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Salcombe - South Sands Beach

Salcombe, Devon

A sheltered sandy bay in the Salcombe - Kingsbridge Estuary which is popular with families. Shop, cafe, local pub. Limited parking.

Beach Type




Nature and Wildlife

Walks - Coastal path. Town Trail. Tor Woods & Overbecks. Wildlife - Salcombe Estuary Local Nature Reserve is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and is important for marine wildlife and wildfowl. National Sharpitor Estate and Overbecks Garden nea

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily in peak season by South Hams District Council.


Dogs are banned between May - September.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Salcombe Tourist Information Centre Market Street Salcombe TQ8 8DE Tel: 01548 843927 E-mail:[email protected]


Nearest town: Salcombe
County: Devon
Latitude/Longitude: 50.2254, -3.78274
Postcode: TQ8 8LH
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Easy access from car park. Wheelchair access via ramp. Also ferry across Salcombe estuary or by foot from the town.

Public Transport

Plymouth and Totnes are the nearest train stations. There are ferry crossings in Summer from Salcombe Harbour.


Around 90 car parking spaces are available for a charge.

Nearby Car Parks

Overbeck's House, Salcombe (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
North Sands, Salcombe (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
East Portlemouth (Mill Bay), East Portlemouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
East Soar, Soar (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Whitestrand, Salcombe (Short stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Shadycombe, Salcombe (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
East Portlemouth, East Portlemouth (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Creek, Salcombe (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Soar Mill, Bolberry (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Snapes Point, Salcombe (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Salcombe