Castle Cove is a small east facing shingle and rock beach below the castle at Dartmouth, on the South coast of Devon. Dartmouth Castle Cove lies within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the South Devon Heritage Coast.
The beach is surrounded by steep cliffs and is completely covered at high tide. There is no lifeguard cover. It has no facilities of its own but public conveniences are located in the car park above. The cove does however have a rock platform from which it is possible to dive. Refreshments are provided at the Dartmouth Castle Tea Rooms.
Access to Castle Cove is down the 100 or so steps from the Dartmouth Castle Car Park, about 50 metres away.
The picturesque castle as well as some great boat trips exploring the port of Dartmouth are a must if visiting.
Please be aware that the beach is completely cut off at high tide so know the times of high water time before visiting and ensure that you exit the beach in plenty of time.
✔ Cafe, shop or pub
✔ Dogs permitted
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