Granted a Blue Flag Award for 2015, Sandy Bay lies on the South Devon coast near Exmouth, located between Orcombe Point and Straight Point.
Approximately a mile long, the south facing beach is indeed sandy with rock pools located at one end.
A favourite with families, there are good facilities here due to the nearby Devon Cliffs (Haven) and Sandy Bay (Hoseasons) holiday parks.
Access is easy from the adjacent car park.
West of Sandy Bay lie the Orcombe Rocks, well known to fossil hunters and enthusiasts, and the Geoneedle on Orcombe Point, unveiled by HRH the Prince of Wales in 2002, marking the western end of the 96 mile long (155km.) Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site
✔ Family friendly
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Lifeguard in summer
✘ Total dog ban
✔ Cafe, shop or pub
OS Explorer Map 115: Exmouth and Sidmouth, Honiton
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: