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Sidmouth - Jacobs Ladder Beach

Sidmouth, Devon

The beach is formed by a large expanse of legally protected pebbles (it is actually an offence to remove them) in a bay accessed by a slope and steps from Connaught Gardens, or by a level path from the main town beach. The bay is backed by steep cliffs.

Beach Type



Toilets including facilities for disabled people



Nature and Wildlife

Good rock pools at Chit Rocks and western end of beach at low tide. Access to South West Coast Path and the Dorset and East Devon World Heritage Coast site.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

Beach manually cleaned daily in summer. monthly in winter by district council.


Dog bins are provided. and dogs are welcome all year on part of the beach and from October to the end of April on the main beach.

Tourist Information

Nearest Tourist Information Centre Sidmouth swimming pool (far eastern end) Tel: 01395 516441


Nearest town: Sidmouth
County: Devon
Latitude/Longitude: 50.675, -3.24698
Postcode: EX10 8QL
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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


No car access to beach. National cycle route 2. proposed. buzzard regional cycle route 52. Park in car park nearby. or at side off road adjacent. Short walk (less than 100m) down surfaced path to beach.

Public Transport

Regular Bus service to/from Exeter (Paddington line) and Honiton (Waterloo line).

Nearest Railway Stations

Whimple (Approx. 8 miles away)
Feniton (Approx. 8 miles away)
Exmouth (Approx. 8 miles away)
Lympstone Village (Approx. 8 miles away)
Exton (Approx. 8 miles away)

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


Paid parking available including spaces for disabled people.

Nearby Car Parks

Manor Road, Sidmouth (Long stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Western Town, Sidmouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Ham West, Sidmouth (Short stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Roxburgh, Sidmouth (Short stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Ham East, Sidmouth (Short stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Peak Hill Road, Sidmouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Temple Street, Sidmouth (Short stay).
About 1 miles away
Salcombe Hill, Salcombe Regis (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Salcombe Regis, Salcombe Regis (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Church Street, Sidford (Long stay).
About 2.1 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Sidmouth