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Elender Cove

Elender Cove beach, Devon. Copyright image.
Copyright © Markienolarky

One of Devon's lesser known beaches and otherwise known as Gammon's Head, this south-facing beach lies just northwest of Prawle Point on the South Devon coast.

The nearby headland of Gammon Head is shaped in such a way that the cove is all but hidden and sheltered from most storms. Elender Cove is nonetheless a pretty little cove, gently sloping and set between dramatic cliffs, consisting of fine golden sand and rock pools exposed at low water.

The path to the beach is rather steep and its poor access means it is seldom crowded. Best visited early in the day and just before low tide. Parking is available at Prawle Point, about a 15 minute walk away.

No facilities, Elender Cove is a favourite with anglers and small craft sailors. It is a dog friendly beach with dogs permitted all year round.

Facilities

 Flora and Fauna

 Sandy beach

 Dogs permitted

 Interesting geology

OS Explorer Map OL20: South Devon

OS Explorer Map OL20: South Devon

This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.

Local area

Local Accommodation

Cottages

Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Salcombe, Malborough, Kingsbridge and Stokenham.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:

arrowModbury

arrowDartmouth

arrowBrixham

arrowPaignton

Hotels

Hotels

Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowSalcombe

	arrowKingsbridge

	arrowDartmouth

	arrowModbury

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Kingsbridge, Brixham, Paignton and Newton Abbot.

Nearby Attractions

Attractions

There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:

Salcombe

	arrowOverbeck's Garden

Kingswear

	arrowColeton Fishacre Garden

Dartmouth

	arrowWoodlands Leisure Park

	arrowDartmouth Castle

	arrowFlavel Arts Centre

	arrowBritannia Royal Naval Museum

	arrowGreenway

Ivybridge

	arrowLukesland Gardens

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