Putsborough Sands, North Devon
Undoubtedly one of the best beaches in the South West, stretching all the way to Woolacombe; great for surfers, and you can even hire equipment and have tuition from qualified instructors. Spend the day on the sands indulging in some well earned family fun, walk the dog along the shore in the winter months, round it off with refreshments in the café that’s open every day from April til October; find a seat on the terrace and take in that invigorating coastal air. If you’ve forgotten your sun hat, don’t worry – there’s a well stocked beach shop where they sell everything you need for a day by the sea. The North Devon scenery is spectacular, especially in the summer evenings when you can sit and watch the sun go down. Bliss.