Sillery Sands

Sillery Sands - Devon
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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

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

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Nudist/naturist beach


Nearest town


OS grid ref.

SS 7412 4984

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