Sandy Bay, Devon

View across Sandy Bay, looking towards Straight Point

Sandy Bay is a secluded bay with a sand beach, about 1.6 kilometres (0.99 mi) long, in Exmouth, Devon, England. It is a sandy beach with rock pools at one end, backed by high cliffs. It is part of a long strip of sand which is connected to the beach at Exmouth at low tide. Nearby are the Orcombe rocks, which is a famous spot for fossils.

Sandy Bay is about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) south of the city of Exeter, 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) southeast of Exmouth and about 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) southwest of Sidmouth.

The large seaside caravan resort at Sandy Bay is owned by Haven Holidays,[1] and is called Devon Cliffs.[1][2] West of Sandy Bay are the Orcombe rocks, well known for its fossils. To the east is Straight Point, this headland is used by the Royal Marines as a firing range. Further to the east is Otter Cove, Littleton Cove and the town of Budleigh Salterton.


  1. ^ a b "Devon Cliffs Caravan Holiday Park | Haven® Official Site". Retrieved 2016-01-21.
  2. ^ "On Park Facilities at Haven Devon Cliffs Devon". 2015-06-23. Retrieved 2016-01-21.

Coordinates: 50°36′36″N 3°21′53″W / 50.60993°N 3.36472°W / 50.60993; -3.36472