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Notice: Please access the sands from South Milton. Both the car park and Beach house cafe are open.
Long sandy beach, rockpools and dunes with beautiful sunsets
One of the most popular beaches in the South Hams, the golden sands looks out over a bay of crystal clear waters framed by craggy rock formations including the iconic Thurlestone Rock.
Enjoy a relaxing family day on the beach exploring rock pools, beachcombing and taking a dip in the sea. The nearby wetland is home to many species and is an ideal place to spot rare migratory birds. For the more adventurous there are great wind surfing and kayaking opportunities in these sheltered waters.
The bay is also an ideal diving spot to witness the sunken wreck of the Louis Shied situated just off shore.
Situated right on the beach with spectacular views of Thurlestone Rock, the beach house café serves fresh seaside food made with the very best ingredients. Start your day with a delicious breakfast butties or come off the beach for a simple family supper. Cracked crab & moules marinare are the specialties.
Large sections of the sand dunes and boardwalks at the beach have been washed away in the storm surges. Please take great care when walking along the beach as the sand dunes are undercut and unstable. A big thank you to the local community who have played a major role in helping us to clean up the beach.
50 things to do
We can think of at least 10 things you could tick off your 50 things to do before you're 11¾ at South Milton Sands. How about bringing a kite? It can get pretty windy on the beach. Maybe you could create some wild art with sand, seaweed and stones and send us a picture on our Facebook page?