Hele Bay

Hele Bay - Devon
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Hele Bay is a sand and shingle cove situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, adjacent to the Hillsborough Nature Reserve. There are rock pools on both sides of the beach at low tide. Parking and all facilities are within easy walking distance. Access is via a slipway.

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

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  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Jet-skiing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Wind surfing


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • First aid point
  • Shop
  • Slipway

Nearest town



EX34 9QZ

OS grid ref.

SS 5363 4787


There is no car park specifically for the beach. although around 80 Pay and Display spaces are available for general use.

Water quality

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Hele Bay Reviews

Brilliant for an evening walk

Jun 16th 2021

Almost no-one on the beach, what a calming way to end the day

Soo scenic

Nov 02nd 2022

Dramatic craggy beach with lovely views all around

Lovely spot

Apr 10th 2022

Always love coming to Hele to relax

Jun 15th 2021

Quaint and very picturesque