Sat nav users, use the postcode TQ8 8JQ for North Sands Car Park.
North Sands is a little over a mile from Salcombe town centre.
Join Sandhills Road from either Main Road or Bennet Road. (Following Devon Road south will take you on to Main Road. Turn left onto Main Road and then take the first right for Sandills Road.)
Follow Sandhills Road as it loops downhill. At the bottom, where you are directed to turn left onto Beadon Road, you’ll see North Sands beach ahead of you.
At the end of Beadon Road, turn right onto Cliff Road. The car park will be on your right.
Dartmouth is 21 miles from North Sands.Leave Dartmouth on the A3122, going straight on at the roundabout (onto Townstal Road).
After seven miles you will come to a T-junction by a garage. Turn left, joining the A381.
Turn right at the roundabout to stay on the A381.
Turn right at the next roundabout, staying on the A381.
You’ll pass through the village of Churchstow and after that you’ll reach a roundabout. Turn left.
Turn right at the T-junction, staying on the A381 (Salcombe Road).
You’ll soon reach the village of Malborough. Pass through the village and continue straight until you reach Salcombe. Stay on this road as Salcombe Road becomes Main Road.
You’ll come to a crossroads with a brown sign that points right for North Sands and South Sands. Take this right onto Sandhills Road.
Follow Sandhills Road as it loops downhill. At the bottom, when you turn left onto Beadon Road, you’ll see North Sands beach ahead of you.
At the end of Beadon Road, turn right onto Cliff Road.
The nearest bus stop is Shadycombe Road in Salcombe, just over a mile from the beach. The Tally Ho 606 service runs from Kingsbridge to Salcombe from Monday to Saturday.
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