Things to Do: Surfing and Bodyboarding
A large expanse of sand with sand dunes and rock pools
The sandy beach is very popular with families and has numerous rock pools and sand dunes to explore. It also benefits from good surf and is popular with both surfers and windsurfers.
Backed by a large area of grassland and a freshwater lake
A mile long shingle beach in very quiet rural location, backed by grassland and a freshwater lake. A sea wall protects the line of cottages and a pub that make up Beesands. The small village, with a public house and shop, lies behind a long shingle ridge.
Sheltered horse-shoe shaped cove with a fine sandy beach
A good family beach, perfect for sand castles and good rock pools at low tide. Water sports include sailing, surfing and canoeing and there are some great coastal walks along the South Devon coast.
A National Trust beach and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
The most prominent feature in the area is the famous Thurlestone Rock, painted by Turner, which is best seen at high tide. The name comes from the Saxon name Torlestone, meaning pierced rock.
Three mile strip of shingle beach
A long shingle beach with windsurfing, sailing and canoeing. Slapton Sands is also well known as the beach where many lives were lost during rehearsals for the D-Day landings in 1944.