beaches

If you do love to be beside the seaside then the Dartmouth area will bring a happy smile to your face. There's a terrific family beach just to the south at Blackpool Sands (named after a local village). Imagine a golden beach set on a bay beautifully sheltered by a stand of elegant pines. If you wish, you can try out a range of watersports there. Leonard's Cove is a small shingle beach between Blackpool Sands and the town itself. Even closer you'll discover Castle and Sugary Cove. 
 
Within easy reach to the north of Dartmouth you can enjoy a quiet stroll on Man Sands. Other beaches such as St Mary's Bay or Churstone Cove are within a couple of miles. Broadsands offers a long promenade and a terrific red-sand beach, with rock pools, curving between two headlands.
 
You are certainly spoilt for choice with the terrific beaches in and around Dartmouth!

Thurlestone Beach & South Milton Sands

Thurlestone Beach & South Milton Sands

These two beaches are set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in South Devon and are very popular with both families and walkers

Tide Times

Local tide times for the Dartmouth Estuary

Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve. self catering Learning Centre, South Devon

Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve. self catering Learning Centre, South Devon

FSC Slapton Ley has 18 dormitory rooms and 25 single or twin rooms. 19 of these rooms are en-suite and two are designed for disabled visitors. 

Bigbury on Sea Beach

Bigbury on Sea Beach

Situated in Bigbury Bay on the South Devon Coast in the heart of an area of outstanding natural beauty. Bigbury on Sea offers a fantastic day out at the beach.

Blackpool Sands Beach

Blackpool Sands

Situated on the Stoke Fleming to Strete Road, Blackpool Sands has superb facilities and is a favourite location for families with small children

Beesands Beach, South Devon

Beesands

This is a hidden gem of a beach in a lovely village in South Devon. Popular with families, fishermenand and walkers with extensive free parking

Bantham Beach

Bantham

Nestling deep in the South Hams at the mouth of the little known river Avon, close to Salcombe and Kingsbridge, Bantham beach is one of Devon's finest locations

Slapton Sands - Torcross

Slapton Sands - Torcross

Slapton Sands lines the seaward side of ''The Line'' which separates Slapton Ley from the channel and is popular amongst anglers, walkers, bird watchers and windsurfers

Challaborough Beach

Challaborough Beach

Challaborough is a small beach in South Devon that is popular with surfers and body boarders. There is a car park, restaurants, beach shop and a pub close by.