Wild Pear Beach

  • Wild Pear Beach - Devon
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  • Wild Pear Beach - Devon
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  • Just to the north of Combe Martin lies Wild Pear beach, something of a hidden gem. It does take something of a concerted effort to get to this sheltered little beach of sand and rocks, but the reward is you will often have it to yourself.

    Access is from the coast path and then steep descent that weaves down the cliff to beach. It takes around half an hour if you follow the coast path from Combe Martin.

    Given how secluded the little cove is, and the fact it is a bit of a climb Wild Pear beach is frequented by naturists who enjoy the privacy.

    Type of beach

    Sand & rock

    Lifeguard service


    Dogs friendly beach?

    We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

    Devon dog friendly beaches »


    • Swimming/bathing
    • Rock pooling

    Nudist/naturist beach


    Nearest town



    EX34 0AW

    OS grid ref.

    SS 5819 4768

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    Wild Pear Beach Reviews

    Jun 30th 2020

    Great beach, to hang out in!

    Nice beach, shame about the path

    Mike n Julie
    Aug 23rd 2022

    We parked at Coombe Martin and walked along the SW path until we came to a sign post, with a bench near by with the slightly overgrown path down to the beach, a few metres further along. There is no sign saying where the path goes. The path zig zags down close to beach level. There are some large steps to get down. The last part of the path has not been repaired since a landslide and is still a steep muddy slope of loose wet soil and gravel. A rope is there to help, but it’s still very tricky to get down.
    Once on the beach it is quite nice but mainly stony with some sand. At low tide the water’s edge is mainly small boulders, which makes it tricky to get into the water. The beach feels quite sheltered and would be a great sun trap.

    The walk wasn't worth the effort as could not access the beach

    May 28th 2023

    We parked in Comb Martin and wanted to find a dog friendly beach and this came up on a Google search. This comes with a big warning to anyone with limited mobility, a four legged friends or small children.The path is very steep, over grown and uneven under foot. Google maps said 18 mins but took up about 45 mins due to the terrain.
    When we got to the beach we found there had been a massive land slide so access to the beach was a very dangerous mud/rubble slide slop with a rope to help you climb down/up.
    We didn’t want to risk hurting ourselves as that would have been a coast guard rescue as there is no way you could walk back up carrying an injury or injured dog/child.
    So we turned back round for the long hike back. Some how some naturists had found a way down or came round by kayak or canoe as they were enjoying the privacy of none getting on the beach.