Two of Devon’s most popular beaches have been named as some of the best beaches in the South West in this year’s Sunday Times 50 Best Beaches Guide. The list features beaches from all over the world, with nine being from the South West.

Speaking about the list, Sunday Times Chief Travel Writer, Chris Haslam, said: This is the most comprehensive and detailed beach guide available and it proves, that when the sun is shining, our beaches are the more beautiful on earth.” The guide was created to highlight the beauty of Britain’s coast and as well as featuring the beaches themselves, also ranks them based on the setting and everything you need to plan a day out there.

Both Beer and Bigbury-on-Sea were mentioned in the list, joining beaches from neighbouring Cornwall and Dorset to make up the South West’s offering.

The list of the Best Beaches in the South West from the 50 Best Beach Guide 2022 is:

Perranporth, Cornwall
Beer, Devon
Bigbury-on-Sea, Devon
Sandymouth, Cornwall
Kennack Sands, Cornwall
Godrevy Rocks, Cornwall
Watergate Bay, Cornwall
Weymouth, Dorset
West Bay, Dorset