Seacombe Sand / Rickham Sand Beach (Abraham's Hole)

Seacombe Sand / Rickham Sand Beach - Devon
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This lovely little secluded beach is tucked away on a section of National Trust owned coast across the waters from Salcombe. There are actually two beaches separated by a small headland; the larger Seacombe Sands (Gara Rock) and smaller Rickham Sand (also known as Abraham’s Hole).

At low tide both beaches form a more or less continuous stretch of fine golden sand. As the tide comes in most of Rickham Sand becomes submerged.

Access is easiest by walking round from East Portlemouth along the coast path although it is possible to drive to Gara Rock.

On Deckler’s Cliff behind the beach here are the remains of with ancient field systems which date back to the Bronze Age and are still clearly visible.

Also known as:

Abraham's Hole

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Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year.

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SX 7547 3679

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