North Sands Bay lies just on the southwest outskirts of the port of Salcombe on the South Devon coast.
Its position and southeast-facing aspect makes it an ideal place to relax while watching the sailing boats passing by. Nearby Fort Charles is a feature. The fine beach of golden sand slopes gently and paddling in the shallow water is great. North Sands can be very busy in high season, so it is best to visit early in the day to ensure your preferred location.
Views east across the Estuary are very pleasing and the excellent facilities and access means the beach 'ticks all the boxes'. Nearby lie the beaches of South Sands, Small's Cove, Fisherman's Cove, Mill Bay and sunny Cove so visitors are really spoilt for choice in Salcombe.
Walkers making use of the South West Coast Path will enjoy walking south and west to Bolt Head and Tail or across the water to East Portlemouth and Prawle Point
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Cafe, shop or pub
✘ Seasonal dog ban
✔ Easily accessible
OS Explorer Map OL20: South Devon
This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns: