|Best Beaches in South Devon
Bigbury On Sea is a beautiful sandy beach in an official Area of
Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Bigbury on Sea is popular with windsurfers and kite-surfers.
The beach is backed by cliffs that provide shelter and some privacy.
There is a beach cafe serving organic and local food.
You can also visit nearby Burgh Island aboard unique sea-tractor
or you can walk across the causeway at low tide.
A sheltered cove in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
|Soft sand, and some excellent rock pools at low tide.
Popular with novice surfers and body-boarders.
There is a car park here, or the beach can reached from
Bigbury on Sea by walking along the coast path.
The shopping is excellent and there is a selection of pubs and
restaurants including an award winning fish & chip Shop!
Braunton has several gay-owned and gay-friendly places to stay.
Burgh Island is a small tidal island just offshore from
Bigbury-on-Sea. Buildings on the island include the lovely
Art Deco Burgh Island Hotel (used in several movies and TV
series, including Agatha Christie stories) and The Pilchard Inn pub.
The Burgh Island Hotel is a stylish, gay-friendly, place to stay.
It is also an ideal choice for a civil partnership ceremony.
The island can be reached on foot at low tide, or when the tide is in,
you can take the unique sea-tractor - great fun!
You can also arrive by boat or by helicopter.
Soar Mill Cove is small, remote inlet set below the craggy cliffs of
Bolt Head. Access is via a very steep footpath from the South West
Coast Path or via a much easier path from the Soar Mill Cove Hotel.
You can also get here by boat from Salcombe.
Not an easy beach to get to - unless you stay at the hotel -
but well worth the effort.
The Soar Mill Cove Hotel is gay-friendly and makes a good
choice for a small, private civil partnership ceremony.
Thurlestone beach is owned by the National Trust and is set in
an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The beach has rock pools at low tide, and the famous
Thurlestone Rock - which featured in a painting by Turner - and is
best seen at high tide.
There is a hotel, pub and shop in the nearby village of Thurlestone.
|South Devon is a region of lovely sheltered bays, safe beaches, quaint fishing villages, and bustling resorts.
The beaches here are not as spectacular as those on the north coast - and they are busy in peak season.
These are our favourite beaches in South Devon.
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