Beesands is a mile long beach backed by fields and a large fresh water lake (Widdecombe Ley). It is a very peaceful location and the village has hardly changed in years. The road to it is slow and windy so take it carefully.
The village has been growing since 1588. Picnic tables dot across the village green. A small church and village pub is almost all there is; and its been like this for years.
In the early 1990's a new sea wall was built to protect the village and many thousands of tons of rocks were put in place along the line of the high tide stretching beyond the sea wall to Beesands cellars. Coastal paths lead towards Start Point Lighthouse.
A childrens playground gives additional entertainment for little ones.
- Beach - Shingle
- Parking - Yes
- Accessibility - Good
- Toilets - Yes
- Refreshments - Yes
- Dogs - Year round
- Life Guard - None
Swimming and wildlife, especially for bird watching and fishing.
Look out for
How the fishermen pull their boats up the shingle beach at the end of the day and watch them unload their catch.
In high tide and rough conditions do not walk on the beach - the sea defences are there for a reason!
It's a fact !
Keith Richards (Rolling Stones) spent family holidays in Beesands during the 1950s and The Cricket Inn was the venue for Mick Jagger and Keith's first public performance!