Thurlestone Sands Beach, Devon


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 is dog friendly and allows dogs all year. Thurlestone Sands Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have no beaches around Thurlestone, 96 beaches in Devon, or check our list of Devon Dog Friendly Beaches.

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.

Our weather forecast for Thurlestone in Devon

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


Our tide forecast for Thurlestone Sands Beach in Devon.

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