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.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 7 beaches at Plymouth, 96 beaches in Devon, or check our list of Devon Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Mothecombe and Coastguards 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 10.1℃ to 11.1℃ with wind speed 4.4 m/sec (ESE)
Thursday, Dec 01partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 9.2℃ to 9.6℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (E)
Friday, Dec 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.6℃ to 6.3℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (NE)
Saturday, Dec 03partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 5℃ to 6.1℃ with wind speed 6.2 m/sec (NE)
Sunday, Dec 04fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.5℃ to 4.4℃ with wind speed 8.3 m/sec (NE)
Monday, Dec 05rainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.2℃ to 6.5℃ with wind speed 6 m/sec (NE)
Tuesday, Dec 06rain
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.

Wed 30 Nov
   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)
Thu 01 Dec
   Low Tide at 05:17 (Height 2.00m)
   High Tide at 11:45 (Height 4.73m)
   Low Tide at 18:04 (Height 1.83m)
Fri 02 Dec
   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)
Sat 03 Dec
   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)
Sun 04 Dec
   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)
Mon 05 Dec
   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)
Tue 06 Dec
   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)

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