The Best Beaches in Devon


Bigbury Beach and Burgh Island Beach


A breathtaking expanse of beach that adjoins the famous Burgh Island-perfect for long walks and photography. Sandy beaches, sand dunes, walk across to Burgh Island at low tide or else take a ride on the infamous sea tractor at high tide. Visit the art deco Burgh Island hotel, or the 14th century Pilchard Inn on the island.

Distance: 7 miles. Post Code TQ7 4BG 

Sea Tractor

Bigbury on Sea
Bigbury on Sea Coastline
Bigbury on Sea Beach

The Rock Pools at Bigbury

Bigbury Rock Pools

Bantham Beach

A very popular beach for surfing and water activities, just opposite Bigbury on Sea and located at the mouth of the River Avon. Extensive and well preserved sand dunes, a popular location for a Sunday walk on the beach followed by lunch at The Sloop Inn, just up the road.

Distance: 8 miles. Post CodeTQ7 3AN


Banthem Beach August 2015

Banthem View

Banthem August 2015

Banthem Surfing

Wonwell Beach

A sandy beach situated within the Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Located next to the River Erme, the beach joins up with Mothecombe at low tide.

Distance: 6 miles. Post code PL8 1LD

Wonwell Beach Devon

Wonwell Beach

Wonwell July 2015

Wonwell View

Wonwell in Summer

Thurlestone Sands

A sheltered beach, perfect for swimming in the shallow waters or have a snorkel over the many rock pools at high tide. Beach side cafe just up from the beach. Whilst you are there, check out Thurlestone Rock, an ancient arch shaped formation, seen at both high/low tide.

Distance: 10 miles. Post Code TQ7 3PA

Thurleston Beach MoorView

Thurlestone Sands


Thurlestone Sands Moor View

Thurleston Beach Evening