Thurlstone is on the south coast of Devon to the west of Kingsbridge.  It is easily accessed from the A379.  The beaches are situated to the East of Bigbury Bay and face West. It is a good freeride / bump and jump location, which really only works in a S-SW.  The waves are never as big as those found at Bigbury.  It offers a good alternative location to Bigbury.


Suitable Ability

INTERMEDIATE (NON PLANNING) In the right conditions



Ideal wind direction - S-SW

Best conditions - S-SW wind mid tide.

Best avoided

Any wind with East in it, as it is a offshore wind direction and really is not worth bothering with.


Local hazards

Avoid the rocks at LW


Rigging area and launch access

On the beach.  Involves a short carry from either car park.


Local amenities

There are public toilets, which are open all year round.  There is a pub and shop in Thurlstone village.

There are two nice campsites in Bolberry near Hope Cove.


Driving access and car parking

Parking is charged for, depending upon the time of year.  The car parks does not allow over night parking.