Find out about the many fantastic beaches within the South Hams.

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.

Your Nearest Beach

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.

You can read out Beach Management Policy here.

Bathing Water Quality

We have a beautiful coastline and numerous lovely beaches. Many of these are 'Designated Bathing Waters' which are regularly sampled.

All of our Designated Bathing Waters currently reach the required standards.

You can see the ratings and learn more below:

Bathing Water Quality