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Putsborough Sand

Putsborough Sand beach, Devon. Copyright image.
Copyright © Mark Jordan

Putsborough Sand is the name given to the quieter southern end of the northwest-facing two mile stretch of Woolacombe Sands on the North Devon coast.

One of North Devon's most popular beaches along with Croyde and Saunton Sands, Woolacombe can be very busy in high season. The Putsborough end can often be less busy as it lies further from the facilities and other attractions of the resort.

Sheltered to the south and west from the imposing bulk of Baggy Point, the beach is backed by dunes. It is accessed from its own paying car park and offers a fine stretch of golden sand with some excellent surf on a gently sloping beach. The beach attracts surfers of all abilities eager to test the Atlantic swell. Family friendly, the sand has excellent castle building qualities and is large enough for most types of beach games.

The beach is managed locally and is accessed by steps. Toilets are located nearby with all the other facilities located at the Woolacombe end.




 Sandy beach

 Good Surfing


 Lifeguard in summer

 Dogs on some parts of beach

 Cafe, shop or pub


 Family friendly

OS Explorer Map 139: Bideford, Ilfracombe and Barnstaple

OS Explorer Map 139: Bideford, Ilfracombe and Barnstaple

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.

Local area

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Braunton, Woolacombe, Ilfracombe and Northam.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

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:



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Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Braunton, Mortehoe, Ilfracombe and Combe Martin.

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