This isolated cove set between Slapton and Blackpool Sands is a great escape from the summer crowds, but also well hidden. Not only that, unless you have your own boat the climb down is fairly challenging.
It is a lovely spot though; a generous curve of beach backed by high cliffs gives a feeling of seclusion. And on a sunny summer’s afternoon, when the water is azure and there are a few yachts anchored in the bay you can pretend you are on a more continental Riviera.
To get to Lancombe you are best off taking the coast path from Strete just under a mile away. The alternative is to park up on the A379. Either way you will still have the steep descent to negotiate.
Type of beach
Sand & shingle
Dogs friendly beach?
OS grid ref.
SX 8500 4728
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