Whether you’re looking for an afternoon stroll to take you to a beautiful view or a hike. Head to the beach, turn left or right and you’ll be on the South West Coast Path, the longest National Trail in the UK. The heritage, wildlife, geology and scenery along the way are truly inspirational and full of new experiences.
Tucked away below high cliffs is this small rocky beach with limestone cliffs, interesting rock formations and views across Lyme Bay to the Dorset coast. Accessed from the coastal path, this beach has lovely sea views and a quiet and peaceful atmosphere suitable for fishing.
Sometimes spelt Elbury, this is a quiet beach with fantastic views. It's just a short walk from Broadsands car park around the golf course along the coastal path.
Enjoy a gentle stroll around the Domesday estate of Churston Ferrers, passing the twelfth century manor and its coaching inn thats said to be haunted by one of the Benedictine monks. The route follows an ancient green lane, as well as a coffin way and a modern walking trail.
The soft, golden red sand and calm shallow water make this beach a favourite destination for locals and tourists, especially in the summer.
A nice casual stroll from the Roundham headland down to the beautiful Goodrington Beach. The promenade curves around the cliff and in the summer you'll find it decorated with colourful beach huts. This stretch of the South Devon Coastal Path is very popular amongst locals, many like to sit and enjoy the sun here, go fishing and in the summer youngsters can be seen jumping off the steps enjoying themselves. Fisherman who frequently fish catch all types, from mackerel, whiting, bass, dogfish and garfish.
Mansands is a stunning secluded pebble beach and is best on low tide as it exposes the sand. Behind the beach is a brackish lagoon. This is a haven for birds and there are information boards and a bird hide managed by the National Trust. Grass snakes inhabit the area around the lagoon and can occasionally be seen swimming in the water.
Preston Sands is is renowned for its many painted beach huts and one of Torbay's most popular beaches and is a local favourite. It has a green that runs the length of the beach which is ideal for kicking a ball, throwing frisbees or just chilling and lazing in the sun. There is a small playpark in the center of the green to help keep the youngsters amused.
Enjoy A Leisurely Walk Around Roundham Head, a wheelchair friendly walk around the headlands rocky red layered cliffs, topped with pines, sycamores and some breathtaking views of the whole bay from Berry Head to Thatcher rock.
Beautiful secluded beach and an enjoyable 20 minute walk through the forest to get down. You just have to remember that you have to get back up, it's fairly steep so be prepared.