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.

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 at Shaldon, 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 16.3℃ to 17.2℃ with wind speed 1.2 m/sec (WSW)
Wednesday, Aug 17
Expect a temp in the range 16.9℃ to 17.5℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (NNW)
Thursday, Aug 18
Expect a temp in the range 14.7℃ to 16.4℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (NNW)
Friday, Aug 19
Expect a temp in the range 18.1℃ to 18.6℃ with wind speed 4.1 m/sec (SW)
Saturday, Aug 20
Expect a temp in the range 13.3℃ to 13.9℃ with wind speed 2.5 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Aug 21
Expect a temp in the range 13.8℃ to 15.6℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (SW)
Monday, Aug 22
Expect a temp in the range 16.4℃ to 19℃ with wind speed 5.7 m/sec (WSW)

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.

Tue 16 Aug
   Low Tide at 04:06 (Height 0.69m)
   High Tide at 10:30 (Height 4.48m)
   Low Tide at 16:19 (Height 0.89m)
   High Tide at 22:38 (Height 4.63m)
Wed 17 Aug
   Low Tide at 04:38 (Height 0.94m)
   High Tide at 11:01 (Height 4.28m)
   Low Tide at 16:49 (Height 1.15m)
   High Tide at 23:07 (Height 4.35m)
Thu 18 Aug
   Low Tide at 05:07 (Height 1.25m)
   High Tide at 11:28 (Height 4.05m)
   Low Tide at 17:19 (Height 1.46m)
   High Tide at 23:33 (Height 4.04m)
Fri 19 Aug
   Low Tide at 05:37 (Height 1.58m)
   High Tide at 11:57 (Height 3.81m)
   Low Tide at 17:53 (Height 1.77m)
   High Tide at 00:04 (Height 3.72m)
Sat 20 Aug
   Low Tide at 06:13 (Height 1.88m)
   High Tide at 12:36 (Height 3.58m)
   Low Tide at 18:38 (Height 2.05m)
   High Tide at 00:51 (Height 3.43m)
Sun 21 Aug
   Low Tide at 07:06 (Height 2.12m)
   High Tide at 13:38 (Height 3.42m)
   Low Tide at 19:49 (Height 2.20m)
Mon 22 Aug
   High Tide at 02:16 (Height 3.26m)
   Low Tide at 08:28 (Height 2.19m)
   High Tide at 15:17 (Height 3.45m)
   Low Tide at 21:21 (Height 2.16m)

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