Challaborough Beach

Challaborough beach is a popular family and surfing beach offering a predominantly left-hand point break. It has a horseshoe shaped bay with a sand bar protecting the entrance and is split by a small stream. The beach has views of Burgh Island.

Popular with for diving with several wrecks along the nearby coastline.

Facilities include disabled access, slipways and lifeguards patrol most of the year.

Challaborough Beach has dog restrictions.
Challaborough beach, Dogs are banned from the beach during the summer months.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 6 beaches at Bigbury-on-Sea, 96 beaches in Devon, or check our list of Devon Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Challaborough Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range -1.7℃ to -0.1℃ with wind speed 1.8 m/sec (NNE)
Saturday, Dec 10fog
Expect a temp in the range -1.7℃ to 1.1℃ with wind speed 1 m/sec (NNE)
Sunday, Dec 11fog
Expect a temp in the range -0.2℃ to 0.9℃ with wind speed 1.4 m/sec (N)
Monday, Dec 12fog
Expect a temp in the range -0.9℃ to -0.7℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (NE)
Tuesday, Dec 13lightsleet
Expect a temp in the range 1.4℃ to 1.9℃ with wind speed 6.1 m/sec (NE)
Wednesday, Dec 14clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range -1.7℃ to -0.5℃ with wind speed 6.2 m/sec (NE)
Thursday, Dec 15clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range -2.4℃ to -0.3℃ with wind speed 2.5 m/sec (NNE)

Bigbury-on-Sea weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Challaborough Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Challaborough Beach is at Salcombe 11.43 km (7.10 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Fri 09 Dec
   Low Tide at 00:13 (Height 0.99m)
   High Tide at 06:23 (Height 5.02m)
   Low Tide at 12:34 (Height 1.14m)
   High Tide at 18:40 (Height 4.75m)
Sat 10 Dec
   Low Tide at 00:47 (Height 1.07m)
   High Tide at 06:57 (Height 4.96m)
   Low Tide at 13:08 (Height 1.24m)
   High Tide at 19:13 (Height 4.62m)
Sun 11 Dec
   Low Tide at 01:20 (Height 1.19m)
   High Tide at 07:29 (Height 4.85m)
   Low Tide at 13:40 (Height 1.37m)
   High Tide at 19:44 (Height 4.47m)
Mon 12 Dec
   Low Tide at 01:52 (Height 1.35m)
   High Tide at 08:00 (Height 4.73m)
   Low Tide at 14:11 (Height 1.49m)
   High Tide at 20:16 (Height 4.33m)
Tue 13 Dec
   Low Tide at 02:24 (Height 1.51m)
   High Tide at 08:32 (Height 4.60m)
   Low Tide at 14:43 (Height 1.60m)
   High Tide at 20:50 (Height 4.20m)
Wed 14 Dec
   Low Tide at 02:57 (Height 1.67m)
   High Tide at 09:08 (Height 4.47m)
   Low Tide at 15:18 (Height 1.70m)
   High Tide at 21:31 (Height 4.09m)
Thu 15 Dec
   Low Tide at 03:34 (Height 1.84m)
   High Tide at 09:50 (Height 4.36m)
   Low Tide at 15:59 (Height 1.79m)
   High Tide at 22:21 (Height 4.00m)

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