Putsborough Sands

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


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

Nearest town



EX33 1LB

OS grid ref.

SS 4483 4079


There is plenty of parking at the beach. including disabled spaces. There is a charge for using the car park.

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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