The Beach Guide

Putsborough Sands Beach

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


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

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

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Slipway

    Nearest town



    EX33 1LB

    OS grid ref.

    SS 4483 4079

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating


    Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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