Family fun by the sea

Get the sand between your toes, crunch along pebbly beaches or stretch your legs on a coastal walk with far-reaching views. Here's a list of places from north to south Devon for family fun by the sea

Beach ranger Gudrun at a Rockpool Ramble

Have fun in North Devon this summer

Join us for an action packed programme of events in North Devon this summer to encourage families to explore and enjoy this beautiful coastline.

family with dog enjoying a walk

Free family fun at Baggy Point

Family activity packs can be borrowed for free from the National Trust car park hut at Baggy Point, Croyde from Easter to the end of October or you can download them here.

Tractor Trailer at Mortehoe, North Devon

Little known Mortehoe

Seal spotting and tractor rides await at Mortehoe in North Devon. Why not explore a new bit of coastline?

Surfer at Woolacombe, Devon

Top surf spots in North Devon

North Devon offers some of the best surfing beaches in the country - check out some of our top surf spots in stunning locations.

A close up of a seal on its side in the sand

Baggy Point easy access walk

An easy walk that's great for families, taking you along the west side of Baggy Point, with far-reaching coastal and sea views.

Visitors walking at Heddon Valley, North Devon

Things to see and do in the Heddon Valley

Discover the wilds of West Exmoor on a trip to the Heddon Valley.

Child jumping over waves at Wembury Beach, Wembury, Devon

Seaside fun at Wembury

Rockpools, coast paths and sea views await at Wembury beach near Plymouth

A view towards Sunny Cove from the coast path

Nearby South Devon beaches

The area around Mill Bay provides sandy retreats and coves away from the busier beaches. Hidden gems that are perfect for resting a while when walking the coast path, or to spend the day and build sand castles, or discover rock pools.

Unspoilt pebble beach at Branscombe

Family fun by the sea in Branscombe

A pebbly beach, seasonal treats in the bakery and a chance to see an ancient forge in action. Why not explore Branscombe this summer?

The view over the Salcombe estuary from the house and garden at Overbeck's, Devon.

East Soar to Overbeck's walk

Discover a sub-tropical garden hidden in the heart of Devon on this interesting and eclectic National Trust trail.

View from Salcombe Hill looking down to Sidmouth and the Jurassic coastline

Salcombe views and valleys

Enjoy incredible views on this gentle walk around Salcombe Hill in Devon.

Branscombe Beach sunrise in winter

A long stretch of shingle beach 

Fantastic for a family day out, the shingle beach at Branscombe is part of the famous Jurassic Coast. Enjoy a dip in the water, see how far you can skim a stone, or see what hidden creatures you can discover in the rock pools.

Enjoy some beach games this summer

Come out to play this summer in South Devon

Find us on the beach every Tuesday (weather dependant) through the summer holidays for free fun and games for all the family.