Ebb and flow along the coast of East Devon

PUBLISHED: 07:00 06 August 2017 | UPDATED: 09:11 21 August 2017

A view of Beer beach in summer. Ref shb 32-16AW 3554. Picture: Alex Walton.

A view of Beer beach in summer. Ref shb 32-16AW 3554. Picture: Alex Walton.

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East Devon offers a number of great beaches along its coast. Here, we look at the eastern end of the district.

This photo was taken on a walk to Weston Beach Sidmouth. It had been raining and the sun had just come back out. Picture: COLIN SHEPPARDThis photo was taken on a walk to Weston Beach Sidmouth. It had been raining and the sun had just come back out. Picture: COLIN SHEPPARD

Throughout the year, the beaches of East Devon are popular destinations for both visitors and residents alike.

In the winter months, the surging seas have been known to clear them of their pebbles, revealing sand at the base, only for them to return to their normal state as the shingle is washed back in over the following months.

At Seaton, the beach runs for about one mile, with a promenade allowing for people to walk along the whole length in comfort, while looking down on the gently sloping pebble bank, watching families as they run down to the shoreline.

On a sunny, summer’s day, you will often see many people taking advantage of the facility, which is only a short distance away from the nearby car parks and eateries.

The pathway in 2016 down to the chalets on the west end of Branscombe beach, where the rock armour will be reinforced.The pathway in 2016 down to the chalets on the west end of Branscombe beach, where the rock armour will be reinforced.

A little more tucked away is the beach at Beer, which sits in a sheltered cove, backed by limestone cliffs.

Bathers need to take care as the beach shelves under the water, so those who enjoy a sea swim need to account for this.

It is also a popular beach with fishermen, with some of the boats pulled up on the shoreline, ready to go out to sea.

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