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Beaches & Coves That Are Close To HIGH-SPIRITS

**** WOULD YOU PREFER A QUIET AND BEAUTIFUL BEACH? ****

Some of the beaches and coves are naturally quiet and those that I have said are ‘busy’ are less busy when the kiddies are in school. To get more beach please aim to go when the tide is low.

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Breakwater Beach

Brixham

Next to Brixham Marina is The Breakwater Beach and it is a Blue Flag beach.

 

 

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Fishcombe Cove

Brixham

Fishcombe Cove is ideal if you want to escape the crowds. Situated along the coast from Brixham, this small shingle beach is a quiet, peaceful little cove protected on all sides by tall red cliffs.

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St Mary’s Bay

0.3 miles from HIGH-SPIRITClick here to see the location. it is actually easier to walk it.

NICE CAFÉ: NO

QUIET / BUSY BEACH: QUIET

GOOD FOR A SWIM: YES

GOOD FOR A RUN: YES

FREE PARKING: NO – location of parking TQ5 9FH

PEBBLES: YES mixed

SAND: YES mixed

COMMENTS: You can walk to St Mary’s Bay, or you can drive and park at TQ5 9FH. Then you will have an 8 min walk. It is a pretty walk but please note there are a lot of steps to go down to the cove. It is worth it though.

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Broadsands & Elberry Cove & Churston Cove

4 miles from HIGH-SPIRIT, 11 mins by car

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GOOD FOR A SWIM: YES

GOOD FOR A RUN: YES

QUIET / BUSY BEACH: BUSY

FREE PARKING: NO – location of parking is TQ4 6HL

SAND: YES Broadsands

PEBBLES: YES Elbury

COMMENTS: Broadsands Beach is great for an early morning run along the sand, walk or swim. It has a lovely bistro that serves food all day. You can do watersports here and I think this beach gets busy during the day as there are a lot of beach huts here.

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Elberry Cove

Then, about 10 min walk along the coastal path from the Broadsands

Beach there is The Elberry Cove. I love this beach! It is very pretty and has white pebbles. It is nice for relaxing and walking. Then as you continue to walk on the coastal path you will come to Churston Cove which is also pretty

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Man Sands beach

4.9 miles from HIGH-SPIRIT, 16 mins by car

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It is also an incredibly beautiful coastal walk if you are fit…(as there is a hill) take a look at this link to see the location. for directions…

GOOD FOR A SWIM: YES

GOOD FOR A RUN: YES

QUIET / BUSY BEACH: QUIET

FREE PARKING: NO TQ6 0EF should lead you to Scabbacombe Road. This road becomes Woodhuish Lane, where the Man Sands small National Trust car park is located. Another NT car park 0.5 mile away.

GPS 50.367333, -3.529703. The OS grid reference is: SX913530

SAND: YES

PEBBLES: NO

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Goodrington Sands

4.5 miles HIGH-SPIRIT, 14 mins by car

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NICE CAFÉ: YES you can have a cream tea at The Recliffe Hotel TQ3 2NL

GOOD FOR A SWIM: YES

GOOD FOR A RUN: YES

QUIET / BUSY BEACH: BUSY

FREE PARKING: YES if you have a drink or a cream tea at The Recliffe Hotel TQ3 2NL

PEBBLES: NO

SAND: YES

COMMENTS: This a beautifully long beach and maybe great for running and swimming.

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Blackpool Sands

9.2 miles from HIGH-SPIRIT, via Totnes, which is a really nice place to visit. 46 mins by car

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NICE CAFÉ: YES

GOOD FOR A SWIM: YES

GOOD FOR A RUN: NO fine pebbles need trainers

QUIET / BUSY BEACH: BUSY

FREE PARKING: NO location of parking TQ6 0RG Free parking from November to mid-March otherwise £5-£8

PEBBLES: YES

SAND: NO

COMMENTS: This is a really stunning, sheltered shingle bay. As it is pebbly you might want to have some sort of walking shoes or beach shoes. There is a great café called Venus – tel no 01803 770209

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Slapton Sands

23 miles from HIGH-SPIRIT, via Totnes, which is a really nice place to visit. 49 mins by car

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NICE CAFÉ: NO

GOOD FOR A SWIM: YES

GOOD FOR A RUN: NO

QUIET / BUSY BEACH: BUSY BUT SO HUGE IT DOESN’T REALLY MATTER

FREE PARKING: NO TQ7 2TQ for Torcross, 3 car parks and toilets by one car park

PEBBLES: YES

SAND: NO

COMMENTS: Great

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Sugary Cove & Compass Cove

5.8 miles from HIGH-SPIRIT, 39 mins by car

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NICE CAFÉ: NO

GOOD FOR A SWIM: YES

GOOD FOR A RUN: NO

QUIET / BUSY BEACH: QUIET

FREE PARKING: Park at Dartmouth Castle TQ6 0JN 5 min walk

PEBBLES: YES

SAND: NO

COMMENTS: This is a small cove with steep steps. Azure water- stunning even on grey day – no beach at high tide. If you keep walking on the coastal path for about 20 minutes, you will then come to Compass Cove. Again there is no beach at high tide and it is a small cove with steep steps. The water runs off the cliffs onto the beach and it is really beautiful.

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Salcombe

29 miles from HIGH-SPIRIT, 59 mins by car

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NICE CAFÉ: YES loads

GOOD FOR A SWIM: YES

GOOD FOR A RUN: YES

QUIET / BUSY BEACH: BUSY

FREE PARKING: NO

Salcombe – North swim – TQ8 8JQ

Salcombe – South swim – TQ8 8LL

PEBBLES: NO

SAND: YES

COMMENTS: Very beautiful and really worth a visit

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South Milton Sands / Thurlestone

26 miles from HIGH-SPIRIT, 55 mins by car

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NICE CAFÉ: YES

GOOD FOR A SWIM: YES

GOOD FOR A RUN: YES

QUIET / BUSY BEACH: BUSY

FREE PARKING: TQ7 3JY National Trust car park

PEBBLES: NO

SAND: YES

COMMENTS: Super beautiful beach with rocks at each end. Really worth a visit. Can be exposed to prevailing wind

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Bantham

26 miles from HIGH-SPIRIT, 55 mins by car

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NICE CAFÉ: NO ?

GOOD FOR A SWIM: YES

GOOD FOR A RUN: YES

QUIET / BUSY BEACH: BUSY

FREE PARKING: NO, quite pricey TQ7 3AN

PEBBLES: NO

SAND: YES

COMMENTS: Very pretty. Surfer location – loads of boards on the water. Can have RIP tides so careful swimming

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Bigbury on Sea

29 miles from HIGH-SPIRIT, 60 mins by car

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NICE CAFÉ: YES – posh hotel for a cream tea on Burgh Island

GOOD FOR A SWIM: YES

GOOD FOR A RUN :YES

QUIET / BUSY BEACH: BUSY

FREE PARKING: NO TQ7 4AZ

PEBBLES: NO

SAND: YES

COMMENTS: Burgh Island access with tractor at high tide which is quite fun to see

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There are many many more beautiful beaches and coves to discover….