This pretty and secluded little cove near the north-western tip of Devon, Sandy Bay lies on the western side of Lee Bay. The name “sandy” is somewhat relative as it is in fact quite shingly - but compared to Lee Bay beach this qualifies as sand.
The beach here is sometimes referred to as “the bathing beach” although we wouldn’t recommend taking much more than a paddle here; there isn’t a lifeguard and the currents here can be quite strong.
Sandy Cove also has a something of a historic reputation for smuggling. It is said this is where Hannibal Richards had his look out to keep watch for the Revenue men and that the long gap between rocks here was something of a hideout.
Type of beach
Sand & shingle
Dogs friendly beach?
We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)
OS grid ref.
SS 4757 4672
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