British Beaches

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Sandymere Beach

Bideford, Devon

Over two miles of Sandy beach, very popular with families, surfers, water sports enthusiasts and sand yaughters. Main access point via the slipway. The RNLI Lifeguard hut, emergency phone and info point are located beside the slipway.

Beach Type



Disabled access
Deckchair hire and a slipway


Water sports

Nature and Wildlife

There is a coast path and a local country park and nature reserve.

Water Quality

Not Tested




Dog restrictions. there is a dog exercise area.

Tourist Information

BIDEFORD TIC Victoria Park. The Quay Bideford. EX39 2QQ Tel: +44 (0) 1237 477676 e-mail: [email protected]


Nearest town: Bideford
County: Devon
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0538, -4.23037
Postcode: EX39 1XY
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Bideford, Devon at Explore Britain.


Situated to the North of westward Ho!. follow signs for Northam Burrows country park.

Public Transport

Buses run every 30 minutes from Westward Ho to Bideford and Barnstaple. The service is number 1. operated by First Red Bus

Nearest Railway Stations

Barnstaple (Approx. 7 miles away)
Chapelton (Devon) (Approx. 9 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Pay parking at the country park.

Nearby Car Parks

The Slipway, Westward Ho! (Short stay).
About 0.8 miles away
The Main, Westward Ho! (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 1 miles away
Bone Hill, Northam (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Windmill Lane, Northam (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Seafield, Westward Ho! (Long stay).
About 1.3 miles away
West Appledore, Appledore (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Odun Road, Appledore (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Churchfields, Appledore (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Braunton Burrows Lower, Braunton (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Marine Parade, Instow (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Bideford