Our Top 10 Beaches in Devon

Our Top 10 Beaches in Devon

Oh we do love to be beside the seaaaaaaside, and with the weather being so kind to us it’s the perfect time to share some of our favourite Devon beaches with you all. From secluded coves once used by smugglers to unspoilt stretches of sand that go on for miles...we've covered them all.

1. Woolacombe Beach

The Trip Advisor users have voted and it’s official…Woolacombe Beach in North Devon is the best in the UK. With three miles of golden sand and fluffy dunes, Woolacombe has plenty of space, safe waters and a dog friendly area.

2. Croyde Bay

Who says the surf’s only in Cornwall? Croyde Bay's the surfing capital of our beloved Devon and you'll find it the rugged north coast of the county. If you like your beaches surrounded by unspoilt scenery then this one's for you.

3. Torre Abbey Sands

Torquay's main sandy beach has a friendly atmosphere, and it’s perfect for those who like plenty of amenities nearby. With kayaks and pedalos for hire for the energetic and deck chairs for the...less so, this is one of Devon's finest.

4. Bigbury-on-Sea

Slap bang in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bigbury-on-Sea sits opposite Agatha Christie’s haunt and inspiration, Burgh Island, and it’s breathtaking. Popular with locals, this one's just off the beaten track enough to make it feel extra special.

5. Saunton Sands

Saunton Sands graces the top of many a beach poll (both national and international), and this sandy corner of North Devon rolls on for more than three blissful miles. It even starred in the Robbie Williams video for 'Angels'.

6. Dawlish Warren Beach

With a Blue Flag to its name, Dawlish Warren beach rolls on for miles. With the smell of candyfloss in the air and the sounds of the fairground, this one has the feel of family days on the beach gone by – and it’s stunning.

7. Paignton Sands

The proud holder of a Keep Britain Tidy Seaside Award, Paignton Beach is perfect for bucket and spade days with the kids. We’re talking an old fashioned pier, a sprawling playpark on the green nearby and a stretch of bright red sand.

8. Bantham Beach

Drop your towel, plop down on the sand and admire the views over to Burgh Island. Once the playground of the likes of Dame Agatha Christie and Noel Coward, there’s a feeling of being miles from anywhere at this sandy gem.

9. Exmouth Beach

No matter what time of year you roll up at Exmouth Beach you’ll find something to sit back and watch. This two mile long stretch of sand attracts kite surfers, swimmers and those who are just content to lie back and bask.

10. Ness Cove

You’ll need to walk through a real smugglers’ tunnel to reach this sandy beach, so once you reach it you’ll have the feeling that you’ve stumbled on something secret. Dogs are welcome all year round, and it’s a good one if you fancy some peace and quiet.
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