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“One of the best beaches in Devon”
Review of Sandymouth Beach

Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Stibb
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“One of the best beaches in Devon”
Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

Sandymouth beach when the tide is going out is wonderful. There are always great waves for body boarding or wave jumping. There are lots of small pools left in the sand by the retreating sea, which are perfect for littler children or those who don't like the bigger waves. There are stones and pebbles to collect or make pictures with. There are large rocks to climb on at the back of the beach. There are lifeguards there keeping you safe. There are amazing views. There's a national trust car park. And there's a fantastic shop/cafe with clean toilets. Watch out for the incoming tide though!

Visited August 2013
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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“Great beach, super waves, parking limited”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

We loved this mostly pebble beach, which is national trust, so if you are a member you can park for free, me and my daughter had great fun body boarding in the crashing waves and there was a shop if you needed refreshments. Overall, great beach.

Visited August 2013
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Gtr Manchester
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40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Fabulous beach”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

Fabulous beach.
Ideal if you are a surfer, paddler or just want to flop on the beach!
Be aware that dogs are allowed on the beach during the summer months.
Very clean and tidy.

Visited August 2013
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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“Great beach”
Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

We have just returned from a weeks stay nr Sandymouth. We spent three days on this beach and enjoyed every minute. Got there at 11 am each day, had no issue parking as NT members parked for free. Kids loved body boarding for hours on end in the large waves.

When the tide is out it is a glorious sandy beach with rock pools.to explore but check the tide times as it takes approximatelt 2 hours for the sand to appear. Although you can spend that walking the coastal path or getting some refreshments in what i thought was a reasonably prived cafe considering you are a captive audience and they could try and rip you off. Also sells beach toys and body boards etc again all at a reasonable price.

Visited August 2013
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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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“Look at the tides before going!”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

If you turn up at high tide all you will find are shingles and rocks. Opt for low tide and you are faced with a vast expanse of sand - you can walk round to Northcott and Cooklet beaches - and rock pools. Do swim only between the lifeguard flags as currents can be strong otherwise. It's an uneven path down to the beach - it only takes about 5 minutes to walk - but it is sandwiched between a lovely surfing beach and a cafe at the top. (It is not suitable for wheelchairs. Even prams can be a struggle.) If you are a National Trust member, remember to bring your card as it costs £4.50 a day for parking.

Visited August 2013
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