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Sandy Bay Beach

Exmouth, Devon

A sandy beach backed by high cliffs; part of a long strip of sand which at low tide is connected all the way to Exmouth. Closed in the winter and can get very crowded in the summer. Nearby Orcombe rocks is a heritage site and a famous spot for fossil hunting. Home to the massive Devon Cliffs Holiday Park.

Beach Type



Holiday park


Rock pooling
Water sports

Nature and Wildlife

Local coastal walks either along the beach or using the coast path. Nearby Orecambe rocks mark the start of the Jurassic coast world heritage site which stretches to Studland bay in Dorset.

Water Quality





No dogs during summer months.

Awards and Recommendations

Quality Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Exmouth TIC Alexandra Terrace. EXMOUTH. EX8 1NZ Tel: 01395 222299


Nearest town: Exmouth
County: Devon
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6093, -3.3661
Postcode: EX8 5BT
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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


Head east out of Exmouth along the coast. Access via Littleham Village and Devon Cliffs Holiday Park.

Nearest Railway Stations

Exmouth (Approx. 2 miles away)
Dawlish Warren (Approx. 3 miles away)
Starcross (Approx. 4 miles away)
Lympstone Village (Approx. 4 miles away)
Dawlish (Approx. 5 miles away)

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


Ample parking available at the holiday park.

Nearby Car Parks

Jarvis Close, Littleham (Long stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Foxholes Hill, Exmouth (Long stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Maer Road, Exmouth (Long stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Queens Echelon, Exmouth (Long stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Queens Drive, Exmouth (Long stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Phear Park, Exmouth (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
London Hotel, Exmouth (Short stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Lower Station Road, Budleigh Salterton (Short stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Town Hall, Exmouth (Short stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Brook Road, Budleigh Salterton (Short stay).
About 2.2 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Exmouth