Jacob’s Ladder Beach, Sidmouth, Devon

Wander out to the western end of the main beach at Sidmouth on the Devon coast and you’ll get to Jacob’s Ladder Beach. It gets its name from the series of Victorian inspired wooden steps that lead up to Connaught Gardens on the cliff top; if you venture up there you’ll have incredible sea views and you can pop along to The Clock Tower for a nice big slice of cake.

Jacob’s Ladder Beach is mostly sand and shingle, so it’s a popular spot for families, making sandcastles and exploring the rockpools at low tide. It’s fairly sheltered too, backed by the towering red sandstone cliffs that are a big feature of this part of the Jurassic coastline. If you’ve got the family pooch with you, the good news is that he’s allowed on part of the beach year round.

All information correct at the time of writing

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