Combe Martin is a small village on the North Devon coast, with a nice sandy beach flanked by rock pools. There is easy access to the beach and facilities are close to the beach. To the east of the beach is a small sandy beach called Newberry Beach



We Love Our Beach and this is why…


It is a great place to spend time with your family or friends.

It is safe and clean – (although we do sometimes get some seaweed washed in which has to be removed)

We have the best rock pools ever to explore.

You can go and catch some impressive crabs (HINT: they love bacon)

You can hire a sit in top kayak on the beach and see our stunning coastline from the sea.

You can go fishing off the beach or off  the rocks.

You can play in your inflatable boats in the calm water of the bay.

You can swim(no sharks) but if you are lucky you may see a dolphin.

You can see the most breathtaking sunsets from spring thru to late summer.

A truly safe bay for children and families to relax and enjoy their day.

Shops, Cafes, Pubs and restaurants are only a skip and a jump away.

Parking directly behind beach, so not far to walk.

Or you could just sit on our beach and relax like we do! 





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New Flag Award

New Flag Award foCombe Martin is celebrating the turning of the tide after the beach passed stringent new European bathing water tests in 2013. This means it is recognised as one of the cleanest, safest beaches in the South West and  will now be awarded the Quality Coastal Award!


  • Rock pools
  • Kayak Hire
  • Sandy beach
  • Easy flat access
  • Shops and pubs near by
  • Car parking opposite
  • Safe and clean cove
  • Crabbing
  • Fabulous sunsets
  • Toilets at main car park
  • Dogs are not permitted on main beach between 1st May – 30th September

Tide Times

Click here to see TIDE TIMES


Can I take a boat/personal water craft/car onto the Beach?

You are welcome to tow a boat or personal water craft onto Combe Martin Beach with a vehicle, providing that the vehicle is removed immediately you have done so.

You will need to produce your insurance certificate to the Parish Council and sign a form to say that you will abide by the Beach Code of Conduct.

You will be asked to contact the Parish Council prior to your need to access the Beach and arrange to pick up a key for the bollard at the head of the Beach.

There will be a deposit of £20 payable which  will be repayable when the key is returned.

Alternatively you may wish to launch vessels at Watermouth Harbour or Ilfracombe Harbour – please see the link to these harbours.  There may be a charge at either of these places.

Contact:-  Combe Martin Parish Council –  

Telephone:  01271 883403 – Opening Hours: 10am to 12 noon Monday – Friday

Or by prior arrangement (to pick up key) with the Town Clerk