Ness Cove Beach

Ness Cove beach lies below the red cliffs of Ness Headland accessed through what is believed to be an original smugglers tunnel by Shaldon Wildlife Zoo. The beach is mainly shingle with rock pools and gently slopes towards the sea.

Watercraft are not permitted between the yellow marker buoys and the shoreline, apart from a marked access lane to the beach.

Facilities include cafe, parking, toilets, evening BBQ’s can be booked and the beach is patrolled by lifeguards.

Ness Cove Beach has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

Dog Friendly Beach?

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

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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Ness Cove 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 4℃ to 6℃ with wind speed 3.3 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Feb 04partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.2℃ to 4℃ with wind speed 4.1 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Feb 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 3.8℃ to 7.5℃ with wind speed 2.2 m/sec (W)
Monday, Feb 06partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.8℃ to 5.4℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (ESE)
Tuesday, Feb 07partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.8℃ to 5.7℃ with wind speed 1.2 m/sec (E)
Wednesday, Feb 08partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.8℃ to 4.2℃ with wind speed 2.6 m/sec (E)
Thursday, Feb 09clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.3℃ to 5.3℃ with wind speed 3.9 m/sec (SSW)

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

Ness Cove Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Ness Cove Beach is at Teignmouth (New Quay) 1.67 km (1.04 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.

Fri 03 Feb
   High Tide at 04:49 (Height 3.95m)
   Low Tide at 11:06 (Height 1.67m)
   High Tide at 17:21 (Height 3.85m)
   Low Tide at 23:24 (Height 1.60m)
Sat 04 Feb
   High Tide at 05:40 (Height 4.18m)
   Low Tide at 11:54 (Height 1.46m)
   High Tide at 18:08 (Height 4.03m)
Sun 05 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:10 (Height 1.42m)
   High Tide at 06:24 (Height 4.36m)
   Low Tide at 12:38 (Height 1.31m)
   High Tide at 18:51 (Height 4.16m)
Mon 06 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:50 (Height 1.30m)
   High Tide at 07:04 (Height 4.46m)
   Low Tide at 13:16 (Height 1.21m)
   High Tide at 19:26 (Height 4.23m)
Tue 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:24 (Height 1.23m)
   High Tide at 07:38 (Height 4.50m)
   Low Tide at 13:47 (Height 1.17m)
   High Tide at 19:59 (Height 4.25m)
Wed 08 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:54 (Height 1.20m)
   High Tide at 08:11 (Height 4.48m)
   Low Tide at 14:12 (Height 1.17m)
   High Tide at 20:31 (Height 4.22m)
Thu 09 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:17 (Height 1.22m)
   High Tide at 08:40 (Height 4.43m)
   Low Tide at 14:35 (Height 1.20m)
   High Tide at 20:59 (Height 4.16m)

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