"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Sidmouth - Jacobs Ladder Beach

Jacobs Ladder is on the south coast of Devon. It is a pebble beach, approximately 490 metres wide, backed by cliffs. A path along the cliff connects the beach to Sidmouth Town beach.

Beach type: Pebbles

Nearest town: Sidmouth

Local authority: Torbay Borough Council

OS Grid Reference: SY119868


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Things to see and do near Sidmouth - Jacobs Ladder Beach

  • Thorn Golf Centre (2m)
  • Otterton Mill (3m)
  • Bicton Park Gardens (3m)
  • The Donkey Sanctuary (3m)
  • Bicton College of Agriculture College Grounds - Gardens (3m)
  • East Devon Riding Academy (4m)
  • Ark Pottery (4m)
  • Fairlynch Museum (5m)
  • Fairlynch Arts Centre & Museum (5m)
  • Sand (5m)
  • Budleigh Salterton Riding School (5m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
Ham Lane
EX10 8XR

Phone 01395 516 441
Email TICinfo@sidmouth.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Wednesday 13 December


Chance of rain 20%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1004
Humidity 92%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 15%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1002
Humidity 88%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 72%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 998
Humidity 88%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 34%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 998
Humidity 83%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 88%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 997
Humidity 86%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 30%
Max temp. 4°C
(feels like -1°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 10mph.
Pressure 999
Humidity 79%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
02:25 GMT
Low Tide
07:40 GMT
High Tide
14:59 GMT
Low Tide
20:20 GMT

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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The beach is formed by a large expanse of legally protected pebbles (it is actually an offence to remove them) in a bay accessed by a slope and steps from Connaught Gardens, or by a level path from the main town beach. The bay is backed by steep cliffs.

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