Thurlestone Sands Beach (aka South Milton Sands)

Thurlestone Sands is a fine, shingle sandy beach 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. You can occasionally get a south-westerly swell which produces some big surf.

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.

Facilities at the beach include a car park, cafe, shops, toilets, and 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 2 beaches at Thurlestone, 96 beaches in Devon, or check our list of Devon Dog Friendly Beaches.

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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 16.6℃ to 22.7℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (NE)
Tuesday, Aug 09
Expect a temp in the range 16.8℃ to 17.4℃ with wind speed 2.8 m/sec (NNE)
Wednesday, Aug 10
Expect a temp in the range 17.4℃ to 17.9℃ with wind speed 2.3 m/sec (NE)
Thursday, Aug 11
Expect a temp in the range 18.2℃ to 19.7℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (ENE)
Friday, Aug 12
Expect a temp in the range 18.7℃ to 20.5℃ with wind speed 3.3 m/sec (NE)
Saturday, Aug 13
Expect a temp in the range 19.6℃ to 21.1℃ with wind speed 4.1 m/sec (NE)
Sunday, Aug 14
Expect a temp in the range 20℃ to 21℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (NNE)

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

Thurlestone Sands Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Thurlestone Sands Beach is at Salcombe 7.25 km (4.51 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Sun 07 Aug
   Low Tide at 07:19 (Height 1.87m)
   High Tide at 13:38 (Height 4.21m)
   Low Tide at 20:03 (Height 1.98m)
Mon 08 Aug
   High Tide at 02:18 (Height 4.27m)
   Low Tide at 08:52 (Height 1.92m)
   High Tide at 15:05 (Height 4.27m)
   Low Tide at 21:39 (Height 1.87m)
Tue 09 Aug
   High Tide at 03:50 (Height 4.33m)
   Low Tide at 10:16 (Height 1.73m)
   High Tide at 16:30 (Height 4.49m)
   Low Tide at 22:54 (Height 1.55m)
Wed 10 Aug
   High Tide at 05:13 (Height 4.55m)
   Low Tide at 11:22 (Height 1.41m)
   High Tide at 17:42 (Height 4.81m)
   Low Tide at 23:54 (Height 1.17m)
Thu 11 Aug
   High Tide at 06:19 (Height 4.82m)
   Low Tide at 12:17 (Height 1.08m)
   High Tide at 18:41 (Height 5.13m)
   Low Tide at 00:46 (Height 0.86m)
Fri 12 Aug
   High Tide at 07:13 (Height 5.04m)
   Low Tide at 13:06 (Height 0.81m)
   High Tide at 19:30 (Height 5.36m)
Sat 13 Aug
   Low Tide at 01:33 (Height 0.65m)
   High Tide at 08:00 (Height 5.17m)
   Low Tide at 13:51 (Height 0.66m)
   High Tide at 20:15 (Height 5.46m)

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