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Mothecombe - Meadowsfoot & Coastguards Beach Beach

Holbeton, Devon

A large expanse of sand that is a traditional family beach. There are two parts to the beach. Meadowsfoot which is a privately owned beach and is open on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The nearby Coastguard's Beach has free public access.

Beach Type



Toilets and a cafe are nearby



Nature and Wildlife

The beach is on the South West Coastal Path. The Erme Estuary next to the beach is managed as a nature reserve.

Water Quality

Fail (swimming not advised)



Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily by hand in high season by the Council and Flete Estate as necessary. There are litter and dog bins but dogs are banned at certain times.

Tourist Information

Modbury Tourist Information Centre 4 Modbury Court Church Street Modbury PL21 0QR Tel: 01548 830159


Nearest town: Holbeton
County: Devon
Latitude/Longitude: 50.309, -3.95162
Postcode: PL8 1LB
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Holbeton, Devon at Explore Britain.


From the A379 Modbury to Plymouth Road take the Holbeton turn off. The beach is signposted from Holbeton.

Public Transport

Western National Bus services 611 and 612 run by the beach. The nearest train station is Plymouth.

Nearest Railway Stations

Ivybridge (Approx. 6 miles away)
Plymouth (Approx. 10 miles away)
Devonport Dockyard (Approx. 11 miles away)
Devonport (Devon) (Approx. 11 miles away)

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


There is pay parking for 650 cars near the beach.

Nearby Car Parks

The Old School, Mothecombe (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Holbeton, Holbeton (Long stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Ayrmer Cove, Ringmore (Unknown stay).
About 2.6 miles away
Challaborough Coastal, Ringmore (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Stoke Beach, Noss Mayo (Unknown stay).
About 3.1 miles away
Bigbury on Sea, Bigbury-on-Sea (Unknown stay).
About 3.1 miles away
Yealmpton, Yealmpton (Long stay).
About 3.4 miles away
Stoke Point, Noss Mayo (Unknown stay).
About 3.4 miles away
The Green, Newton Ferrers (Unknown stay).
About 3.8 miles away
Poundwell Meadow, Modbury (Unknown stay).
About 3.9 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Holbeton