Beesands Beach

Beesands Beach nestles between the sea, a freshwater lake called Widdicombe Ley and the tiny village from which it gets its name.  The village features little more than a small church, and a row of houses, shops and pub looking out onto the sea. 

Beesands’ shingle beach, which is about one mile long, is backed by fields and gently rolling hills.  At one end of the beach there are cliffs featuring some interesting rock formations.

The village and beach are reached down an old country lane, giving the area a sense of tranquillity and timelessness. It’s as if the area hasn’t really changed for a half century or so. Visitors to the village will get a genuine impression of a traditional Devon fishing village. In the 1990s a sea wall was built to protect the village from coastal erosion and large rocks have been placed at the high tide limit over the entire length of the beach.

Beesands is a family-friendly beach with a children’s playground and dogs are welcome throughout the year.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dog friendly all year round

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  • Swimming/bathing


  • Pub nearby

Nearest town




OS grid ref.

SX 8201 4049

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