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Devon Beaches

Devon is one of the UK’s most popular holiday destinations, helped no doubt by the smorgasbord of magnificent beaches plastered along it’s majestic coastline. From Woolacombe in North Devon to Salcombe in the South there are beaches with perfect surf conditions, beaches teeming with wildlife plus a host of family friendly beaches with rockpools, amusement arcades and of course great places to stay, shop and eat.


We have listed many of the most popular beaches in Devon, along with links to a host of self-catering accommodation near each beach, many cottages and beach houses that are located right on the beachfront. Each beach guide talks a little bit about the facilities including parking, disabled facilities and whether or not the beaches are dog friendly or if there are restrictions in place. So enjoy browsing our Devon beach guide, we hope you find what you’re looking for.

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North Devon

North Devon is host to some of the best surfing beaches not just in the UK but also Europe including Westward Ho, Saunton Sands and Croyde. The coastline is mesmerizing and plays host to long sandy beaches and small hidden coves with wildlife and sight seeing opportunities in abundance.

South Devon

The South Devon coast is sprinkled with a mix of top quality resorts, sandy coves and family friendly shingle beaches. Sailing is one of the many water sports popular in these parts plus other forms of boating and the various disciplines of surfing. The dramatic and picturesque Devon coastline comes alive during the summer months thanks to an abundance of top quality Devon coastal cottages for hire, many with sea views and pets welcome making them the ideal base for couples, groups or families with children.