managed family beach with turquoise blue sea giving it an almost Mediterranean feel. A shingle beach, as are all the main beaches in Start Bay and all incorporating 'Sands' as a historical name, located only 3 miles West of Dartmouth on the beautiful South Devon heritage coast.
Dog Friendly out of season between November and May. High season you have to pay for parking.
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.
South Milton Sands
A long sweep of golden sand and rock pools, with crystal clear waters and iconic rock archway.
A beautiful large sandy beach ideal for watersports, especially surfing and kitesurfing. Swimming is safe if you stay within the marked area which is patrolled by life guards.
Bigbury on Sea Beach
Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bigbury on Sea beach in South Devon is ideal for family holidays.
Hope Cove is made up of two sandy beaches in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), near Salcombe, South Devon.
Salcombe is a popular resort town in the South Hams district of Devon, south west England.
Pebble beach closeto pub and restaurants
Street gate has a large car park and a mobile cafe on the beach. To the left is a beach where nudism is permitted - a past time only usually reserved for warm weather so the path is clear in the early and later season!