For the purposes of this guide, West Devon is approximately
15 miles of the Devon coast close to Plymouth. Most of
the beaches here are smaller beaches.
Plymouth Hoe, there
are small beaches and sunbathing areas. There are also
small beaches at Batten Bay
Beach. Further west are the popular family beaches
Bovisand Beach and
Wembury Beach. There
is fine coast path walking around Wembury.
is also good walking from Noss Mayo along the River Yealm
to Gara Point and beyond. At the entrance of the River
Yealm is the small Cellar
Beach. Also a few miles from Noss Mayo,
is Stoke Beach, but there
is limited parking here.
west, there is a large expanse of sand at the mouth of
the River Erme. Either side of the Erme, are the beaches
at Mothecombe Beach
and Wonwell Beach.
for surfers in West Devon are a bit limited. Wembury can
be surfed, but it is probably better to head further west
to Bantham Sand
in South Devon.
you are staying close to Plymouth, then its also worth
exploring South East Cornwall. There are fine beaches
Bay and pleasant seaside towns and villages to visit
car, Plymouth can be reached via the A38 trunk road. At
the Marsh Mills roundabout turn onto the A374 and at the
Laira Bridge turn onto the A379 to access West Devon and