The Beach Guide

Holcombe Beach (Teignmouth)

Holcombe Beach (Teignmouth) - Devon

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Holcombe beach is quite narrow strip of sand and shingle, flanked by dramatic red cliffs. Running alongside the beach is a low sea wall along which it is possible to walk to Teignmouth. Directly on top of the sea wall is the railway line which runs between Teignmouth and Dawlish.

The nearby village of Holcombe has some picturesque thatched cottages and a couple of pubs. To access the beach, park in the village and walk down Smugglers Lane – it’s quite a steep descent. Pass under the railway line and the small cove is ahead of you. There are a small number of parking spots nearer the beach, but these are likely to be taken and turning here can be difficult.

The beach is fairly quiet and is used mainly by locals who come here to fish, swim and potter about looking in the rockpools. A variety of seabirds might be spotted here, as well as the occasional dolphin.

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We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

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SX 9560 7458

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