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4. Sidmouth Jacobs Ladder beach

A long shingle beach extending from Jacobs ladder westwards for nearly a kilometre.

What’s on offer?

Local services


  • Dogs are allowed on and off leads from the edge of the concrete area westwards
  • Dogs are allowed on the concrete area in from of the beach huts and on Millenium Walk but must be kept on a lead
  • Dogs are banned from May 1st to September 30th on the beach in front of the concrete and eastwards
  • More information is available on our dog information page

Be aware of

  • This beach is not lifeguarded
  • Cliff falls can occur at the western end, please stay away from the base of the cliffs for your own safety
  • You're not allowed to light an open fire on the beach.

Water quality 

To find out more about the water quality at this beach please visit the Environment Agency website. You can also sign up for real time updates from South West Water via Surfers Against Sewage.