Thurlestone Sands

thurlestone sands beach

Thurlestone Sands is sheltered within the bay with fine shingle sand which gives the sea the clarity of Mediterranean turquoise and makes swimming sensational.

Quieter than South Milton this is another locals' favourite and sunbathing in peace and quiet is a preference.

Towards the south of the beach, rock pools are exposed at low tide to keep budding marine biologists fascinated.


  • Sand
  • Parking - Ample (via Thurlestone Golf Club)
  • Accessibility - Good
  • Facilities - None
  • Dogs - Welcome year round
  • Life Guard - None

Best for

Family fun and dog owners. Coastal path walking.

Look out for

The nature reserve to the East, where rare and exciting birds have been spotted, bring your binoculars!

It's a fact !

In 2002  a 30 year old Pygmy Sperm Whale was washed up here.

In August this year, a Least Sandpiper, a North American vagrant shorebird only recorded once in Devon previously, was present on the local Thurlestone Marsh.

* The information contained on this page is correct to the best of our knowledge, however, if you notice anything that you know to be incorrect or misleading, please contact us.

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