Mothecombe Beach lies at the mouth of the River Erme. The beach is part of the privately owned Flete Estate and is only open to the public on Wednesdays and weekends. With its soft golden sand, a little stream, rock pools and small secluded coves revealed at low tide, the beach slopes gently into the sea and is safe for bathing. On either side there are rocks which are perfect for climbing and exploring. Mothecombe has remained completely unspoilt, with the only buildings being an old boathouse and the lime kiln.
Nearby Coastguards Beach is open every day, year round. It is reached via a narrow road and slipway with bollards, giving access for wheelchairs, horse riders, wind surfers, canoes and surfboards, but there is only turning room and no parking available at the slipway. There is half a mile of firm sand at low tide, but a small beach at high tide.
Wonwell beach, on the opposite side of the Erme, is reached by driving through Kingston, and is especially popular with dog owners. There is limited free parking on the road, but it becomes congested at peak times.