"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Mothecombe - Meadowsfoot & Coastguards Beach

Mothecombe is at the mouth of the Erme Estuary on the south coast of Devon. It is a remote sandy bay, approximately 330 metres wide, backed by sand dunes and cliffs. A stream flows onto the beach to the sea.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Holbeton

Local authority: Devon County Council

OS Grid Reference: SX611472


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Mothecombe - Meadowsfoot & Coastguards Beach

  • Saltram House and Gardens (7m)
  • Dartmoor Zoological Park (7m)
  • Cookworthy Museum (8m)
  • The Green House Visitor Centre (8m)
  • Plym Valley Railway (8m)
  • Tenpin Plymouth (9m)
  • Plymouth Ski Centre (9m)
  • National Marine Aquarium (9m)
  • ClayArt (9m)
  • Plymouth Gin Distillery (9m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
5 Modbury Court
Church Street
PL21 0QR

Phone 01548 830 159
Email enquiries001@modburytic.org.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Monday 21 May


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1017
Humidity 85%
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Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1016
Humidity 67%
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Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 19°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1016
Humidity 60%
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Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 20°C
(feels like 18°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1014
Humidity 57%
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Chance of rain 2%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
Pressure 1015
Humidity 66%
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Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
Pressure 1015
Humidity 82%
UV Index n/a
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Low Tide
04:53 BST
(03:53 GMT)
High Tide
11:19 BST
(10:19 GMT)
Low Tide
17:17 BST
(16:17 GMT)
High Tide
23:32 BST
(22:32 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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A large expanse of sand that is a traditional family beach. There are two parts to the beach. Meadowsfoot which is a privately owned beach and is open on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The nearby Coastguard's Beach has free public access.

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