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.

Dog Friendly Beach?

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 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 0.6℃ to 2.4℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (NNE)
Sunday, Jan 29cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 2.6℃ to 5.8℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (NW)
Monday, Jan 30cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9.1℃ to 9.6℃ with wind speed 7.9 m/sec (W)
Tuesday, Jan 31cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.9℃ to 9.2℃ with wind speed 3.9 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Feb 01partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.9℃ to 7.5℃ with wind speed 6.8 m/sec (WNW)
Thursday, Feb 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.2℃ to 8.6℃ with wind speed 6.5 m/sec (WNW)
Friday, Feb 03cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.6℃ to 8.5℃ with wind speed 4.1 m/sec (WNW)

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.

Sat 28 Jan
   Low Tide at 04:19 (Height 1.39m)
   High Tide at 10:38 (Height 4.72m)
   Low Tide at 16:49 (Height 1.52m)
   High Tide at 23:04 (Height 4.38m)
Sun 29 Jan
   Low Tide at 05:05 (Height 1.69m)
   High Tide at 11:24 (Height 4.45m)
   Low Tide at 17:39 (Height 1.79m)
   High Tide at 23:55 (Height 4.20m)
Mon 30 Jan
   Low Tide at 06:01 (Height 1.96m)
   High Tide at 12:19 (Height 4.21m)
   Low Tide at 18:41 (Height 1.99m)
Tue 31 Jan
   High Tide at 00:56 (Height 4.09m)
   Low Tide at 07:16 (Height 2.14m)
   High Tide at 13:25 (Height 4.05m)
   Low Tide at 20:00 (Height 2.05m)
Wed 01 Feb
   High Tide at 02:07 (Height 4.09m)
   Low Tide at 08:40 (Height 2.14m)
   High Tide at 14:41 (Height 4.02m)
   Low Tide at 21:12 (Height 1.95m)
Thu 02 Feb
   High Tide at 03:18 (Height 4.21m)
   Low Tide at 09:47 (Height 1.99m)
   High Tide at 15:51 (Height 4.12m)
   Low Tide at 22:08 (Height 1.75m)
Fri 03 Feb
   High Tide at 04:21 (Height 4.41m)
   Low Tide at 10:38 (Height 1.77m)
   High Tide at 16:51 (Height 4.30m)
   Low Tide at 22:55 (Height 1.54m)

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