Local Beaches

There are many beaches located within driving distance of Devon Cliffs, where you and the family can enjoy the sunshine, grab an ice cream and relax on the Devon coast.

Exmouth, Dawlish Warren and Teignmouth offer sandy beaches, with many shops, restaurants and activities along the beach front.  

There are pebble beaches located at Budleigh Salterton, Sidmouth, Seaton, Branscombe and Seaton. There you can enjoy amazing views and a variety of watersports that are on offer.

Sandy Bay, Devon

Sandy Bay
Sandy Bay
Sandy Bay

Sandy Bay in Exmouth is a half-mile long privately owned beach which is sheltered and ideal for families. The beach is perfect for swimming and water sports, and there are lifeguards in attendance during the summer months.

The beach can be accessed directly from Devon Cliffs and the rockpools are perfect for children who want to explore and try their hand at crabbing.

There is disabled access, facilities for wheelchair users, car parking, toilets, cafes and there is also deckchair and pedallo hire.

Read more about Sandy Bay at the Visit South Devon website

Exmouth Beach

Exmouth Beach
Exmouth Beach
Exmouth Beach

The oldest seaside town in Devon, Exmouth boasts two miles of sandy beach, and is the gateway to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast.

A popular holiday destination since the 18th century, Exmouth truly represents the British seaside at its best with a golden beach, rock pools to hunt for elusive crabs, and a sparkling sea in which to paddle, swim, windsurf, and water ski.

Exmouth's unique mix of sheltered estuary and coastal shoreline makes it one of the best places in the country for kite surfing, windsurfing and a wide range of watersports. There's also diving, with a myriad of wrecks to explore in Lyme Bay.

Read more about Exmouth at the Visit South Devon website

Dawlish Warren

Dawlish Warren
Dawlish Warren
Dawlish Warren

Dawlish Warren prides itself on being one of South Devon's top family beaches.

Distinctive sand dunes and an internationally recognised nature reserve add uniqueness to this nine-time European Blue Flag award winning beach.

Dogs can be taken onto the main beach between groyne 4 and 9 all year round.

Read more about Dawlish Warren at the Visit South Devon website

Sidmouth

Sidmouth
Sidmouth
Sidmouth

Located along the Jurassic Coast with beautiful gardens, royal connections, fine hotels, clean beaches, access to the South West Coast Path, Nature Reserves and a real friendly and welcoming atmosphere, along with a Regency feel, there are plenty of places to explore in Sidmouth.

Based in the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the home of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sidmouth is a glittering jewel in Devon’s crown. You’ll find a pride in traditional service with a remarkable variety of shops and eateries in the bustling town centre, its own micro climate, dramatic cliffs, green hills and a host of sporting and leisure activities suitable for all.

Read more about Sidmouth at the Visit South Devon website

Budleigh Salterton

Budleigh Salterton
Budleigh Salterton
Budleigh Salterton

Budleigh Salterton is a seaside town with an elegant atmosphere and a beach composed of unique pebbles.

One of the highlights of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, the Budleigh Salterton pebbles are immediately recognisable. Carried here from Brittany by an ancient river flowing into the Triassic desert about 240 million years ago, erosion is gradually spilling them from Budleigh's cliffs onto the beach below.

Another impressive Jurassic Coast geological feature can be found just around the headland in towering rock stacks at Ladram Bay.

Read more about Budleigh Salterton at the Visit South Devon website