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    The Ultimate Salcombe Beach Guide

    The Ultimate Salcombe Beach Guide

    Salcombe, a picturesque coastal town located in South Devon, known for its stunning beaches and scenic surroundings. If you are visiting for the first time or want to visit a new beach, here is our beach guide to help you explore the beautiful beaches around the area:

    1. South Sands Beach: Situated just a short distance from Salcombe town, South Sands Beach is a sandy beach with crystal-clear waters. It offers scenic views of the Salcombe Estuary and is perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and picnicking. There is a beachside café and watersports equipment available for hire.

    2. North Sands Beach: North Sands Beach is another lovely sandy beach. It has shallow waters, making it suitable for families with young children. The beach is backed by rolling hills and offers fantastic views. Facilities include a café, toilets and parking.

    3. East Portlemouth Beaches: Accessible by a short ferry ride from Salcombe, East Portlemouth boasts a collection of beautiful sandy beaches, each with its unique charm. Some of the notable beaches include Mill Bay, Sunny Cove, and Fisherman's Cove. These beaches are perfect for relaxation, swimming, and enjoying the tranquil surroundings.

    4. Bantham Beach: A short drive from Salcombe, Bantham Beach is a popular destination for surfers and families alike. It offers a large sandy beach, excellent surf conditions, and sand dunes to explore. There are facilities including a beachside café, toilets, and parking.

    5. Soar Mill Cove: Located a few miles west of Salcombe, Soar Mill Cove is a secluded and unspoiled beach surrounded by dramatic cliffs and rolling countryside. It requires a short walk from the car park, but the stunning views and peaceful atmosphere make it worthwhile.

    6. Thurlestone Sands: Situated near the village of Thurlestone, this sandy beach offers a mix of sand and shingle. It is ideal for swimming, rock pooling, and coastal walks. 

    7. Bigbury-on-Sea: A little further from Salcombe, Bigbury-on-Sea is famous for its sandy beach and iconic landmark, Burgh Island. The beach offers stunning views and is popular for watersports such as surfing and paddleboarding. Facilities include a café, toilets, and parking.

    8. Blackpool Sands:  A popular beach located near Dartmouth. It is known for its beautiful golden sand, clear turquoise waters, and stunning surrounding scenery.  The beach offers a range of amenities including ample parking, a café, toilets, showers and a beach shop selling beach essentials.

    Additionally, throughout the year, Blackpool Sands hosts various events and activities, including outdoor cinema screenings, live music performances, and beach sports tournaments. It's worth checking local event listings to see what's happening during your visit


    Remember to check tide times before visiting the beaches, as some may be inaccessible or have restricted space during high tide. 

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