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Must Visit Beaches in Devon & Cornwall

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Castle Beach, Falmouth

Devon & Cornwall'sCoastal Gems 

With its stunning coastline, pristine shores, and picturesque landscapes. Devon and Cornwall have been a long favourite destination for beach lovers and nature enthusiasts alike. The region boasts a diverse array of beaches, each with its unique charm and appeal.

Devon & Cornwall's coastline is a treasure trove of remarkable beaches that cater to all preferences, whether you seek adventure, relaxation or a mix of both and promises an unforgettable experience. So book your break at one of our 11 hotels this year, pack your bags (don't forget your swimsuit) and set out to explore the coastal gems of the Southwest.


Beaches in Devon

Beach at Woolacombe

Woolacombe Beach

Stretching over three miles, Woolacombe Beach is an award-winning paradise known for its golden sands and crystal-clear waters. This family-friendly beach offers excellent facilities including lifeguard services making it an ideal spot for safe swimming and water sports. Surfers flock to Woolacombe to catch some of the best waves in the UK, while the sun-seekers can enjoy long leisurely walks or simply relax on the sand, taking in the breathtaking coastal vistas.

saunton sands hotel ariel shot from beach day time

Saunton Sands

For those seeking a more tranquil beach experience, Saunton Sands awaits with its vast expanse of sandy dunes and soothing atmosphere. This UNESCO Biosphere offers a serene environment where visitors can stroll along the shoreline with the backdrop of Braunton Burrows, an area of outstanding beauty which only adds to the allure of Saunton Sands.  

Sunset Over Croyde Beach North Devon

Croyde Bay

Surrounded by beautiful cliffs and rolling countryside, Croyde Bay provides an unforgettable coastal experience an is popular among surfers and families alike. Whether you're a seasoned surfer or a novice looking to try your hand at catching waves, the beach surf schools and rental shops have got you covered. 

Pebble ridge and pebble sculpture at Westward Ho!

Westward Ho!

Westward Ho! is a charming coastal village nestled along the rugged North Devon coastline. Stretching over two miles this wide sandy beach boasts panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and offers an idyllic spot for relaxation and recreation. The unique pebbled ridge that runs parallel to the beach adds to its distinctive charm. 

Bench Overlooking Putsburough Sands and Woolacombe

Barricane Beach

Nestled between Woolacombe and Morthoe, Barricane Beach is a hidden gem cherished by locals and those in the know. Famous for its fascinating seashells, particularly the "Cowrie Shells" that wash up on its shores from far-flung tropical seas, the beach provides a unique twist to your typical North Devon experience. Don't forget to indulge in the renowned Sri Lankan curry served at the beach's cafe during peak season, making it a delightful treat after a day of exploration

Jacobs Ladder Beach near Sidmouth South Devon

Jacob's Ladder

Situated in Sidmouth on the stunning Jurassic Coast of Devon, this beach beckons visitors with unique charm and breathtaking coastal vistas. Named after the distinctive zigzagging staircase that leads down to its pristine shores, this hidden gem boasts soft golden sands flanked by towering cliffs adorned with vibrant flowers. 

Beaches in Cornwall


Castle Beach

Castle Beach in Falmouth exudes a timeless charm that captures the essence of Cornwall's coastal beauty. With its golden sand framed by dramatic cliffs and overlooked by the iconic Pendennis castle, this picturesque beach offers visitors a tranquil retreat amidst breathtaking scenery. Castle Beach is an unforgettable seaside destination steeped in history and nature. 

Porthminster Beach St Ives Cornwall

Porthminster Beach

Porthminster Beach is nestled in the coastal town of St Ives in Cornwall and is a true haven with its pristine white sands that stretch out against a backdrop of royal blue waters and beautiful greenery. The beach is renowned for its clear waters, ideal for swimming, paddleboarding and even surfing when conditions are right. Porthminster Beach is a must visit destination for anyone exploring the charms of Cornwalls' coastline. 

Sunset at Carlyon Bay Cornwall

Carlyon Beach

With its pristine sandy shoreline and panoramic views, Carlyon Beach offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Whether you're strolling along the beach or indulging in water activities like kayaking and paddleboarding, Carlyon Beach provides a perfect backdrop for relaxation. 

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