All along the coastline of the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) are lots of beaches and coves, some large, sandy and easy to access, others small, rural and remote.

Beaches owned or leased to South Hams District Council includes Slapton Sands, Salcombe North, Salcombe South and small sections of Sugary Cove, Bovisand and Beesands.

Beaches near me

To find out about beaches near you, or to find out the owner of a private beach, please use the button below to visit the South Devon AONB site.

AONB Beaches

The AONB publishes a great deal of information about beaches in the South Hams including:

  • The type of beach;
  • Car parking facilities;
  • Toilet availability
  • Accessibility for people with disabilities;
  • Shops and other facilities;
  • Dog friendly facilities.

Bathing Water Quality

To find out more about Bathing Water Quality in the South Hams, please use the button below:

Find out about Bathing Water Quality


Beach Management Policy

To read our Beach Management Policy, please click on the button below:

Beach Management Policy