Ness Cove

Ness Cove

Things To Do

Ness Cove is a hidden secret of a beach on the south Devon coast. Park at Shaldon Car Park and follow the tunnel that leads from it, you’ll come out at a quiet beach that’s dog friendly all year round. The tunnel may seem like a handy way to access the beach, but it’s actually an original smuggler’s tunnel once used to sneak contraband from boats in the dead of night...

It’s worth noting that steps lead down to the beach from the end of the tunnel, so access for wheelchair users isn’t possible. There are facilities back at the car park, and there are two car parks to choose from if it’s busy. Ness Cove is a great beach to visit if you prefer to wander along the shore with your dog than lie back on the sand (or in this case shingle) and it’s usually fairly quiet.

Ness Cliff provides a welcome shelter for the beach, and if you fancy popping to Teignmouth for a potter about you can catch the ferry across. Dogs are welcome aboard free of charge, and it’s £1.50 for an adult foot passenger. The service operates the whole year round (weather permitting), and it happily takes bikes and pushchairs too. Ness Cove is the kind of beach that has dog owners returning again and again, as it’s tucked just out of the way enough to feel like it’s a hidden treasure. It’s particularly handy during the summer when many of the area’s beaches enforce their dog bans.

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