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Sidmouth - Town Beach

Sidmouth, Devon

The beach is formed by a large expanse of legally protected pebbles. At its western end the beach has some lovely rock pools, and cliffs overhang the beach at the eastern end. An esplanade runs along its entire length.

Beach Type



Toilets available
Including facilities for disabled people
Restaurants and shops are located near to the beach
A slipway provides boat access


Jet skiing
Windsurfing and surfing
Zoning enforced for motorised craft and jet skis

Nature and Wildlife

Excellent rock pools at the western end of the beach (Chit Rocks). Sidmouth Town is on the South West Coast Path and is a gateway to the Dorset and East Devon World Heritage Coast site.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

Cleaned manually by contractors on a daily basis during the summer. monthly in the winter. and on the main beach from October to the end of April.


Dog bins are provided. Dogs are welcome all year on a small area at the east end of the beach.

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre Swimming Pool Hall Lane Sidmouth Tel: 01395 516441


Nearest town: Sidmouth
County: Devon
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6773, -3.23572
Postcode: EX10 8BD
(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.


Off A3052 from Exeter / A375 from Honiton. Pedestrian access only via steps/ramps.

Public Transport

No Direct Rail Link. Station at Exeter where a regular bus service operates.

Nearest Railway Stations

Feniton (Approx. 8 miles away)
Whimple (Approx. 8 miles away)
Exmouth (Approx. 9 miles away)
Lympstone Village (Approx. 9 miles away)
Honiton (Approx. 9 miles away)

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


Pay parking available. spaces for disabled people.

Nearby Car Parks

Ham West, Sidmouth (Short stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Ham East, Sidmouth (Short stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Roxburgh, Sidmouth (Short stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Western Town, Sidmouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Manor Road, Sidmouth (Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Temple Street, Sidmouth (Short stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Salcombe Hill, Salcombe Regis (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Peak Hill Road, Sidmouth (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Salcombe Regis, Salcombe Regis (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Church Street, Sidford (Long stay).
About 1.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Sidmouth