St Mary’s Bay is one of the harder to reach beaches in Devon offering stunning scenery for more able bodied beach lovers. The beach is Located a short walk from any of our caravans and a mile or so from Brixham centre, the beach is accessed by over 100 steep steps, and is enclosed by steep cliffs which provide a scenic outlook and also mean the bay is sheltered. This makes it popular with leisure boats who make their way around from Brixham, Torquay and Dartmouth to moor up in the calm waters of St Mary’s Bay.
St. Mary’s Bay is hard to get to, so it’s fairly quiet, even in the peak of summer. The nearest car park is at Sharkham Point where parking is free and popular with walkers. This car park is accessed down a single track past the John Fowler Holiday Park. From here you can also follow the south coast path around to the bay and beyond.
The beach is a mixture of sand, shale and mostly pebble, backed by cliffs. As mentioned above, St. Mary’s Bay is enclosed on both sides by hillside creating ideal sheltered waters for swimming and that great British tradition of paddling.
There are no toilets or facilities on the beach, or above on the coastal path or the car park. The Toilet would be in the caravan park or back at your caravan