Sugary Cove Beach

Sugary Cove is a small sandy and shingle cove at the mouth of the River Dart overlooked by Dartmouth castle.

Sugary Cove has no facilities with the nearest parking either on Castle Road (free) or at the castle pay and display car park. The castle has a cafe and there is a grassy picnic area above the cove.

You have a fair number of steep steps that take you from the path down into the cove.

Sugary Cove Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
Sugary Cove Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 3 beaches at Dartmouth, 96 beaches in Devon, or check our list of Devon Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 18.5℃ to 19.3℃ with wind speed 6.9 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Aug 19
Expect a temp in the range 15.4℃ to 18.5℃ with wind speed 5.1 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Aug 20
Expect a temp in the range 14.8℃ to 15.2℃ with wind speed 3.3 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Aug 21
Expect a temp in the range 15.9℃ to 16.4℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (WSW)
Monday, Aug 22
Expect a temp in the range 18.2℃ to 19.3℃ with wind speed 8.9 m/sec (SSW)
Tuesday, Aug 23
Expect a temp in the range 15.1℃ to 16.9℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (WSW)
Wednesday, Aug 24
Expect a temp in the range 16℃ to 17.9℃ with wind speed 2.6 m/sec (SW)

Dartmouth weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Sugary Cove Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Sugary Cove Beach is at DARTMOUTH 1.61 km (1.00 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Thu 18 Aug
   Low Tide at 03:44 (Height 1.04m)
   High Tide at 10:09 (Height 4.25m)
   Low Tide at 15:57 (Height 1.31m)
   High Tide at 22:14 (Height 4.24m)
Fri 19 Aug
   Low Tide at 04:17 (Height 1.46m)
   High Tide at 10:39 (Height 4.01m)
   Low Tide at 16:35 (Height 1.71m)
   High Tide at 22:47 (Height 3.92m)
Sat 20 Aug
   Low Tide at 04:57 (Height 1.85m)
   High Tide at 11:20 (Height 3.78m)
   Low Tide at 17:25 (Height 2.06m)
   High Tide at 23:36 (Height 3.63m)
Sun 21 Aug
   Low Tide at 05:56 (Height 2.15m)
   High Tide at 12:26 (Height 3.62m)
   Low Tide at 18:36 (Height 2.26m)
Mon 22 Aug
   High Tide at 01:06 (Height 3.46m)
   Low Tide at 07:12 (Height 2.25m)
   High Tide at 14:04 (Height 3.65m)
   Low Tide at 20:02 (Height 2.21m)
Tue 23 Aug
   High Tide at 02:53 (Height 3.56m)
   Low Tide at 08:37 (Height 2.10m)
   High Tide at 15:20 (Height 3.88m)
   Low Tide at 21:25 (Height 1.93m)
Wed 24 Aug
   High Tide at 03:56 (Height 3.81m)
   Low Tide at 09:47 (Height 1.80m)
   High Tide at 16:14 (Height 4.16m)
   Low Tide at 22:21 (Height 1.58m)

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