With uninterrupted golden sand, dramatic cliffs and waist-deep rock pools, Sandymouth feels properly cut off from ‘real life’. It’s easily accessible, with a car park, café and toilets. In peak season, visitors tend to plonk themselves on the first bit of sand they get to – keep walking and you’ll find plenty of space. At high tide, sit on the rocks or hike the South West Coast Path. The views are extraordinary.