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Walks on the beach.

Used this beach for a few days once we found it. Next to the zoo, follow signs for "smugglers... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Gosport, United Kingdom
Lovely secluded beach

The beach, at the end of the short smugglers tunnel is lovely. No facilities do make sure you take... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Winchester, United Kingdom
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Ness Drive, Shaldon, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Used this beach for a few days once we found it. Next to the zoo, follow signs for "smugglers tunnel". A nice enclosed, dog friendly beach so safe for our puppy to roam and test his paws in the sea, without the fear of him...More

Thank barrossa
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The beach, at the end of the short smugglers tunnel is lovely. No facilities do make sure you take everything with you! Having said that the walk back to the top of the tunnel where the gift shop and toilets are located isn't that long....More

Thank Emmajb15
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is acessed via a tunnel,well lit as well there are loads of steps and the are very steep in places.Not advisable for wheelchairs or buggies. The breach is very clean,and a great background with devon red rocks a photographers dream..It is a very...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fabulous beech which is accessible through the smugglers tunnel. Perfect for children and adults. Clean beech lovely clean sea. My favourite place

1  Thank Kate010114
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can enter this beach via the “tunnel”which leads down to the beach, via flat walking and also some 30 odd steps. The cove is amazing and the rocks are a lovely red / brown colour. The sand is not at all soft, but is...More

1  Thank Lucylemonpip
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We found this by accident when visiting Shaldon Zoo but it is a gem. You access it via a cave/tunnel which takes you down many many steps to the beach, through the cliff. The kids loved this aspect of it and the beach itself was...More

1  Thank k4teb1
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Tunnel and steps worth the effort to get to this ‘secret’ beach. Good that there are toilets at the top too.

Thank Debrastorr
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Great for dog walking as it’s a secluded cove so dogs can run free without running off . We’ve got a puppy so ideal for her to run some energy off . It has a tunnel you have to go through to get to it...More

Thank Sadiewoo
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Ness Cove is gorgeous, tucked away, which is a selective process. No "Kiss me Quick" hats here. It's quiet with no café at the beach. Friends who live in Teignmouth brought us here. It is approached by a tunnel under the cliff, reputedly an old...More

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 20 April 2018

You must walk through Smugglers Tunnel the beach at the end is a real find. Lovely sand and a super place for a picnic or just fun. It’s qite unique what an asset for Shaldon.

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Zoe C
4 May 2018|
Response from CrabDaddy2000 | Reviewed this property |
Less than five mins, along the river side :)
23 July 2017|
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Response from Charlie1789 | Reviewed this property |
It can be a little slippery and has two sets of steps. Not wheel chair friendly.