Devon Beach Guide

Scabbacombe Sands Beach

Description:
Scabbacombe Sands is a small pebble and sand beach which is usually quiet with parking some distance away (about 30 minutes walking) and no facilities.
Safety:
No details available. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:
Access via a path across the fields which is steep in places, not suitable for wheel chairs.
Dogs:
Dogs allowed all year.
Directions:
Scabbacombe Beach is several miles west of Brixham which is about 5 miles from Paignton in South Devon. There are various routes to Paignton from the Exeter or Plymouth directions, with various signposted turnings on the A38 to Paignton. At Paignton take the A3022 to Brixham. On the A3022 at the Kennels Road junction turn right onto the A379 (signposted to Dartmouth). Continue on the A379 through Hillhead and just after Hillhead turn left onto the B3205. Continue on this road for about half a mile, then after some cottages on the left, turn left onto a minor road (signposted to Coleton Fishacre). Continue on this road for several miles, then turn left onto Scabbacombe Lane and continue on this lane until the Scabbacombe National Trust car park on the right. Park here and then take the path across the fields to Scabbacombe Beach. Alternatively park at the Sharkham Point car park on the outskirts of Brixham and walk the coast path south (very steep in places and takes about 1 hour).
Post Code:
TQ6 0EF.
Parking:
1 small car park.
Toilets:
No.
Facilities:
None.
Activities:
None.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
Man Sands (1 mile on coast path, sandy beach, dog friendly)
Brixham (4 miles, pebble beach and tidal pool, disabled access)
Goodrington Sands (5 miles, sandy beach, part dog friendly, disabled access)
Paignton (5 miles, sandy beach, disabled access)
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