South Sands

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Description:South Sands beach is a popular flat sandy beach to the south of Salcombe. Parking and facilities are close to the beach, but note that the car park is small

Safety:No details available. See Beach Safety Guide

Access:There is easy access to the beach via a slipway from the road

Dogs:Dogs banned between 1st May to 30th September

Directions:Salcombe is approximately 23 miles from Plymouth. Take the A379 from Plymouth into south Devon and about a mile after Aveton Gifford, at the Bantham Cross roundabout go straight across onto the B3197. Alternatively approaching from the Totnes direction, take the A381 and A379 until you reach the Bantham Cross roundabout (shortly after Churchstow) and turn onto the B3197. After a short distance on the B3197, turn right onto the A381 and follow this road to Salcombe. At Salcombe, continue on the A381 around the outskirts of Salcombe and then turn right at a turning signposted to North Sands and South Sands. This road zig zags down to Cliff Road. Turn right here and drive past North Sands Beach and then follow this road to South Sands

Parking:1 small car park by the beach, there is also parking at the National Trust car park to the south of South Sands (a 5 minute walk from the beach). Its also possible to park at North Sands and walk along the road to South Sands (10-15 minutes walking)

Toilets:Yes, in the main car park

Facilities:Café, beach shop

Activities:None

Nearby Beaches:Bigbury-On-Sea (12 miles), Bantham Sand (9 miles), Thurlestone Sand (8 miles), Hope Cove (6 miles), North Sands (1 mile)




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