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Putsborough Sands Beach

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Putsborough Sands Beach - Devon

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Putsborough Sands is a large sandy beach that forms the southern section of Woolacombe Sands. Popular with surfers, especially longboarders, Putsborough is the only beach in the area to have some protection from south and south-westerly winds, thanks to a headland known as Baggy Point. Plenty of parking and easy access via a long, sloping path.

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Dog bins are provided but dogs are not allowed on some parts of the beach.

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Activities

  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Good fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing
  • Wind surfing

Facilities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • First aid point
  • Lost child centre
  • Slipway

Nearest town

Northam

Postcode

EX33 1LB

OS grid ref.

SS 4483 4079

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended