Ebb and flow along the coast of East Devon
PUBLISHED: 07:00 06 August 2017 | UPDATED: 09:11 21 August 2017
East Devon offers a number of great beaches along its coast. Here, we look at the eastern end of the district.
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.
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.