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Croyde, North Devon, EX33 1NU
The stepped beach and the rocks it possesses make Croyde one of the best surfing in Europe suitable only for experts. It is a world famous sandy beach, backed by sand dunes and situated in a small bay on the North Devon Coast.
Motehoe, Woolacombe, North Devon, EX34 7EG
Rockham is a quiet beach free from the madding crowds. Visits require a quite difficult walk of approximately 2km down to the sea, but well worth a visit for the fit and able!
Putsborough, Georgeham, Nr Braunton, North Devon, EX33 1LB
The long sweeping sands of Putsborough are renowned for their cleanliness and beauty. It is very popular with families as it offers vast golden sands as well as plenty of rock pools to explore, ideal for children.
Woolacombe, North Devon, EX34 7BT
Barricane beach (also known as Combesgate beach) not only offers a picturesque landscape tucked in between the rocks, but is famous for cowries and other exotic sea shells.
Westward Ho!, Nr Bideford, North Devon, EX39 1HN
The beach is patrolled by lifeguards and is one of the safest in the area. It offers vast expanses of golden sands, which makes it ideal for fun family bathing.
Bude, Cornwall, EX23 8HN
This has proved to be one of the most popular beaches of the area & is perfect for all the family. Surrounded by dunes on one side and the canal on the other. Dog friendly. Lifeguard information can be checked on www.beachlifeguards.org.uk.
Ilfracombe, North Devon, EX34 9EQ
Watermouth cove is a very secluded harbour creating an ecosystem for many rare marine species. Surrounded by rocks the bay is sheltered from wind and tidal forces. Many boats moor here for this reason.
Lynmouth, North Devon, EX35 6EQ
Picturesque harbour set in an area known as 'The little Switzerland of England'. Lynmouth opens to a pebbled beach with abrupt scenery. Surrounded by beautiful National Park this beach is frequented more often by walkers than sun bathers.
Ilfracombe, North Devon, EX34 8LW
A wonderfully secluded beach, Lee Bay lies hidden below the magnificent Lee Abbey, on the Exmoor coast. Historic lime kilns and the monk's chapel give character and mystery.
Hele, Ilfracombe, North Devon, EX34 9RD
Hele is in North Devon, just over one mile from Illfracombe on the A399 towards Combe Martin (about one hour drive from the M5).
Woolacombe, North Devon, EX34 7EB
Combesgate is a lovely secluded beach, located at the far right-end side of Woolacombe with some attractive rock pools ideal for children. Beware the beach is only accessible between low and mid-tide. Dog access restricted.
Combe Martin, North Devon, EX34 0DN
Access to Wild Pear Beach requires a testing walk of approximately 2kms with steep gradients. Mostly sand and shingle with rocks and caves at the foot of the cliffs.
Lynton, North Devon, EX31 4QX
As it's name may suggest Woody Bay lies below ancient woodland. This secluded beach requires a steep walk of approximately 500 metres, to reveal a rocky, pebbled beach with some shingle.
Bude, Cornwall, EX23 8NF
The small bay at Crooklets is due north of Summerleaze & adjoins it at low tide. Formed by the rocks of Wrangle Point to the north and outcrops of rocks to the south. Due to the small size of the beach it can be conjested in the summer.
Woolacombe, Nr Braunton, North Devon, EX34 7DL
Woolacombe Beach is one of the finest beaches in the West Country with numerous awards. It's a big favourite for families and surfers, attracting thousands of people each summer.
Bude, EX23 0AW
Situated in an area of outstanding beauty it is ideal for surfing & paradise for children, with a beautiful stretch of golden sand & innumerable rock pools to explore. The Coastal Footpath runs along the cliff-top with panoramic views.
Combe Martin, Near Ilfracombe, North Devon, EX34 0AR
Combe Martin is a superb family beach, a favourite of many locals, understandably as it is located within the Heritage Coast and in an area of outstanding Natural Beauty. It boasts some of the finest scenery.
Bude, Cornwall, EX23 9HW
With golden sand, rocks & many rock pools the cliffs surrounding the beach are moderately unstable but provide a great variety of wildflowers. In a Heritage Coast area perfect for walking, however, keep an eye on the tide. Dog friendly.
Nr Clovelly, North Devon, EX35 7TY
Bucks Mills is a pleasant, picturesque and quiet retreat, even at the busiest times of the year. The beach is situated in a rocky secluded cove at the bottom end of the ancient fishing village.
Ilfracombe, North Devon, EX34 9DT
This ancient cove was a popular bay for smugglers. High sided cliffs drop down to a small rocky bay with shingle and sand. This bay is sheltered and peaceful.
Saunton, Braunton, North Devon, EX33 1LQ
Saunton Sands is a three mile long expanse of sandy beach popular with surfers and ideal for families.
Instow, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 4JN
Instow Beach is a long beach on an estuary very popular for fishing and sailing as well as other beach activities. It is a sandy beach, backed by low dunes, at the mouth of the rivers Taw and Torridge.