Thurlestone Sands | Day Out With The Kids

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Attraction Currently Closed

Thurlestone Sands

  • Thurlestone
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Beaches

Attraction Currently Closed

As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, all National Trust sites, including parks, garden and all car parks, will be closed to the public until further notice. We'll keep this updated with news of opening/closure changes, but always recommend to check before you travel.

Don't worry - you can find lots more great days out in Thurlestone, or you can browse days out all over the UK here.

Attraction Information

Thurlestone Sands with its wide sandy beach is one of several locally owned by the National Trust and attracts both families and water sports enthusiasts. The wide sandy beach is backed by a nature reserve where rare and exciting birds have been spotted.

Those preferring exercise to sunbathing can take off along the South Devon Coastal Path for wonderful walks with spectacular views. Picturesque and historic Thurlestone village, slightly inland, with its 13th Century church and pretty thatched cottages, pub and stores.

A favourite spot for water sports including kayaking, windsurfing and diving. Visibility is good in the clear water and there are more than thirty wrecks in the area, some of which can be explored.

Lifeguard cover is from May to September.

Please note that the contact details are for the local TI not precisely to the car park, so please do plan your journey independently.

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Opening hours

Open 24/7, 365 days a year


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


Kingsbridge Tourist Information, The Quay Kinsbridge, Thurlestone, Devon, TQ7 3JJ, England

Phone number

01548 853195



Click here to visit Thurlestone Sands' website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Thurlestone Sands has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Yes, Thurlestone Sands have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Thurlestone Sands has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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