beaches near dawlish

(12 Posts)
MidnightHag Tue 04-Dec-12 07:46:10

If you want a quiet, rural beach don't go to Dawlish Warren: it's a burgers, funfair, noisy type of beach. Teignmouth is quieter, the Ness more rural, but the best beaches are in the South Hams area(Thurlestone, Bigbury etc)

Arcticwaffle Mon 03-Dec-12 21:19:39

I like Dawlish Warren, I like the nature reserve bit, you can do a lot worse. But the remote Devon coves without a town nearby are quite different from the big town beaches.

sparklychocolatepenny Mon 03-Dec-12 20:02:34

Coryton Cove is a quiet beach in Dawlish.
The Ness Beach at Shaldon is quieter too and accessible only by the smuggler's tunnel (or a boat!).
Blackpool Sands is quite a long drive from Dawlish.
Dawlish Warren is a good beach, but gets quite busy. However, you have everything you need in one place - beach, large grass area, gift shops and amusements. The same thing goes for Goodrington Sands.
For quiet beaches a bit further away, try some of the coves near Torquay, e.g. Maidencombe, Oddicombe.

nextsale Mon 03-Dec-12 19:52:30

nothing i dont know the area at all so trying to get ideas from people who know will try dawlish warren too

What's wrong with Dawlish Warren? confused

nextsale Mon 03-Dec-12 19:48:18

just looked at bigbury only just over an hour away so on the list thanks folks

nextsale Mon 03-Dec-12 19:33:52

thanks i was thinking that might do the steam train from goodrington and the ferry over to dartmough booked for by dawlish thinking should of gone bit further south now

Arcticwaffle Mon 03-Dec-12 19:31:50

Blackpool Sands is v pretty but pebbly not sandy. Goodrington is a bit scrabbly and urban, you might as well go out to the less busy end of Dawlish Warren (it gets better if you walk along a bit away from the crowds). For really good sandy beaches, I'd keep going to the Salcombe area, Hope, Thurlestone, Bigbury.

nextsale Mon 03-Dec-12 19:30:36

oh thanks for the reply something quiet and more rural not a town beach like to get some ideas before i go and a list of places to go

MidnightHag Mon 03-Dec-12 19:26:52

Teignmouth and Ness are probably nearest and not bad. What kind of beach are you looking for?

nextsale Mon 03-Dec-12 19:20:31

just been having a look on the net and broadsands looks nice also goodrington sands anyone have any experience of these

nextsale Wed 28-Nov-12 20:10:22

do not know the area at all can anyone recommend the nicest beaches near dawlish like the look of blackpool sands but an hour away i know you guys will have some tips

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