Devon Beach Guide

South Sands Beach

South Devon.
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.
Signs warn of strong undercurrents, not to use inflatables when windy and do not swim in boating lane marked by buoys. See Beach Safety Guide.
There is easy access to the beach via a slipway from the road.
Dogs banned between 1st May to 30th September.
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 onto Sandhills Road signposted to North Sands and South Sands. This road zig zags down to Cliff Road. Turn right onto Cliff Road and drive past North Sands Beach and then follow this road to South Sands. Alternatively you can park at North Sands and walk along the road to South Sands, taking about 10-15 minutes.
Post Code:
TQ8 8LL.
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).
Yes, in the main car park.
Café, beach shop.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
Bantham Sand (8 miles, sandy beach, surfing, part dog friendly)
Thurlestone Sand (7 miles, sandy beach, dog friendly, disabled access)
Hope Cove (5 miles, sandy beach, part dog friendly, disabled access)
North Sands (1 mile, sandy beach, dog friendly, disabled access)
southsands large map