South Devon beaches – choose your favourite from this spectacular coast
South Devon beaches are among some of the most spectacular – and the cleanest – in the country. With over 20 beaches to choose from, whether you wish to bathe, paddle or simply soak up the sunshine you’re sure to find your perfect spot on the sand or shingle. Along the 22-mile stretch of the English Riviera coast there is a wide variety of beaches, from those with sandy stretches to others with hidden coves.
Beaches in Brixham
Just 150 yards from our holiday park, Fishcombe Cove is a dog-friendly beach with both sand and shingle. It is safe for a swim and there are also toilets, a café and deckchair/sunbed hire available during the season.
This dog-friendly beach is located next to Brixham’s outdoor seawater pool. There is limited parking available but there are toilets, a café and deckchair/sunbed hire available during the season.
St Mary’s Bay
This quiet sand and shingle beach is a great little escape. There is footpath access from the car park but it has no toilets or café. There is a beautiful viewpoint from Sharkham Point, above the beach.
Beaches in Torquay
One of the most popular South Devon beaches, Babbacombe is a mix of sand and shingle beach and is ideal for watersports fans, with sailing and fishing off the breakwater. It is dog friendly and there are toilets, a café and deckchair/sunbed hire available.
Access by foot to this beach may be steep, but there is another way… Try the popular cliff railway. This beach also has a café, beach shop and toilets.
This is a long pebble and sand beach with plenty of parking available. It is also dog friendly at the Kilmorie end and there’s a toilet and café too.
Beaches in Paignton
Welcome to a sandy beach lover’s paradise! This extremely popular beach has a long stretch of sand with close access to Splashdown Waterpark and the Seashore Centre nearby along with toilets, cafes and kiosks.
This beach has a long stretch of sand – ideal for long walks on a summer’s afternoon. There’s plenty of amenities nearby with amusements, cafes, kiosks and toilets. Dogs are not allowed, however.
This long sandy beach benefits from easy access and plenty of parking. Dogs are banned but it is swimming safe and there is a cafe, toilets and beach shop. You can also hire boats and pedaloes from here.
For a comprehensive guide on all the South Devon beaches click here