The Beach Guide

Challaborough Beach

Challaborough Beach - Devon
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Challaborough is a horse-shoe-shaped sandy cove with rock pools at low tide and occasional surfable waves. There is a cafe, beach shop and small car park. If the car park is full, park in nearby Bigbury and walk fifteen minutes to the beach.

Type of beach

Sand & rock

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Beach is not open for dogs between 1st May and 30th September

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Shop

    Nearest town



    TQ7 4HZ

    OS grid ref.

    SX 6488 4474

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating


    Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

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    Challaborough Beach Reviews

    A stunning beach opposite burg island a traditional fairy tale each with rock pools and lovely walks

    Sylvie padwick
    Aug 09th 2019

    A fairytale stunning beach a proper bucket and spade Cove magical


    A friendly place to visit

    Odette Levy
    Jun 08th 2019

    Friendly people, The scenery is breathtakingly beautiful.

    What did we get wrong?