The Estuary is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Nature Reserve. Nestled in a small east facing bay, sheltered from the south westerly breeze and nestled between highcliffs, South Sands is a perfect place to enjoy the beach. The Beach is wide and sandy at low tide, butat high tide the beach is almost completely covered by the rising tide. Ideally located to take full advantage of the excellent sailing, the beach has a regular ferry service to bustling Salcombe.
Salcombe South Sands is on the South Devon Heritage Coast, and adjacent to the South West Coast Path.
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The tide at Salcombe South Sands is currently rising. High tide will be at approximately 12:18 AM tomorrow, and the next low tide will be at approximately 6:32 AM tomorrow.
Today's air pollution levels are forecast to be Low
Approximate sea surface temperature: 10.9°CDetailed weather and tides »
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Salcombe to Bolt Head Walk (0.1 miles)
Sea Kayak Salcombe (0.1 miles)
Overbecks Museum and Garden (0.2 miles)
Sea N Shore (0.8 miles)
Salcombe Harbour (0.9 miles)
East Portlemouth & Gara Rock Trail (1 miles)
Whitestrand Boat Hire (1.1 miles)
Salcombe Tourist Information Centre (1.1 miles)
Salcombe Distilling Company (1.2 miles)
All distances are approximate
around 4 miles west-northwest as the seagull flies, around 4 miles by road.
around 4 miles northwest as the seagull flies, around 5 miles by road.
around 6 miles northwest as the seagull flies, around 9 miles by road.
around 6 miles northwest as the seagull flies, around 11 miles by road.
Location type: Town
OS Grid: SX728377
Local Authority: South Hams
Nearest postcode: TQ8 8LL
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