Clovelly beach is pebble (sand at low tide) and holds a sheltered position, carved into the 400ft cliffs of this far North stretch of the Devon coast, has been a favorite Devon visitor spot for many years.
If you wander down the pebble beach you get excellent estuary views and a waterfall pouring out of the cliff face down to the sea.
There is a cave behind the waterfall where legend has it that the Arthurian magician, Merlin, was born.
The fishing village is car free and road down to the beach from the Visitor Centre is steep.
Small fishing village with 13th century quay, shops, pubs, visitor centre and cafes.
We have no dog information for Clovelly beach.
Dog Friendly Beach?
We have no current information on dog restrictions for Clovelly Beach.
Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 96 beaches in Devon, or check our list of Devon Dog Friendly Beaches.
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Clovelly Beach, Bideford, Bideford, Devon , United Kingdom
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Clovelly Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast
Bideford weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Clovelly Beach Tide Times
Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Clovelly Beach is at Clovelly 0.32 km (0.20 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height, helping you to plan the best time to visit Clovelly Beach. These times are not adjusted for BST.
Fri 09 Jun
Low Tide at 03:27 (Height 1.47m)
High Tide at 09:33 (Height 7.26m)
Low Tide at 15:46 (Height 1.81m)
High Tide at 22:00 (Height 7.49m)
Sat 10 Jun
Low Tide at 04:23 (Height 1.69m)
High Tide at 10:32 (Height 6.98m)
Low Tide at 16:45 (Height 2.02m)
High Tide at 23:03 (Height 7.28m)
Sun 11 Jun
Low Tide at 05:26 (Height 1.85m)
High Tide at 11:38 (Height 6.81m)
Low Tide at 17:51 (Height 2.12m)
Mon 12 Jun
High Tide at 00:09 (Height 7.18m)
Low Tide at 06:31 (Height 1.92m)
High Tide at 12:46 (Height 6.79m)
Low Tide at 19:03 (Height 2.10m)
Tue 13 Jun
High Tide at 01:16 (Height 7.18m)
Low Tide at 07:40 (Height 1.89m)
High Tide at 13:51 (Height 6.92m)
Low Tide at 20:11 (Height 1.99m)
Wed 14 Jun
High Tide at 02:18 (Height 7.27m)
Low Tide at 08:43 (Height 1.81m)
High Tide at 14:50 (Height 7.12m)
Low Tide at 21:13 (Height 1.85m)
Thu 15 Jun
High Tide at 03:15 (Height 7.39m)
Low Tide at 09:39 (Height 1.72m)
High Tide at 15:43 (Height 7.34m)
Low Tide at 22:06 (Height 1.73m)
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