Jacob’s Ladder Beach, Sidmouth, Devon

Jacob’s Ladder Beach, Sidmouth, Devon

Jacob’s Ladder Beach is at the western end of the main beach at Sidmouth on the Jurassic Coast; it’s popular with families as it’s smaller and quieter and is mostly sand and shingle with rockpools at low tide. Armed with buckets and spades, nets, and something comfortable to sit on, you can have a very happy afternoon spuddling about here.

The beach is backed by the towering red sandstone cliffs that are a feature of this part of the coast; climb up the wooden steps to the top to Connaught Gardens where the sea views are incredible and there’s seriously good cake to be had at The Clock Tower tea rooms.

Wondering why it’s called Jacob’s Ladder Beach? It’s because those Victorian inspired wooden steps up to the clifftop are called Jacob’s Ladder, that’s why.

All information correct at the time of writing

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