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Man Sands Beach

Brixham, Devon

Man Sands is a secluded bay south of Brixham between Sharkham and Crabrock points. Only accessible by foot, it is favoured particuarly by coastal walkers following the South West Coast Path. Swimmers should be aware of possible rip currents on the turning high tide.

Beach Type


Water Quality

Not Tested




Nearest town: Brixham
County: Devon
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3691, -3.51458
Postcode: TQ5 0AJ
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Follow south road from Brixham towards Hillhead. and then Southdown Farm. Man Sands is about a 1/2 walk from the farm.

Nearest Railway Stations

Paignton (Approx. 5 miles away)
Torquay (Approx. 6 miles away)
Torre (Approx. 7 miles away)
Totnes (Approx. 9 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.

Nearby Car Parks

Man Sands, Hillhead (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Scabbacombe, Hillhead (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Sharkham Point, Brixham (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Coleton Camp, Kingswear (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Coleton Fishacre, Kingswear (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Brixham Central, Brixham (Short stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Brownstone, Kingswear (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Berry Head National Nature Reserve, Brixham (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Oxen Cove, Brixham (Long stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Berry Head Road, Paignton (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Brixham