Guide East Devon Beaches

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3. 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 banned from the immediate area of Jacobs ladder from May 1 to September 30th
  • They are permitted on the west end of the beach starting circa 100m from the ladder
  • 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.