Beesands village

Beesands and Hallsands

All of maritime life is here in Start Bay's great sweep of sea and land, traditional fishing communities, and the mysterious and tragic lost village of Hallsands. The walk wends its way home again along green lanes and footpaths.


Start Seafront car park, Beesands
Distance 3.75 miles
Circular Walk? Yes
Grade Moderate

Coast path with one long flight of steps; surfaced roads; field footpath; tracks and green lanes.

Obstacles and steep gradients

1 stile; 2 flights of steps; 1 steep ascent.


This route is not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.

Public transport

Coleridge Community Bus from Beesands and North Hallsands to Kingsbrige Fridays only 01548 580215. For information on public transport in South Hams please call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or visit

Refreshment stops

The Cricket Inn, Beesands; lunches, seafood specialities, cream teas 01548 580215. Trout's Servery, South Hallsands; drinks, cream teas, lunches.


Public toilets by car park in Beesands.


Seafront car park at Beesands. Free.


Please contact Dartmouth Tourist Information Centre on 01803 834224 or visit

Other facilities

Public payphone by car park in Beesands.

OS map Explorer OL20
Grid reference SX819405

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