This secluded beach is located just east of Lynmouth. It is generally quiet as it is a bit of a mission to get to, but well worth it.
The beach sits at the base of high verdant cliffs that lead to Foreland Point. At lower tides there is a fair bit of sand exposed but as it fills up you are left with the boulders and shingle below the cliffs.
Given its secluded, isolated location Sillery Sands is a well known nudist beach. Naturists tend to frequent the far / north eastern end of the beach.
Access is tricky at best and is easiest if you park near Countisbury Hill and head on to the coast path. From here a steep track zig-zags down to the beach. Whether you can actually get down to the beach itself from here is a matter of luck. Sometimes you will find a collection of precarious ropes and ladders, but neither are permanent as a recent landslide demonstrated.
Don’t try walking along the foreshore from Lynmouth - it is hard going and you may end up stranded by the tide.
Type of beach
Sand & shingle
Dogs friendly beach?
OS grid ref.
SS 7412 4984
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