Mothecombe is at the mouth of the Erme Estuary on the south coast of Devon. It is a remote sandy bay, approximately 330 metres wide, backed by sand dunes and cliffs. A stream flows onto the beach to the sea.
The beach is privately owned and maintained by the Flete Estate and has remained completely unspoilt, with the only buildings being an old boathouse and the lime kiln. Access to the beach is restricted out of season.
Mothecombe Beach is on the South Devon Heritage Coast, and adjacent to the South West Coast Path.
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The tide at Mothecombe Beach is currently rising. High tide will be at approximately 10:46 AM, and the next low tide will be at approximately 4:30 PM.
Today's air pollution levels are forecast to be Low
Approximate sea surface temperature: 10.1°CDetailed weather and tides »
There is pay parking for 650 cars near the beach.
A seasonal ban is in place.
Cleaned daily during the summer by the Flete Estate
No lifeguard cover at this beach
Good water quality
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All distances are approximate
Location: Battisborough Cross
Location type: Rural
OS Grid: SX610473
Local Authority: South Hams
Nearest postcode: PL8 1LA
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