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Wonwell Sands Beach

Plymouth, Devon

A sheltered sandy beach set near the mouth of the Erme estuary.

Beach Type




Nature and Wildlife

Coastal walks around the estuary and along the South west coast path.

Water Quality

Not Tested




Dogs are allowed.

Tourist Information

Plymouth TIC Island House 9 The Barbican Plymouth Devon PL1 2LS TEL: 01752 304849


Nearest town: Plymouth
County: Devon
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3088, -3.94248
Postcode: PL8 1LD
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Access is difficult. down a narrow lane from kingston village. Get on the A379 heading east from Modbury and turn right to bigbury. then right again to Kingston.

Nearest Railway Stations

Ivybridge (Approx. 6 miles away)
Plymouth (Approx. 10 miles away)

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


parking is very limited.

Nearby Car Parks

The Old School, Mothecombe (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Holbeton, Holbeton (Long stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Ayrmer Cove, Ringmore (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Challaborough Coastal, Ringmore (Unknown stay).
About 2.4 miles away
Bigbury on Sea, Bigbury-on-Sea (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away
Stoke Beach, Noss Mayo (Unknown stay).
About 3.5 miles away
Poundwell Meadow, Modbury (Unknown stay).
About 3.7 miles away
Yealmpton, Yealmpton (Long stay).
About 3.7 miles away
Poundwell Street, Modbury (Short stay).
About 3.7 miles away
Stoke Point, Noss Mayo (Unknown stay).
About 3.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Plymouth