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Place Category: Beaches
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 allows dogs.
Ness Cove Beach Weather Forecast
Light rain today through Tuesday, with temperatures falling to 17°C on Friday.Light rain in the morning.Today's Forecast
12->2161% 47% 5 mph
5:12 am 9:12 pmRain starting in the evening.Sunday, May 28th
8->1875% 75% 4 mph
5:12 am 9:13 pmDrizzle overnight.Monday, May 29th
11->1970% 78% 5 mph
5:11 am 9:14 pmPartly cloudy throughout the day.Tuesday, May 30th
10->1925% 44% 7 mph
5:10 am 9:15 pmPartly cloudy until afternoon.Wednesday, May 31st
10->170% 24% 5 mph
5:09 am 9:16 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Thursday, Jun 1st
11->180% 37% 6 mph
5:08 am 9:17 pmMostly cloudy until evening.Friday, Jun 2nd
10->171% 63% 7 mph
5:07 am 9:18 pmPartly cloudy until evening.Saturday, Jun 3rd
9->1710% 29% 1 mph
5:07 am 9:19 pm
Ness Cove Beach Tide Times
Ness Cove Beach Water quality
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.
Photos from around the surrounding area