Mothecombe and Coastguards Beach
Mothecombe and Coastguards Beach is a large expanse of sand that is a traditional family beach.
There are two parts to the beach. Mothercombe Beach (also called Meadowsfoot Beach) is a privately owned beach and is open on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The nearby Coastguard’s Beach has free public access. The beaches are on the South West Coastal Path and The Erme Estuary next to the beach is managed as a nature reserve.
Mothecombe Beach has a building on the south side of the beach which is built on the site of an early lime kiln, the foundations of which were used in its construction. A little further to the south there is a small circular stone wall that used to be used (no longer is) as a swimming pool as it fills with water as the tide comes in. A little further on is a WW2 Pill Box.
Coastguards Beach also has a Pill Box although it is now almost covered by undergrowth. There are the remains of yet another Pill Box a little south of Coastguards beach.
Car parking, food, toilets. Mothercombe Beach (also called Meadowsfoot Beach) is only open on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Coastguards Beach and Wonwell Beach are open every day.
We have no current information on dog restrictions for Mothecombe and Coastguards Beach.
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Mothecombe and Coastguards Beach Water Quality
- 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 10.1℃ to 11.1℃ with wind speed 4.4 m/sec (ESE)
Expect a temp in the range 9.2℃ to 9.6℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (E)
Expect a temp in the range 5.6℃ to 6.3℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (NE)
Expect a temp in the range 5℃ to 6.1℃ with wind speed 6.2 m/sec (NE)
Expect a temp in the range 3.5℃ to 4.4℃ with wind speed 8.3 m/sec (NE)
Expect a temp in the range 4.2℃ to 6.5℃ with wind speed 6 m/sec (NE)
Expect a temp in the range 9℃ to 9.4℃ with wind speed 9 m/sec (E)
Plymouth weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Mothecombe and Coastguards Beach Tide Times
Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Mothecombe and Coastguards Beach is at River Yealm Entrance 8.28 km (5.15 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.
Low Tide at 04:08 (Height 1.81m)
High Tide at 10:33 (Height 4.87m)
Low Tide at 16:50 (Height 1.73m)
High Tide at 23:20 (Height 4.47m)
Low Tide at 05:17 (Height 2.00m)
High Tide at 11:45 (Height 4.73m)
Low Tide at 18:04 (Height 1.83m)
High Tide at 00:36 (Height 4.43m)
Low Tide at 06:37 (Height 2.03m)
High Tide at 13:00 (Height 4.72m)
Low Tide at 19:21 (Height 1.77m)
High Tide at 01:46 (Height 4.54m)
Low Tide at 07:52 (Height 1.88m)
High Tide at 14:06 (Height 4.80m)
Low Tide at 20:27 (Height 1.59m)
High Tide at 02:45 (Height 4.72m)
Low Tide at 08:53 (Height 1.64m)
High Tide at 15:02 (Height 4.93m)
Low Tide at 21:22 (Height 1.39m)
High Tide at 03:35 (Height 4.90m)
Low Tide at 09:46 (Height 1.41m)
High Tide at 15:52 (Height 5.03m)
Low Tide at 22:10 (Height 1.22m)
High Tide at 04:20 (Height 5.07m)
Low Tide at 10:32 (Height 1.23m)
High Tide at 16:37 (Height 5.10m)
Low Tide at 22:53 (Height 1.12m)
Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.
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