Lannacombe Beach lies roughly midway between Prawle Point and Start Point on the South Devon coast.
South-facing the beach consists of pale golden sand with some patches of shingle and is cut by a pair of small streams. The edges of the beach are rockier and at low water a number of rock pools are exposed to entertain younger members of your group.
The beach although small is quite picturesque and the sand has excellent castle building qualities.
The beach is accessed down a narrow lane from Lannacombe Green and is backed by a small car park and Lannacombe Cottage.
Ivy Cove situated just to the southwest of Lannacombe can be reached at low water but please be aware of the state of the tide to ensure that you do not get cut off. The rocky area to the east of the Lannacombe is known as Harris' Beach but is little more than a rock platform.
Arrange to arrive early to ensure your space in the small car park.
Dogs are permitted all year round without restriction.
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Easily accessible
✔ Dogs permitted
✔ Interesting geology
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Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
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