What the beaches in Cornwall and Devon look like right now

Scenes of chaos have been reported at several tourist hotspots in Devon and Cornwall this week with people flocking to the beaches as temperatures soared.

The beaches across the whole of the South West have been described by the RNLI as “extremely busy” at the moment, with both locals who are holidaying at home this year and an influx of visitors to the region.

Crowds are expected to head to the coast again on Saturday, so Devon Live and Cornwall Live has checked at live webcams at some of the region’s biggest tourist spots this afternoon to see how beaches are currently.

This is what we found:

Bude

Bude
(Image: Bude-Stratton Town Council and The Castle Bude)

Pentewan Sands

St Ives

St Ives
(Image: Aspect Holidays)

Hayle

(Image: Camsecure CCTV)

Fistral

(Image: Headland Hotel)

Looe

(Image: Watermark Centre)

Watergate Bay


Polkerris

(Image: Camsecure CCTV)


Sennen Cove

(Image: Camsecure CCTV)

Bantham

Bantham beach in the sun on August 8
(Image: RNLI Lifeguards South Devon)

Broadsands, Paignton

Broadsands Paignton
(Image: Camsecure CCTV))

Exmouth

Exmouth
(Image: Exmouth Interactive Webcam)

Plymouth

Plymouth
(Image: Camsecure CCTV)

Jacob’s Ladder, Sidmouth

Jacob’s Ladder
(Image: Visit Sidmouth)

Teignmouth

Teignmouth
(Image: National Coastwatch)

South Sands, Salcombe

South Sands, Salcombe
(Image: Camsecure CCTV)

Combe Martin, North Devon

Combe Martin
(Image: Camsecure CCTV)

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