Devon Beach Guide


East Devon.
Sidmouth is a pleasant sea side resort town, with a long pebble beach which stretches from the River Sid at the east of the town, west to Chit Rocks and Jacobs Ladder Beach and further west. There is some sand at low tide. Parking, toilets, facilities are a few minutes walk from the beach. The east part of the beach beyond the River Sid is not accessible due to risk of cliff falls.
Lifeguards in the school summer holidays on the town beach. No lifeguards at Jacobs Ladder Beach. Signs warn of submerged rocks. See Beach Safety Guide.
There are various access points along the sea front esplanade. Access is level in places and there are also steps at various points. At the eastern end of the esplanade there is a short slipway.
Dogs are banned from 1st May to 30th September on the main town beach and at Jacobs Ladder Beach. Dogs are allowed all year at Port Royal Beach at the eastern end of the promenade. Dogs are also allowed all year 100 metres west of Jacobs Ladder Beach.
Sidmouth is approximately 15 miles from Exeter. Take the A376 from Exeter. If bypassing Exeter on the M5 turn off onto the A376 (Junction 30, signposted to Exmouth). On the A376 at the roundabout at Clyst St Mary go straight across onto the A3052 (signposted to Sidmouth and Seaton) and continue on the A3052 through Newton Poppleford. About 2 miles from Newton Poppleford, turn right onto the B3176 (signposted to Sidmouth). Continue on the B3176 to Sidmouth. Alternatively travelling into East Devon from the east take the A3052 to Sidford and at the Sidford Cross crossroads, turn left onto the A375 (signposted to Sidmouth) and follow the A375 to Sidmouth.
Post Code:
EX10 0NW.
Lots of car parks, most are a few minutes walk from Sidmouth beach.
Cafés, restaurants, shops.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
Budleigh Salterton (5 miles, pebble beach, disabled access, part dog friendly)
Ladram Bay (3 miles, sandy beach)
Seaton (10 miles, pebble beach, disabled access, part dog friendly)
sidmouth large map