Ness Cove Beach

Beaches Seaside Award


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.

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 one beach around Shaldon, 96 beaches in Devon, or check our list of Devon Dog Friendly Beaches.

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.


Ness Cove Beach 7 day weather forecast, weather in Shaldon, Devon

Expect a temp in the range 9.6℃ to 10.6℃ with wind speed 3 m/sec (SW)
Saturday, Jan 29
Expect a temp in the range 10.5℃ to 10.8℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Jan 30
Expect a temp in the range 0.9℃ to 3.8℃ with wind speed 1.8 m/sec (NW)
Monday, Jan 31
Expect a temp in the range 6.7℃ to 7.6℃ with wind speed 6.6 m/sec (NW)
Tuesday, Feb 01
Expect a temp in the range 5.6℃ to 8℃ with wind speed 2.8 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Feb 02
Expect a temp in the range 10.8℃ to 11.2℃ with wind speed 6 m/sec (WNW)
Thursday, Feb 03
Expect a temp in the range 7.4℃ to 8.2℃ with wind speed 2.7 m/sec (SW)

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


Ness Cove Beach tide times.

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