Description:Mattiscombe Beach is a nice sandy beach but with no facilities and the car park is a 10 minute walk. There is good walking and fine scenery around Start Point, though note that the coast path is precarious in places.
Safety:No details available. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:The foot path from the car park to the beach slopes downwards and the final steps down to the beach are steep. Not suitable for wheel chairs.
Dogs:Dogs allowed all year.
Directions:Mattiscombe Beach is about 9 miles from Kingsbridge. From Kingsbridge drive east on the A379 until approaching Stokenham. Alternatively from the Totnes direction, take the A381 and at the Totnes Cross junction turn left onto the A3122 Dartmouth road. Continue on the A3122 for 4-5 miles, then turn right signposted to Strete and Slapton. Follow this road to Strete and at Strete turn right onto the A379 (signposted to Slapton Sands and Torcross) and follow the A379 along Slapton Sands, then after Torcross follow the A379 inland through Stokenham. Just east of Stokenham on the A379 is a mini roundabout. Turn south signposted to Beesands and after 3-4 miles on this road, turn left (signposted to Start Point, Hall Sands and Kellaton). Follow this road for several miles to the Start Point car park. From the car park, take the foot path to Mattiscombe Beach (about 10 minutes walking).
Post Code:TQ7 2ET.
Parking:Car park at Start Point.