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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.

Loving the food

Eat with your eyes - delicious food at the Beach house

Our beach house café is getting fab reviews:

  • 'A jewel that I don't wish to tell anyone about in case they take our table on the next visit'
  • 'By far the best place to eat in Devon'

Check out Trip Advisor for more info

On the water

Stand up Paddle boarding at South Milton Sands

Ranger news

Putting in the new orientation panel at Wembury

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Working with nature

Bringing in the digger to help tidy up the beach

Bringing in the digger to help tidy up the beach

The storms earlier this year had a devastating impact on the landscape here.

The dunes and track were badly damaged. The ranger team have laid a new boardwalk across the dunes and with thanks to the local community we have restored the road way between South Huish and South Milton.

Ranger dogs Bug and Charlie

Bug and Charlie the ranger dogs like to make friends with all our visitors

Bug and Charlie are both rescue dogs who belong to two of our South Devon rangers.

Having a dog with you when out on the estate is a great way to talk to people of all ages. Unfortunately we do have problems with dog mess and livestock attacks and being a dog owner can help when you have to have difficult conversations.

Our Jack Russells also keep the mice down in the workshop so more than earn their keep.