Devon Beach Guide

Challaborough Beach

Description:
Challaborough is a pleasant curved sandy beach, with great scenery. Facilities are close to the beach, but unfortunately the Challaborough car parks are small. There is plenty of parking at Bigbury-On-Sea and it takes about 10-15 minutes to walk from Bigbury.
Safety:
Signs warn of strong undercurrents, large breaking waves and not to use inflatables when windy. Also do not swim in boating lane marked by buoys. Lifeguards from May to September. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:
There is a sloping path from the road to the beach. There is also a slipway to the beach.
Dogs:
Dogs are banned at Challaborough from 1st May to 30th September.
Directions:
Challaborough is approximately 16 miles from Plymouth. Take the A379 from Plymouth into south Devon and continue east on the A379 past Modbury, then turn right at the Harraton Cross crossroads onto the B3392 signposted to Bigbury. Alternatively from the Totnes direction take the A381 from Totnes and turn onto the A379 at the Palegate Cross roundabout and head westwards on the A379 past Aveton Gifford and turn left at the Harraton Cross crossroads. Continue on the B3392 and at St Anns Chapel turn right (signposted to Challaborough and Ringmore) and continue on this road to Ringmore. Drive through Ringmore and follow this road down to Challaborough. Alternatively park at Bigbury-On-Sea and walk to Challaborough.
Post Code:
TQ7 4JB.
Parking:
1 very small car park by the beach, also a small car park in the holiday park.
Toilets:
Public toilets in the holiday camp opposite reception.
Facilities:
Café, beach shop.
Activities:
None.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
Mothecombe (12 miles, sandy beach, part dog friendly)
Bigbury (5 miles, sandy beach, surfing, part dog friendly, disabled access)
Bantham Sand (8 miles, sandy beach, surfing, part dog friendly)
Thurlestone Sand (8 miles, sandy beach, dog friendly, disabled access)
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