Devon Beach Guide

Ness Cove Beach

Description:
Ness Cove is a long sandy beach, which is accessible through a tunnel from the Shaldon car park. Update, Ness Cove has now reopened after a cliff fall in March 2013.
Safety:
No details available. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:
Access through a tunnel which slopes down in places. On exiting the tunnel there are steps to the beach, not suitable for wheel chairs.
Dogs:
Dogs allowed all year.
Directions:
Shaldon is 40 miles from Plymouth and 17 miles from Exeter. From Exeter take the A38 west and then turn onto the A380 (signposted to Teignmouth). From Plymouth take the A38 to Exeter and approaching Exeter, turn left just after Exeter Racecouse (signposted to Kennford and Kenn). At the next junction turn right and follow this road under the A38 and then go straight across at the next roundabout. Then take the next left (signposted to Teignmouth) and follow this road over the A380 and down onto the A380. Continue on the A380 south and then turn left onto the B3192 (signposted to Teignmouth) and continue on the B3192 to Teignmouth. Follow the B3192 into Teignmouth and then at a junction turn right (signposted to Shaldon). Continue on this road out of Teignmouth and then turn left (again signposted to Shaldon) to take the road bridge over the River Teign to Shaldon. Follow the A379 around the outskirts of Shaldon and then turn left for Shaldon car park (signposted to Shaldon car park).
Post Code:
TQ14 0HP.
Parking:
2 car parks approximately a 5 minute walk from the beach.
Toilets:
Yes, by the car park.
Facilities:
Shops in Shaldon.
Activities:
Ferry to Teignmouth (at Shaldon).
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
Torre Abbey Sands Beach (6 miles, sandy beach)
Teignmouth (2 miles, sandy beach, disabled access, part dog friendly)
Dawlish (5 miles, sandy beach, disabled access, part dog friendly)
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