South Devon National Landscape
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Totnes TQ9 5NE


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South Sands

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South Sands

The following information is correct to the best of our knowledge, however, if you spot anything that you know to be different, please contact us.

Popular, sandy beach, sheltered from west winds.
South Hams District Council.
Six concrete steps to beach or concrete ramp.
Disabled access
Wheelchair access onto beach via concrete ramp.
There is limited parking (privately owned) at South Sands. Many visitors use the passenger ferry from Whitestrand Quay in the summer months or choose to walk.
Toilets 40m, beach café, watersports and equipment hire from Sea Kayak Salcombe. Refreshments. Ferry to Salcombe. Telephone box at entrance to car park.
Suitable water area for young children when supervised. Coastal walks. Water sports. Swimming with no strong currrents when calm.
Dogs are not permitted on the beach at any time of day between 1st May and 30th September inclusive.
Unknown, please read the FAQs.
Slipway access
Owned by South Hams District Council, managed by South Sands Sailing under contract to the council. Launching of craft permitted. Launching fees and beach boat parking permits available from Sea Kayak Salcombe and Salcombe Harbour Office.

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