One of the great things about Devon is the number of beaches on offer. Devon is one of the most popular destinations for self catering holidays and there is a huge range of accommodation on offer from cottages and caravans to camping and sea front hotels. If you’re a local business offering seaside services, think about how effective your online presence is. For Devon Web Design, visit http://vuonline.co.uk/web-design/. Here we take a look at some of the best places on offer for a day by the seaside.
The top beach at the moment is Plymouth Hoe’s East Beach. There is a lovely promenade with a narrow strip of shingle beach and it’s very pretty. Meadfoot Beach is a smaller affair and is situated away from the busier area of Torquay. It has a café and beach huts at the sandy end and a boat launching ramp for water lovers.
Hartland Quay Beach is another top spot. Set in a bay, the Quay also features a small harbour on a slipway. There is stunning cliff scenery that gives way to rocks and pebbles with the sand only being exposed when the tide goes out. Other attractive features include waterfalls and coves to explore.
Woolacombe Beach is another favourite with a lovely golden sandy beach and the area is in the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The resort of Woolacombe is a lively, bustling resort and is very popular with surfers.
Blackpool Sands is beautiful and you’ll find a crescent shaped golden sandy beach surrounded by lush green countryside and a unique area of pine trees. You’ll find a ton of facilities here too with showers, toilets and a café. This beach is often called the best beach in the county.
Holcombe Beach in Teignmouth is a small cove at the bottom of cliffs and lies between Teignmouth and Dawlish. If you like quiet secluded spots then this is a great place to take a stroll as it’s not frequented by many people other than locals.
Putsborough Sands Beach joins Woolacombe Sands on the southern section. This is another spot popular with surfers and longboarders. Due to it’s location, it offers some protection from the south and south-westerly winds which make it a very pleasant destination indeed.
Watcombe Beach is a small and sandy cove found to the north of Torquay in Babbacombe Way. There isn’t much here but if it’s quiet seclusion and privacy you’re after then you’ll love this little beach.
South Sands Beach at Salcombe is a stunning sandy cove at the mouth of the Salcombe/Kingsbridge Estuary. This is a haven for watersports and you’ll find canoeing, sailing, diving and windsurfing here. The cove can also be reached by the ferry from Whitestrand Quay.
Croyde Beach is very well known for it’s surfing too and as the bay faces west, it picks up some great swell and has good sand banks. This combination makes it one of the best surfing beaches in the UK.
Beer Beach sounds like a great place for a party but is actually a small seaside village surrounding a shingly cove. A sheltered cove, free from winds and the nearby gardens are perfect for seeing views and taking some photos.