In addition to the principal beaches at Blackpool, Slapton and Beesands there are a number of others within reach of Stoke Fleming.
Further afield there are excellent sandy beaches at East Portlemouth, Salcombe, Bantham, Bigbury, Thurlestone and Hope Cove.
South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
The AONB stretches from Berry Head in Brixham to the outskirts of Plymouth and encompasses the whole of the South Devon Heritage Coast. The River Dart as far as Totnes, the Salcombe-Kingsbridge estuary, and the lower reaches of the River Avon, River Erme and River Yealm.
The scenery, both coastal and inland, is spectacular, and there are many walks and tours, as well as many restaurants, cafes pubs and other shops. www.southdevonaonb.org.uk
South West Coast Path
The SW Coast Path stretches 630 miles from Poole Harbour along the coasts of Dorset, Devon, Cornwall and Somerset to Minehead on the Bristol Channel. In this area it runs from Dartmouth south to Start Point then west to the Salcombe estuary.
On the other side of the Dart it runs north from Kingswear to Brixham. www.southwestcoastpath.com