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Ness Cove Beach

Shaldon, Devon

A sandy cove backed by the red cliffs characteristic of the Devon coastline. A safe secluded beach which can be enjoyed by all the family. with rock pools and an original smugglers' tunnel.

Beach Type



Cafe and toilets are nearby
Deckchair hire available on the beach


There is no zoning for water sports
Crazy golf

Nature and Wildlife

The Southwest coastal path runs through the beach area (beware unstable cliffs at certain times - heed any warning signs). Good rock pools.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned manually on a daily basis by the local authority (Teignbridge District Council. 01626 353647) and there are litter bins.


Dogs are permitted on the beach all year round. therei s also a dog exercise area.

Awards and Recommendations

Quality Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Shaldon Tourist Information Centre Shaldon Car Park Ness Drive Shaldon TQ14 0HP Tel: 01626 873723


Nearest town: Shaldon
County: Devon
Latitude/Longitude: 50.5348, -3.49802
Postcode: TQ14 0HP
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Shaldon, Devon at Explore Britain.


M4 - M5 to Exeter. A303 to Exeter. A38 or A380 towards Torquay. Turn off for Teignmouth and follow the signs to Shaldon. Following the B3220 towards Torquay leads you to the cove.

Public Transport

Nearest railway station is Teignmouth. Regular buses from Newton Abbot. Exeter and Torquay. Regular passenger ferry from Teignmouth to Shaldon.

Nearest Railway Stations

Teignmouth (About a mile away)
Dawlish (Approx. 4 miles away)
Newton Abbot (Approx. 4 miles away)
Torre (Approx. 5 miles away)
Dawlish Warren (Approx. 5 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Pay parking with spaces for the disabled.

Nearby Car Parks

The Ness, Shaldon (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Point, Teignmouth (Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Strand, Teignmouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
King George V, Shaldon (Short stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Brunswick Street, Teignmouth (Short stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Quay Road, Teignmouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Teign Street, Teignmouth (Short stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Brook Street (CRS), Teignmouth (Short stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Polly Steps (Seasonal), Teignmouth (Long stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Lower Brook Street, Teignmouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Shaldon