Jack's Cottage and Creber Cottage at Foales Leigh Farm. Two beautifully presented self-catering holiday
cottages in the heart of the South Hams, between Harbertonford and Totnes in South Devon.
South Devon - especially the coastline between Dartmouth and Plymouth - has some of the most beautiful beaches and stunning coastline in the country. From the child friendly beach at Blackpool Sands to the surfers favourite, Bantham, we are ideally located to reach any of these lovely coastal areas.

Below we have put together a small list of local beaches.

‹‹ Hallsands, with Slapton Sands in the distance

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Blackpool Sands
Bantham with the hotel on Burgh island in the distance
Blackpool Sands
Blackpool Sands, set in a sheltered bay surrounded by evergreens and pines is one of South Devon's most beautiful natural treasures. A shingle beach, as are all the main beaches in Start Bay located only 3 miles West of Dartmouth.

Bantham Beach is situated on the South coast of Devon in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Idyllically set at the mouth of the river Avon Bantham beach looks out toward Burgh Island.

As well as fine golden sand Bantham Beach also has rock pools and sand dunes making it an ideal beach for all the family.

Facilities available during the summer include a life guard, toilets and first aid, there is also disabled access and a pay car park.

Bantham Beach has been MCS Recommended for it's high quality water standards and has won a Blue Flag award. Aprox 30 minutes by car.

Famous for Burgh Island, which is linked to the main land by the beach, when the tide is in reach the island by riding on the sea tractor! Bigbury-on-Sea provides plenty of fine "Sand Castle Sand" along with many excellent facilities, including a shop, toilets and pub.

Beautiful views are assured over to Bantham and along Bigbury Bay.

Thurlestone Sands, with its wide sandy beach is one of several locally owned by the National Trust and attracts both families and water sports enthusiasts. The wide sandy beach is backed by a nature reserve where rare and exciting birds have been spotted. Those preferring exercise to sunbathing can take off along the South Devon Coastal Path for wonderful walks with spectacular views.

Picturesque and historic Thurlestone village, slightly inland, with its 13th Century church and pretty thatched cottages also offers a pub, a hotel and post office/village stores.

The waters here are particularly well suited to surfing, windsurfing or canoeing.
During the summer months a range of watersports equipment can be hired on the beach.

Nearby Thurlestone Golf club is set in about 50 spectacular acres on the cliff top with beautiful sea views.

You can walk from Thurlestone to the quaint harbour of Hope Cove along the cliff top, well recommended.

© 2023 Jack's Cottage and Creber Cottage at Foales Leigh Farm, Harberton, Nr Totnes, Devon, TQ9 7SS. Self-catering holiday cottages near Dartmouth and Totnes in the South Hams, Devon, available for holiday rental all year round.

Phone: 0788 777 6146 • 07990 528856
email: catherinechudley@gmail.com