Scabbacombe Sands Beach
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Scabbacombe Sands is somewhat off the beaten track despite being only a few miles south of Brixham. Admittedly it is a bit of a hike from the nearest car park on Scabbacombe Lane, but we think it is worth it for what is a very pleasant and unspoilt beach.
As with other beaches in the area the name "sands" may be a little misleading - there is sand but it is distinctly shingley. But don't let that put you off; the water here is crystal clear and the beach's east-facing aspect means the cliffs provide plenty of shelter from the wind.
Before you go it is worth noting Scabbacombe Sands is frequented by naturists.
Type of beach
Sand & shingle
Dogs friendly beach?
Dogs are allowed on the beach all year
OS grid ref.
SX 9190 5194
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