South Milton Sands Beach South Devon

South Milton Sands Beach

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South Milton near Thurlestone

This is a long sandy beach with lots of rock pools and a sand dune behind. It's probably the most popular beach as it has easy access and its perfect to build sandcastles, skim stones, play in the sea or sunbathe. A great family day out or a dog walk.

The bay has lovely clear water due to the geology of rock formations including the iconic Thurlestone Rock. Excellent for snorkeling and diving. Also keep an eye out for seals and dolphins which are often seen here as well as whale and basking shark.

Great windsurfing from this beach and kayaking is very popular too, navigating through the arch of the Rock is a 'must'.

Scuba diving is also popular here as the sunken wreck, Louis Sheid is an easy shore dive in less than 15m of water.


  • Beach - Sand
  • Parking - Good
  • Accessibility - Good
  • Toilets - Yes
  • Refreshments - Yes
  • Dogs - Welcome year round
  • Life Guard - Seasonal
  • Award winning - Marine Conservation Society

Best for

Sunsets !

Look out for

Rare migratory birds in the nearby wetland.

It's a fact !

Maya Plass (Marine Biologist & BBC Spring watch presenter) offers a programme of activities such as rock pool rambles and seashore scavenges. Contact her in advance.


South Milton Sands Beach
South Milton Sands Beach
South Milton Sands Beach
South Milton Sands Beach
South Milton Sands Beach
South Milton Sands Beach
South Milton Sands Beach


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A definite favourite for me! Beautiful sheltered sandy beach with nearby parking. It never gets too crowded here and the cafe is outstanding. We spend many days here each summer and always feel like we're on holiday even though we live only a few miles away! 
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