22nd May 2018

Top Swimming Beaches in Devon Worth Visiting

In North Devon, there is an abundance of beaches that could be named the perfect swimming beach, and everyone has their favourite sandy spot for a splash in the sea. With that in mind, we'd like to share an article from Brend Hotels, our parent company, which looks at 10 of the best swimming beaches in Devon.

Being based in Barnstaple, the centre town of North Devon, we're ideally positioned to reach so many of the area's beaches mentioned in their article.

Making an appearance, we have:

Westward Ho! has to be on any list of top Devon beaches, and we agree it rightly deserves a place here. Behind the long section of sand, famous pebbled ridge and lots of amusements and family attractions is the sea calling to swim in. It's actually a Blue Flay beach, meaning the waters are officially clean and safe for all. 

Woolacombe and Saunton Sands are the biggest sandy beaches in the area. Popular for sun, sea, sand and surf, it's clear to see why the beaches are popular as the golden sands and blue seas stretch for as far as the eye can see. Those looking for a swim should walk down the sand to pick a quieter spot for a refreshing splash. 

Tunnels Beach is truly unique because the small beach comes with its own natural swimming pool and to reach it you have to go through the cliff - hence the name. Swimming here is great because the rocks form a natural pool, with no tide or waves, ideal for those who want to relax in the water and look out to sea and along the dramatic Ilfracombe coast. 

Barricane Beach is like the little sister of Woolacombe. It's found next door but is smaller and it feels more private. Enjoy a swim here when the tides in and explore the rockpools when it's out. In the summer evenings stay for the famous curries to warm.

Also featured are Broad Sands and Woody Bay which are both secluded, remote and not accessible by car. They are on the Exmoor shore, meaning getting to them involves walking downhill and doing the journey back up the cliffs. Both are excellent places to swim, away from the crowds in lovely and often overlooked spots. The effort of visiting them via the country tracks is always worth your time. 

See the full article by Brend Hotels via this link... 

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