Thurlestone Sands Beach

South Milton Sands beach, Thurlestone, Devon

Place Category: Beaches

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  • Thurlestone Sands is the larger of the two Thurlestone sands beaches – fine, shingle sand and sheltered waters. The southern part is also known as South Milton Sands.

    This beach is very much the beach that time forgot, a family beach for traditional beach activities and games; just relax and play amongst the rock pools.

    Just off the beach is Thurlestone Rock, a natural arc that gives the town its name.

    The town itself is full of thatched cottages and behind the beach you have fields and a National Trust nature reserve.

    You can occasionally get a south-westerly swell which produces some big surf.

    Facilities include car park, cafe, shops, toilets, lifeguards in the summer.

    Thurlestone Sands Beach allows dogs. Thurlestone Sands Beach allows dogs.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 2 beaches around Thurlestone, 94 beaches in Devon, or check our list of Devon Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Thurlestone Sands Beach 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures rising to 18°C on Monday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain starting in the afternoon and breezy overnight.
     
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    15
       35%  69%   17 mph
      7:00 am    7:20 pm
    Thursday, Sep 21st
     Rain until afternoon and breezy in the morning.
     
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    16
       56%  78%   9 mph
      7:01 am    7:18 pm

    Friday, Sep 22nd
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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    16
       13%  45%   13 mph
      7:03 am    7:15 pm
    Saturday, Sep 23rd
     Light rain overnight.
     
    13
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    17
       18%  44%   14 mph
      7:04 am    7:13 pm

    Sunday, Sep 24th
     Light rain until evening.
     
    13
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    16
       33%  98%   2 mph
      7:06 am    7:11 pm
    Monday, Sep 25th
     Light rain until afternoon.
     
    12
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    18
       19%  29%   12 mph
      7:07 am    7:09 pm

    Tuesday, Sep 26th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    12
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    16
       5%  86%   8 mph
      7:09 am    7:06 pm
    Wednesday, Sep 27th
     Drizzle starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
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    17
       31%  100%   12 mph
      7:10 am    7:04 pm

  • Thurlestone Sands Beach Tide Times

     

  • Thurlestone Sands Beach Bathing 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.
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