Devon Beach Guide

East Portlemouth Beach

Description:
Below East Portlemouth village there is a pleasant stretch of sandy beach on the east bank of Salcombe Harbour. Café and toilets are close to the beach. There is a ferry to/from Salcombe. At low tide the sand stretches south to Mill Bay.
Safety:
No details available See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:
Access to the beach from the road is via a short sloping path.
Dogs:
Dogs allowed all year.
Directions:
East Portlemouth village is approximately 8 miles from Kingsbridge, which is 20 miles from Plymouth. Take the A379 from Plymouth and follow the A379 into south Devon. About a mile after Aveton Gifford, at the Bantham Cross roundabout turn left to continue on the A379 until the Palegate Cross roundabout. Alternatively approaching from the Totnes direction, take the A381 from Totnes until the Palegate Cross roundabout. At the Palegate Cross roundabout turn onto the B3264 and follow this road to Kingsbridge. Approaching Kingsbridge turn right onto the A379 and follow the A379 through Kingsbridge and out of Kingsbridge to the east. About 2 miles east of Kingsbridge at the village of Frogmore, turn right, signposted to East Portlemouth. Follow this road through South Pool and follow the sign posts to East Portlemouth. Note that on this route there are several parts that are impassable at high tide. There are other roads to East Portlemouth across country.
Post Code:
TQ8 8PF.
Parking:
Some road parking above the beach, also one large field car park a 10 minute walk from the beach. Also a very small car park and some road parking in East Portlemouth village, but note the path down from East Portlemouth village is steep. There is also a car park at Mill Bay.
Toilets:
Yes, next to the beach.
Facilities:
Beach shop and Café next to the beach.
Activities:
None.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
Bantham Sand (14 miles, sandy beach, surfing, part dog friendly)
North Sands (16 miles, sandy beach, dog friendly, disabled access)
Mill Bay (1 mile, sandy beach, dog friendly, disabled access)
Slapton Sands (8 miles, pebble beach, dog friendly, disabled access)
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