Stunning coastline

South Devon boasts some of the best beaches in England along its 120 miles of stunning coastline. With over 50 beaches to choose from, there’s something for everyone, and many of the more popular and family friendly beaches have lifeguards throughout the summer for extra safety. Plenty of beaches have awards for water and beach quality, and many offer watersports, from sailing and surfing, to kayaking and paddleboarding.

If you want to access some of the more hidden coves and stunning coastline, visit the South West Coast Path website for ideas.

Closest beaches

Dawlish Warren

A family beach resort with clear Blue Flag Awarded seas on three sides and a wide beach, which at low tide connects to a large sandbank.

Shaldon – The Ness

Ness Cove is accessed via an original Smugglers tunnel. It is a secluded and picturesque beach completely enclosed by the shelter of the cliffs above. Mainly shingle, the beach graduates gently towards the sea, and provides a great swimming area. Great for rock pooling.

Teignmouth Beach

Teignmouth is home to two beaches; The Back beach (or River beach) and the Town beach. This traditional South Devon seaside resort makes an excellent base for a day out and has some fine examples of Georgian architecture along with a Victorian pier. It is also situated on the South-West coastal path and the area is popular with walkers.

Along the seafront, young children might enjoy the award-winning Den play area, crazy golf and go karts

For more ideas, please checkout the Devon Beach Guide