Broad Sands Beach

Broad Sands is a beach near Watermouth between Ilfracombe and Combe Martin on Devon’s North Coast. The beach is a sand and shingle cove protected by high wooded cliffs with some rocks to climb and caves worth exploring with care. The high cliffs make this a sheltered beach for swimming.

Although this is a hard beach to access you will find in the summer this can be busy as you have some local holiday parks.

The beach has no facilities with access down a steep cliff descent of 200+ steps from the coast path.

Devon also has a similarly named beach on the south coast near Paignton, click here for Broadsands beach, Paignton.

Dog Friendly Beach?

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Broad Sands Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 96 beaches in Devon, or check our list of Devon Dog Friendly Beaches.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 3℃ to 4.1℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (SSE)
Monday, Feb 06partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.7℃ to 2.6℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (SSE)
Tuesday, Feb 07fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 0.1℃ to 0.9℃ with wind speed 3.3 m/sec (SE)
Wednesday, Feb 08fair_night
Expect a temp in the range -0.6℃ to 0℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (SE)
Thursday, Feb 09cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4℃ to 7℃ with wind speed 5 m/sec (S)
Friday, Feb 10fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 0.3℃ to 4℃ with wind speed 0.9 m/sec (ESE)
Saturday, Feb 11cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.3℃ to 6.2℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (S)

Ilfracombe weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Broad Sands Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Broad Sands Beach is at Ilfracombe 4.00 km (2.48 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.

Sun 05 Feb
   High Tide at 05:57 (Height 8.41m)
   Low Tide at 11:59 (Height 1.69m)
   High Tide at 18:18 (Height 8.37m)
Mon 06 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:08 (Height 1.54m)
   High Tide at 06:31 (Height 8.61m)
   Low Tide at 12:30 (Height 1.49m)
   High Tide at 18:51 (Height 8.52m)
Tue 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:40 (Height 1.37m)
   High Tide at 07:02 (Height 8.73m)
   Low Tide at 13:01 (Height 1.36m)
   High Tide at 19:22 (Height 8.61m)
Wed 08 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:12 (Height 1.27m)
   High Tide at 07:33 (Height 8.79m)
   Low Tide at 13:32 (Height 1.31m)
   High Tide at 19:52 (Height 8.62m)
Thu 09 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:42 (Height 1.27m)
   High Tide at 08:03 (Height 8.76m)
   Low Tide at 14:02 (Height 1.36m)
   High Tide at 20:22 (Height 8.53m)
Fri 10 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:12 (Height 1.38m)
   High Tide at 08:33 (Height 8.64m)
   Low Tide at 14:30 (Height 1.52m)
   High Tide at 20:52 (Height 8.34m)
Sat 11 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:41 (Height 1.60m)
   High Tide at 09:05 (Height 8.41m)
   Low Tide at 14:58 (Height 1.78m)
   High Tide at 21:24 (Height 8.06m)

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