Mention The Ness to anyone who lives in South Devon and their eyes will light up...this is the bar and restaurant where friends gather, couples date and families relax – and it’s as popular for its location as it is for its food.
With a grassy garden, sea views all the way to Dawlish and food that’s won over most of the employees of Blue Chip, The Ness is a firm favourite with all ages, visitors and locals. Follow the path down the hill and you’ll reach Shaldon’s pretty little beach just around the corner, or just stay put and enjoy the views from the garden.
There are few restaurants that have booths made from upturned boats, but that’s exactly what you’ll experience in the nautical-themed restaurant and with the panoramic views across the bay it makes it a popular choice for those on holidays in the area.
When you’ve finished your meal step outside to the left and walk through the original smuggler’s tunnel that leads to Ness Beach. The beach is one of Devon’s most secluded spots and it welcomes dogs all year round. The red cliffs behind it mean it’s always sheltered, and while it’s a shingle beach it’s a great spot for a walk to work off the delights of The Ness.