Sandy Toes

Local Beaches

Fancy a dip?

South Devon’s Coast is full of beautiful beaches for you dip your toes in.

Torcross Sands Beach at Strete Gate near Slapton, South Hams

Slapton Sands (Torcross)​

A picturesque shingle beach stretching almost two miles from Strete to Torcross. Just behind the beach is the largest natural freshwater lake in the South West and home to a vast array of flora and fauna. As always there’s Fish and Chips on offer!

Slapton Sands Beach at Strete Gate near Slapton, South Hams

Slapton Sands (Strete Gate)

Torcross Sands Beach is a 2 mile long sandy beach located in-between Torcross and Strete gate near Dartmouth.

Bantham Beach, Bantham, South Hams

Bantham Beach (Part)

Bantham is the beach you dream about for your seaside holiday. White sandy shoreline, shallow waters for the kids to safety play and yet energetic for the surfer in you. Parking a short distance from the beach. what more can you ask for?

Blackpool Sands Beach near Dartmouth

Blackpool Sands

If sand is a no go for you then this beach is just perfect! With its Stoney shingle it’s a sand free beach visit. The beach has a great Venus Café with a scrumptious menu. There is beach and sea sports on offer to hire and a beach shop for your essentials.

Bigbury Beach at Bigbury on Sea, South Hams


Can be found just a short hop along the shoreline of Bigbury Bay. It has a wonderful sandy beach and a tidal island, Burgh Island, that can be clearly seen from Hope Cove.

challaborough Beach at challaborough, South Hams


Just round the corner from Bigbury this sandy cove is feels like scenes from a film with views across to burgh island. At low tide there are perfect rocks for rock pooling.

Beesands Beach, Beesands, South Hams.

Beesands Beach

The village of Beesands is situated on the beach and comprises of one long row of houses. Boasting several pubs and a long stretch of beach, which happens to be dog-friendly all year round, Beesands also makes for a great starting point from which to explore the local area.

Hallsands Beach near Hallsands, South Hams


The ruins of a fishing village that was washed away in the winter of 1917 and was caused through over dredging of shingle for use in the naval dockyard at Plymouth. The unfortunate villagers had to wait seven long years before they received any compensation.

Hope Cove Harbour Beach at Hope Cove

Hope Cove (Harbour Beach)

Harbour Beach is a White Sandy Beach located in Inner Hope. Being The largest sandy inlet in Hope Cove making it very popular for Dog Walkers in low tide . Beautiful cliff views and the coastal path that leads on up to Bolt Tail and further East to Salcombe and Bolt Head is only a few steps away.

Mouthwell Beach at Hope Cove

Hope Cove (Mouthwell)

Mouthwell is Located in Outer Hope and is the closet of the two beaches to the main village car park. The only access to this beach is via a steep slipway so you may not be able to visit if are disabled.

South Sands Beach in Salcombe, South Hams

Salcombe (North Sands)​

Lovely big beach with an amazing seafood restaurant Winking Prawn which is set just off the beach. Make sure you visit at low tide other wise you’ll find no beach at all at high tide. North sands also has ample parking.

South Sands Beach in Salcombe, South Hams

Salcombe (South Sands)​​

This small sandy beach is tucked away on the Salcombe estuary. Though it maybe be small there is plenty to do, Paddle boarding is a favourite from this beach, but you can also kayak, canoe and so much more. There is also a passenger ferry from Whitestrand quay which will take straight up to this little suntrap. Just keep an eye on the kids as its quite close to the road.

Mothecombe Beach in Mothecombe, South Hams


This sandy beach is ideal to take a step back from the hustle and bustle of the busier beaches. This beach is back to basics, but you get treated with the stunning untouched coastline.

Mill Bay Beach in Salcome, South Devon

East Portlemouth / Mill Bay

White golden sands and turquoise waters that makes you feel like you could be anywhere in the world. Parking is available with the national trust, it can be a little tricky getting down to this beach but it is well worth the scramble once your down there.

Thurlstone Sands Beach at Thurlestone, South Hams

Thurlestone Sands and South Milton Sands

A sandy stretch that is dog-friendly during the colder months of the year, the beach café at South Milton serves some of the best fries to be found anywhere in the South West. This beach truly is picturesque at dawn and dusk if you get the chance to catch these special times!

Soar Mill Cove Beach at Soar Mill

Soar Mill Cove

A lovely little find along the south west coast path, You could be mistake for thinking you are one of the first to find this unspoilt cove. Though it is a lovely white sandy beach there are lots of rocks for rock pooling and some caves which are great to explore at low tide.