Weston Mouth is a pretty south-facing beach situated on the South Devon coast roughly halfway between Sidmouth and Branscombe
Consisting of shingle with a little sand, Weston Mouth beach lies at the end of a deep valley set between high cliffs.
Visiting the beach entails a bit of a walk down through Weston Combe; quite steep, the route is about three-quarters of a mile long (1 km.), which tends to deter many day-trippers who tend to visit Sidmouth or Branscombe instead. Those who undertake the walk are presented with quite a picturesque beach, free of crowds or other facilities.
There are fine walks along the South West Coast Path west to Sidmouth along Dunscombe Cliff or the slightly easier eastern route to Branscombe Mouth.
The little known Weston Potato Plats lie on the clifftops. These were small plots of land cultivated by residents growing crops of early potatoes, vegetables and strawberries. The area was acquired by the National Trust in the 1970's and has recently been restored in a joint project between the National Trust and the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The nearby Donkey Sanctuary is also well worth a visit.
Please note there are no facilities here and the beach is known for its nude bathing.
Weston Mouth is a dog friendly beach with dogs allowed all year round.
✔ Dogs permitted
✔ Interesting geology
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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:
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