Hidden Beaches South Devon - Landcombe Cove

It is easy to miss Landcombe cove, sandwiched between Blackpool Sands a few miles from Dartmouth and Slapton Sands is this stunning beach. The easiest way to get there we find is to park in Strete and then pick up the coastal path from Strete heading towards Dartmouth. It is a lovely walk through the fields and over the headland - after 10 minutes approx. you will see the beach, which is accessed down a very steep field - do take care, it is not suitable for those who are not fit and well, nor the very young. The beach is a beautiful cove, small but not so small you can't find your own space. The ever shifting shingle along all this stretch of coast means the beach can vary quite dramatically. Some days caves are visible and other days they are hidden. Keep an eye on tides are there are lovely small coves that can tempt one away into further seclusion but these can quickly be cut off by the tide. In the height of summer you may find naturists towards the Northern end of the beach. We love a circular walk, so if you don’t want to trace your way back, leave by walking up the opposite field and walk along the A379 - this is better out of season as the road can be busy, take care crossing and try to make sure you walk on the side of the road visible to on-coming traffic - this does change with the bends on the road. Once back in Strete we recommend a drink in the lovely pub garden overlooking the sea of the Kings Arms.

 

landcombe cove

 

landcombe cove cave              

 OS Map Refrence : SX 850,472

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