Beaches in South Devon
Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!
Without a doubt, one of the main reasons visitors choose a holiday in South Devon is the superb choice of fantastic beaches along our beautiful coast line.
There are so many wonderful beaches to chose from and most are within easy reach of our holiday park in Devon – either a short walk away or by train from Dawlish Warren train station just down the road.
If you are looking for a beach guide of South Devon, here are a few worth visiting on a daytrip…
Dawlish Warren Beach
Welcome Family is located just a short stroll from the wonderful Dawlish Warren beach. It has won the Blue Flag award many times, based on water quality and cleanliness. This means you and your children can have fun both in and out of the water! Read more here in our Dawlish Warren Beach Guide.
This secluded beach can be reached by heading along the coast path at Dawlish Warren, past Red Rock. This quiet cove has brightly coloured beach huts for hire and consists of soft sand and shingle. It’s ideal for swimming, although it is not patrolled by lifeguards. There are rock pools to explore and the jetty makes an ideal spot for fishing. Dolphin sightings are common!
Teignmouth Beach and Pier
Teignmouth’s Grand Pier is situated in the middle of a superb level seafront with Victorian promenade where there’s ample car parking and a superb sandy beach. The Den, a grassy area adjacent to the beach, has a children’s play area with water play in summer. RNLI lifeguards patrol between Whitsun and August.
Shaldon – Ness Beach
This gentle South Devon beach is a mix of shingle and sand and is popular with families. It is next to the red cliffs that shelter Shaldon village and is accessed through the small Smuggler’s Tunnel. There are striking views of the Teign Estuary and Teignmouth, accessible by ferry. Seals can occasionally be seen from here. Why not combine your trip to Shaldon with a visit to Shaldon Zoo. This small zoo looks after and preserves some of the world’s rarest and most endangered animals.
Why not hop on a ferry from Starcross to Exmouth? This beach is situated on the other side of the Exe Estuary and boasts two miles of golden sandy beach. Here you may like to have a go at water sports such as kite-surfing, kayaking or windsurfing.
Oddicombe Beach and Babbacombe Cliff Railway
Babbacombe Cliff Railway, in Babbacombe, Torquay, is the easiest way to travel down the cliffs from Babbacombe Downs to the delightful Oddicombe Beach. When you alight at the bottom you can relax on the Beach and enjoy the fabulous vista. There’s free admission to the Babbacombe Cliff Railway Visitor Centre so pop in and find out all about it. Have a coffee or snack at the Oddicombe Beach Cafe with no need to worry about the steep walk back up the cliffs – just board the next carriage up and let the Cliff Railway take the strain.
Why not catch the Hop 22 bus from Welcome Family Holiday Park to Babbacombe, you can plan your journey here.
To find out more about the things to see and do in Devon, please explore the rest of the Welcome Family website. One of the most popular holiday parks in England, we get thousands of visitors every year from the UK and abroad.
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