North Hallsands lies on the South Devon coast roughly halfway between Start Point in the south and Beesands in the north.
East-facing the shingle beach slopes quite sharply into the water. It is picturesque but is seldom crowded, even in high season. The beach stretches in a long thin line north and so care should be taken not to get cut off by the tide.
Some parking is available at the relatively small North Hallsands car park, severely damaged in the great storms of February 2014, and not quite fully repaired yet, and also at the South Hallsands car park about five minutes away on foot.
There are no toilets or other facilities so it may be wise to bring your own refreshments and beach gear.
Dogs are allowed on North Hallsands all year round.
There are some good walks to be had along the South West Coast Path south and east to Start Point or north over Tinsey Head to Beesands and ultimately Slapton sands and the freshwater lake of Slapton Ley.
✔ Interesting geology
✔ Dogs permitted
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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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