Other Local Beaches
North Devon is a coastal area of southwest England, known for its dramatic cliffs, wild seas and sandy beaches. Natural features range from biodiverse sand dunes at Braunton Burrows to rocky coves along the South West Coast Path. Here are just a few more of our local beaches. Some of them have dog restrictions, so do check before you travel!
This sheltered shingle beach sits 3 miles west of Lynton, at the foot of steep cliffs and ancient woodland. A steep 500 metre access path zigzags from the carpark at the top of the cliff, and leads you through the woods and onto a small rocky pebble and shingle beach.
Barricane Beach is hidden in a sheltered west-facing cove just half a mile from Woolacombe Beach. It is full of nooks, crannies, rock pools and gullies for keen adventurers to explore. In the summer, there is a brilliant cafe that sells ice creams, drinks and hot food.
Putsborough Sands is a vast expanse of beautiful golden sand located just down the road in Georgeham. The beach is lapped by crisp waves of wonderfully clean bathing water, making it ideal for surfers and swimmers alike.
Tunnels Beaches Ilfracombe
Established in 1823, the award winning Tunnels Beach has been a popular destination for tourists and locals since the Victorian era! The Tunnels Beaches are so named because of the network of hand crafted tunnels that lead to stunning sheltered beaches and a Victorian tidal bathing pool.
Croyde Bay Beach
Croyde is a sandy beach backed by sand dunes, situated in a small bay on the North Devon coastline. It is rated as one of the world’s best surfing beaches and has hosted numerous competitions. It is most suited to the more advanced surfer or sea swimmer.
Saunton Sands Beach
Saunton Sands Beach sits right at the heart of the UNESCO North Devon biosphere reserve, and it’s only 2 minutes from your Beach Villa! The 3.5 mile stretch of gorgeous golden sand is backed by the rolling expanse of Braunton Burrows, with surf that is welcoming for all abilities.