The best beaches near Chudleigh

Summer is well and truly in full swing and we are experiencing a rare glimpse of British sun. Most of us migrate to the beaches on sunny weekends to soak up what may be a brief encounter with the fickle season. It’s times like these when South Devon’s coastline comes into its own. Why jet off abroad when we have some of the world’s most beautiful beaches on our doorstep? In fact, Lonely Planet rated our very own Bantham Beach number 6 in Europe. Whether you’re a swimmer, surfer, sunbather or stroller, you’re spoilt for choice with the beautiful beaches close to the market town of Chudleigh.


Just 8 miles away from Chudleigh, Teignmouth Beach is a stress-free and easy day out. It’s a family friendly beach, boasting scores of cafes and activities such as crazy golf and a skate park nearby. With an impressive Victorian pier, it will take you back to British seaside holidays of yonder year. For a change of scene, you can also take the ferry across to Shaldon beach, and if you’re lucky you’ll see dolphins leaping through the clear water.


Another beach in wonderfully close proximity, Dawlish sits just 10 miles away from Chudleigh. Dawlish Warren beach is a nature lover’s paradise, backed by sand dunes and sprinkled with rock pools, this nature reserve is famous for birds watching

. Dogs are allowed all year round and the surf is watched closely by the RNLI, making it a great destination for a family with a multitude of tastes.


Voted one of the best beaches in Europe, this beach is worth the 30-mile drive from Chudleigh. It has a well-deserved reputation for being one of the UK’s best surf beaches but is also great for families as kids can paddle in the shallows and explore the rock pools.


Salcombe has become a firm favourite amongst many, and although a little further away at 35 miles from Chudleigh, a day trip will not disappoint. From the town full of divine restaurants and boutique shops you can catch the adorable ferry across to sunny cove, which lives up to its name, remaining a sun trap until nightfall. North and South Sands beaches are also perfect for swimming, playing games and sunbathing.

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