A lovely family beach with miles of sand dunes and an internationally recognised nature reserve. Plenty of facilities and free summer entertainments, and also the opportunity to enjoy some peace and quiet further along the beach. Dawlish is a 20 minute walk away, or a short bus or train ride. Part of the beach is available for dogs, but they must be kept on leads.
Self-catering cottage holidays in the UK and Ireland can still be a green option. You can have the comforts of home and the flexibility to do what you want; when you want - without the hassles of air travel!