Say goodbye to summer at South Milton Sands

Sunset over Thurlestone Rock and South Milton Sands

A sandy beach, the sound of waves and beachside views for watching the sunset – a perfect setting for the our Big Night Out on the Beach, taking place on Saturday 15 September 2018 at South Milton Sands.

The Big Night Out on the Beach is a firm family favourite
The Big Night Out on the Beach is a firm family favourite
The Big Night Out on the Beach is a firm family favourite

In partnership with the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty team, the event welcomes families for a whole host of activities during the dusky hours to celebrate the end of summer.

Last year families took part in rockpooling, snorkelling, watersports tasters, and a tour of the bird reserve.

Kids can also look forward to a scavenger hunt, storyteller, beach games, crafty activities like seashell necklaces and lots more.

But the highlight of the evening is the Sundown Parade, showcasing sea-themed sculptures carefully constructed by local school children, and guided by glass lanterns that visitors can decorate on the day. 

" The atmosphere at this event is really special. We see familiar and new faces every year, and we often hear visitors say how much they enjoy being on the beach during the sunset and into darkness. "
- Emma Reece, South Devon Ranger

This will be the seventh year that families have flocked to the beach for an evening of activities.A full programme will be available nearer the time.

The event will run from 4 - 9.30pm and is free to attend, though certain activities will have small charges.

2017 programme:

Surfing Sam's 15 minute watersports taster sessions will cost £4 each.

The National Trust Rangers are running 30 minute snorkelling sessions, at £3 per person, suitable for ages 8+. It's recommended that you bring your own wetsuits if possible, though snorkels and fins will be provided. Places will be first-come-first-served, times to be announced.

Between 4 and 6pm, you can join Devon Birds for guided birdwatching with telescopes overlooking the wetland reserve. 

Simply Soulful Yoga will be running Glow-in-the-dark Sunset Beach Yoga, guiding a calming 45min session with uplifting tunes for yoga flow. All abilities welcome, please bring a yoga mat or beach towel, warm clothing and blankets. £5 per person, includes free glow sticks.

The Beachhouse cafe will be open for refreshments, and Holsome Park Quality Meats will have a BBQ on the beach. The National Trust car park is free for members, or £5 for non-members.

For more information, visit the event page here or call us on 01752 346585.