Devon Beach Guide

St Marys Bay Beach

St Marys Bay is a large sandy beach on the outskirts of Brixham. There are no facilities or toilets so the beach is fairly quiet. There is good coast path walking around Sharkham Point and north to Berry Head.
Signs warn of unstable cliffs. See Beach Safety Guide.
There are steep steps from the coast path to the beach.
Dogs allowed all year.
Brixham is about 33 miles from Plymouth and 29 miles from Exeter. From Exeter take the A38 and shortly after Exeter take the A380 (signposted to Torquay) and follow the A380 past Newton Abbot to the outskirts of Paignton. Alternatively from the Plymouth direction, take the A38 and at Marley Head turn onto the A385 (signposted to Paignton) and continue on the A385 through Totnes to the outskirts of Paignton. At Paignton take the A3022 to Brixham. Approaching Brixham at the Monksbridge junction turn right and follow this road to a roundabout and then turn left and follow this road to the Great Gate crossroads. Here turn right and continue on this road and then turn left onto Castor Road. Continue on Castor Road and then turn left onto St Marys Road and follow St Marys Road out of town past the holiday camp to park at the Sharkham Point car park. Then walk St Marys Road to the coast path and there is a path down to St Marys Bay beach.
Post Code:
TQ5 9PY.
Car park at Sharkham Point.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
Brixham (1 mile, pebble beach and tidal pool, disabled access)
Goodrington Sands (4 miles, sandy beach, part dog friendly, disabled access)
Paignton (5 miles, sandy beach, disabled access)
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