Find places to stay around Thurlestone in the South Hams of South Devon. The beaches around this coastal village are magnificent. It's a short-ish walk west to Bantham Beach and Dunes and Burgh Island, too.
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Thurlestone, Devon, Visitor & Tourism Guide

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Nearby National Park: Dartmoor
AONBs: South Devon and, nearby, Tamar Valley, Cornwall
Select Towns/Villages: Bigbury-on-Sea, Salcombe, East Portlemouth, Outer Hope, Kingsbridge, Dartmouth, Totnes and the towns of The English Riviera

Gorgeous beaches
Not particularly well known, Thurlestone has some amazing beaches and coastline. The village itself is set back from the coastline with a private golf course between. There's plenty of parking to the east of the golf course with access down a path to Thurlestone Leas Foot Sand (Beach).

To the east of Thurlestone Leas Foot Sand (Beach) are Thurlestone Sands/South Milton Sands (Beach). Thurlestone Sand is the western section of this long strip of sand and South Milton Sands is the eastern section. The latter is National Trust property with a car park (charges apply) and a wildlife area behind. Out at sea, you'll see Thurlestone Rock with its distinctive hole.

To the west of Thurlestone Leas Foot Sand (Beach) are a number of smaller beaches beneath the golf course. Further west is the glorious Bantham Beach and Dunes and Bigbury-on-Sea Beach.

South West Coast Path and views
The South West Coast Path runs along the side of the golf course and provides amazing views west to Burgh Island and east to the area around Outer Hope. For views, this is as good a section of the coastal path as you'll get and comes highly recommended. It's gentle stuff so you don't need to be that fit to walk it.

Local area
On the South Devon coast, there's plenty to do and see in the local area. To your east is Salcombe and to the west is Bigbury-on-Sea. Plymouth, Dartmoor National Park and Dartmouth provide great day trips.

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Thurlestone Leas Foot Sand (Beach), Devon

Located in Thurlestone, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Family beach close to Thurlestone and Thurlestone golf course. Sand and pebble beach fringed by dramatic cliffs. Plenty of parking behind the beach with access by a short path. Public toilets...

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The Sloop Inn, Devon

Located in Bantham, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Bantham is a South Devon village by one of South West England's most beautiful beaches. At low tide, the sand at Bantham Beach and Dunes pushes out towards Burgh Island. It's a good spot for a pub. It's a superb spot for...

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Approximately 1.4 miles away.

Rates: £519 - £1,034 Per Week

Set close to Salcombe Burgh Island the surfing beach at Bantham and 1½ miles from Thurlestone's superb sandy beaches (some of which are dog friendly) renowned golf course pubs and shops this comfortable cottage...

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Approximately 1.6 miles away.

Total Bedrooms: 3; Maximum Occupants: 6; Rates: £529 - £1,289 Per Week

A charming holiday home situated in the picturesque fishing village of Hope Cove and benefiting from a terrace, patio and large garden with beautiful country and sea views....

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The Bay
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Approximately 1.7 miles away.

Total Bedrooms: 2; Maximum Occupants: 4; Rates: £459 - £1,129 Per Week

The Bay is a beautifully presented property overlooking the beach at Bigbury-on-Sea, with a balcony benefiting from breathtaking sea views. The property is close to village centre and at low tide is within walking dist...

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