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Sandy Bay & Otter Cove

(Otter cove is no longer accessible)

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Post Code

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Directions and Parking Details
From the centre of Exmouth follow the signs for Budleigh Salterton. At "Liverton Cross" take the right turn for "Sandy Bay" and "The World of Country Life". Follow the road past the "Clinton Arms" and "Thyme Cottage", and go up to the entrance of the caravan site. There is normally a small charge to go into the site and park.  The gatekeeper will give you directions  down through the campsite  to the large carpark overlooking the beach. The slipway is very steep and so it is not advisable to drive anything other than a 4x4 vehicle down to the beach as it will probably get stuck!

 

Site Description
As the name suggests this is a sandy beach - which is unusual for this part of the coast - most of the beaches are pebbles. If you dive around the rocks on the left hand side of the beach you should come across a small wreck in about 3m of water. Even if you go out some way you will not get water that is much more than 3m deep - this is a very sheltered site and is ideal for training dives. It is a long walk but there is a nice reef at the right hand end of the beach.

Great facilities available at the holiday camp although there is a charge to use them. The beach is very pleasant and there is a pub and toilets right at the top of the slipway

Until recently it was possible to take a cliff path down to Otter Cove - Due to a landslip it is no longer accessible

Wheelchair Access
Very difficult - a long trek over soft sand

 

Toilets At the top of the slipway
Café Various facilities on site

There is a nice little thatched cafe (called Thyme Cottage) with tables in the garden just down the road from the campsite

Fills available on site no
Dive Center on Site no
Nearest Full size Dive Center Jurassic Coast Diving in Exmouth      01395-268090
Nearest Pub At the top of the slipway

There is a pub just down the road from the campsite -opposite the café. It is very pleasant and does food.

Nearest Restaurant Various facilities on site and numerous restaurants in Exmouth

 

Wreck / Archaeological feature Details:
If you dive around the rocks on the left hand side of the beach you should come across a small wreck in about 3m of water.

 

Marine Life Details
Conger eel, edible crab, spider crab, lobster,  mullet and plaice

 

Other information
A good day out for the whole family - the world of country life (just before the entrance to the campsite) is well worth a visit

 

Nearest Webcam - EXMOUTH Admiralty     Tide Table Links BBC 5 Day Forecast Ordnance Survey Maps back to O.S.  Ref for site Back to Postcode for site

 

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