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Homepage  |  The Best Beaches in South Devon
27/08/2019

The Best Beaches in South Devon

Nothing says traditional British holiday more than a trip to the sea-side. Galmpton Touring Park is the perfect place to pitch your tent or park your caravan before heading off to visit some of the most beautiful beaches of the English Riviera. Here’s a few of the best that you definitely don’t want to miss!

Blackpool Sands

Blue Flag awarded Blackpool Sands on the South Devon coastline is an unspoilt bay of natural beauty. Sheltered amongst evergreens and pines, this relaxing shingle beach is a lovely sheltered treasure cove away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. The beautiful clear sea will fool even the most worldly traveller into thinking they’ve packed their passport and flown to the Mediterranean.

As well as stunning scenery, Blackpool Sands has amazing facilities. The Venus Beach Cafe offers impressive views across the beach and is the perfect spot for a peaceful breakfast, light lunch or refreshing drink. Enjoy fresh organic produce and local alcoholic drinks at this delightful spot.

Well rested? Why not liven your sea-side trip up by trying out some of the water sports on offer at Blackpool Sands. Hire a single, double or triple kayak and ride the waves, or dare to try a paddle board and take on a challenge this summer.

Remember to leave your pooches at home for this one as dogs are banned from March until October!

Slapton Sands

For a beach with some interesting modern history, visit Slapton Sands. In 1943, the beach was raided by allied forces and used as a ‘rehearsal’ space for the infamous D-Day Landings, resulting in the tragic death of many American servicemen. You can visit a stone monument to mark their memory and pay respects.

In modern times, however, the beach is enjoyed by many for its amazing climate, water sports and safe ocean. A beachside cafe serves refreshments for hungry beach goers and you’ll be happy to hear that Slapton Sands is a dog-friendly beach, all year round! So feel free to bring your well-behaved furry friends along for some fun in the sun.

While you’re here, don’t forgot to visit the National Nature Reserve, which covers 490 acres of gorgeous natural woodland and greenery.

Broadsands Beach Paignton

A charming bay on the English Riviera, Broadsands Beach Paignton offers an expansive sandy beach, perfect for building sandcastles or kicking back with a book. Alternatively, explore rock pools with the children and see what wonders of the sea you can uncover.

The beach is conveniently surrounded by a large area of parkland so bring a bat and ball or a frisbee to make the most of this versatile beach.

Whilst dogs are not allowed on the beach during summer, you are allowed to walk your pets on the expansive exercise area behind the beach.

Make sure you have somewhere cosy to rinse the sand from between your toes after a long, hard day of relaxing at the beach. With amazing facilities, whether you’re staying in a caravan, tent or motorhome, Galmpton Touring Park is the perfect place for a country escape, and we’re dog friendly! To book your stay with us, click here to visit our website.

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