Devonshire Beaches to explore on your next caravan staycation

Devonshire beaches worth exploring on your caravan staycation

April 20, 2023


It seems like forever away, but before you know it, the sun will have its hat on and you’ll be heading off on your staycation – a well-deserved break away from the day job. With this in mind, we wanted to show you a selection of beaches to explore this summer on a range of caravan holidays to Devonshire.

So, if you want to know where the best place to feel the sea breeze blow through your hair is, or where to go to feel the sand between your toes, read on and discover what’s waiting for you in Devonshire!

Devonshire beaches to explore on your next caravan staycation

Blackpool Sands Beach, Devonshire

Blackpool Sands Beach

Set against the pines and rolling South Hams countryside, the crescent moon-shaped beach consists of both sand and shingle.

There are sandpit areas for children to play and build the best sandcastles, whilst the sea offers the opportunity to try out kayaking and paddle boarding. If you haven’t got a wet suit, don’t worry, as there are local places to hire suits and equipment.

At lunch, there are a few local places you could grab a bite to eat, or you could keep the holiday fun going with a beach picnic!

  • Beach Type: Sand and shingle
  • Lifeguard service: Yes
  • Dogs: Dogs are welcome, but banned between Easter and November
  • Postcode: TQ6 0RG
Woolacombe beach, Devonshire

Woolacombe Beach

This award-winning beach is widely recognised as one of the best beaches in the UK, and it’s hard to disagree once you step onto the three-mile-long stretch of sand.

Located along Devon’s north coast, between Croyde and Ilfracombe, this stretch of beach is popular with surfers for the awesome tides that roll towards the sands, and families who are looking for a quintessentially British, yet traditional seaside experience.

  • Beach Type: Sandy
  • Lifeguard service: Yes
  • Dogs: Dogs are banned within certain zones between May to October, but are allowed in adjacent areas if kept on a lead
  • Postcode: EX34 7DN
Westward Ho! Beach, Devonshire

Westward Ho! Beach

With the main beach backed by grasslands of the Northam Burrows Country Park, this stretch of beach is the ideal spot for those that love to swim, surf, kayak and paddle board in the open waters.

If water sports aren’t your thing – the long flat beach is the ideal spot for some safe sunbathing, so don’t forget your sunscreen!

This section of the Devonshire coastline is known for its dramatic cliffs and Westwood Ho! is no exception. Its location falls within the North Devon Coast Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

  • Beach Type: Sandy
  • Lifeguard service: Yes
  • Dogs: Dogs aren’t allowed on the majority of the beach between 1st May and 30th September, although there’s a 200-metre section where dogs are allowed all year, in front of Sandymere
  • Postcode: EX39 1LL

So, will you be taking a trip to one of the beaches above when you visit for a staycation? Or, have you got a favourite Devonshire beach that isn’t on our list? Whichever beach you decide to visit, don’t forget your sunscreen, bucket, spade and a well-deserved picnic!

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