Local Beaches

Blackpool Sands


The official website for Blackpool Sands a beautiful beach in the South Hams with Venus Organic Cafe, Venus Shop and toilet facilities & showers. Also you can surf ski, kayak, boogie board, wet suit and snorkel hire.

Slapton Sands

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On top of being an extremely picturesque and 2 mile long dog friendly beach, Slapton Sands plays an important part in the survival of some of the UK’s rarest flora and fauna.

Gara Rocks

Gara Rock beach is very beautiful and fairly gentle 10 minute walk gets you to this large sandy beach. This is a southwest facing beach between East Portlemouth and East Prawle. The path is steep in places so it is best for families that do not need to carry too many belongings!

Incredibly picturesque with golden sand and uninterrupted views out to sea. Can be accessed by boat. Climbing over rocks at the west of the beach there is another small sandy beach.
Nearest facilities are at the Gara Rock Hotel and Restaurant a little walk away.

Bantham Beach

Banthan Beach / Bigbury Bay in the South Hams at the mouth of the little known river Avon, Bantham beach is one of Devon’s premier beaches. Within easy driving distance of Salcombe and Kingsbridge, Bantham beach is situated in a designated AONB, it offers beautiful scenery with panoramic views over Bigbury Bay and the famous Burgh Island.

Bigbury Bay itself is a shallow sandy bay, which makes Bantham an ideal beach for swimming and paddling for all the family. Owing to the natural topography of the bay, Bantham also has a reputation as one of the best surf beaches in Devon.

East Portlemouth Beachs

East Portlemouth is actually made up of a number of small beaches – Fishermans Cove, Smalls Cove and Mill Bay – so you can hunt down your very own secluded spot. All the beaches have won Safe Bathing status so if you bring the children then you know that the water is shallow, clean and safe for paddling and splashing around.

At low tide you’ll find loads of shallow rock pools.