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Best beaches in Devon

Below are a list of the top 10 beaches in Devon as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in Devon is Watcombe. If you would like to have your say on which are the best beaches in Devon just follow the link to the beach and vote by clicking the star ratings at the top right of the page.

  • 1. Watcombe Beach

    Watcombe Beach

    A small sandy cove set to the north of Torquay in Babbacombe bay.

  • 2. Meadfoot Beach

    Meadfoot Beach

    Meadfoot is a small and peaceful beach a little apart from the bustle of the main Torquay area. There is a car park and boat-launching ramp at the rocky, northern end, and a cafe and beach huts at the sandy, western end. A split-level promenade…

  • 3. Bantham Beach

    Bantham Beach

    Situated at the mouth of the River Avon, Bantham beach looks out over Bigbury and Burgh Island. Backed by sand dunes and the rolling hills of the South Hams, Bantham has little trouble fitting in with the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural…

  • 4. Combe Martin Beach

    Combe Martin Beach

    A large area of sand set in Combe Martin. A small resort town in a sheltered valley at the western edge of the Exmoor National Park.

  • 5. Woolacombe Beach

    Woolacombe Beach

    Woolacombe is a golden sandy beach, several miles long, located in the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Very popular with surfers and well-served by Woolacombe village, a bustling seaside resort.

  • 6. Blackpool Sands Beach

    Blackpool Sands Beach

    Blackpool Sands is a crescent-shaped golden-sandy beach, backed by pine trees and rolling countryside. Plenty of facilities including showers, toilets and a cafe serving local organic food.

  • 7. Holcombe Beach (Teignmouth)

    Holcombe Beach (Teignmouth)

    A small cove situated at the base of the cliffs between Teignmouth and Dawlish. A small isolated beach used primarily by local residents.

  • 8. North Sands Beach (Salcombe)

    North Sands Beach (Salcombe)

    North Sands is a sandy beach located to the south of Salcombe and is an easy fifteen minute walk along Cliff Road from the town centre. The nearby ruins of Salcombe Castle, also known as Fort Charles, provide an impressive backdrop to this already…

  • 9. Hartland Quay Beach

    Hartland Quay Beach

    Set in a bay, the beach at Hartland Quay also has a small harbour approached by a slipway. A backdrop of spectacular cliff scenery gives way to pebbles and rocks with sand exposed by the retreating tide. There are coves and waterfalls at the beach.

  • 10. Woody Bay

    Woody Bay

    Woody Bay, on the rugged Exmoor Coast, certainly lives up to its name. The rocky cove is backed by steep, heavily wooded cliffs. The walk down to the beach is as much of a delight as the cove itself; the path zig-zags through the woods, passing…