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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
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:
There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby: