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Shipload Bay Beach

Bideford, Devon

A shingle and rock beach surrounded by tall sheer cliffs. Access was formerly by a long set of steps, now closed due to landslides.

Beach Type






Nature and Wildlife

On the South West coastal path. local walks provide some spectacular views.

Water Quality

Not Tested



Tourist Information

BIDEFORD TIC Victoria Park. The Quay Bideford. EX39 2QQ Tel: +44 (0) 1237 477676


Nearest town: Bideford
County: Devon
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0186, -4.50249
Postcode: EX39 6AU
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Limited parking in nearby East Titchberry

Nearby Car Parks

Ford Hill, Titchberry (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Hartland Fire Station, Hartland (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
The Square, Hartland (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
Clovelly, Clovelly (Unknown stay).
About 4.5 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Bideford