Forthcoming Events

South Hams Society

For more information on any of our events please contact Vivien Napper 01548 842405, e-mail or, for beach cleans, Penny Fenton 01548 561539, e-mail

Beach Cleans

Saturday, 29th April - Yarmer Beach and Leas Foot. Assemble in car park of Thurlestone Golf Club at 14.00hrs (low water 15.05Hrs. B.S.T. ) . Help keep two of our showcase beaches in good order and enjoy tea in the club-house afterwards.

Saturday, 27th May - Gt. Mattiscombe Sands (SX 815369). Meet here at 14.00hrs (low water 14.05) This is new territory for us and again is a pretty beach with plenty of wildlife to observe. Bring your tea to enjoy on the beach later.

Saturday, 24th June - South Milton Sands. Meet at the Beach Hut at 14.00hrs (low water 13.02hrs) Parking is usually free for volunteers. Enjoy a healthy afternoon on the beach and improve on your tan before having a complimentary drink at the Beach Hut.

Saturday, 29th July - Gara Beach. Meet outside Ode Café at 16.00hrs (low water 16.59hrs) before going down to give this beautiful beach a good clean.

Saturday, 12th August - Soar Mill Cove. Meet in car park behind the hotel at 15.00hrs (low water at 15.43). This pretty little beach is used a lot and providing the numbers are not too overwhelming the hotel is usually very hospitable in offering us a lovely cream tea.*

Saturday, 23rd September - Yarmer Beach and Leas Foot. Meet in Thurlestone Golf Club car park at 15.00hrs (low water at 14.48). The Golf Club management is happy to provide refreshments afterwards.

Saturday, 21st October - Gt. Mattiscombe Sands. Assemble here at 14.00hrs (low water is 13.47hrs). Weather permitting you can always enjoy a picnic tea afterwards.

Saturday, 25th November - South Milton Sands. Meet outside Beach Hut at 15.00hrs (low water 15.40 ) to enjoy a useful and bracing afternoon on the beach. Refreshments are kindly provided afterwards at the Beach Hut.

Saturday, 23rd December - Gara Beach. Meet outside Ode Café at 14.30hrs (low water 14.45hrs) to give this beach a final clean for the year. As it is so close to Christmas we only expect the most committed members without other commitments!

Happy Christmas!

* When 20 or more people turn up for this popular event it is not always fair to invade the hotel.