Coryton Cove (Dawlish)
Coryton Cove, formerly known as Gentleman’s Cove is a small, secluded sand and pebble beach on the outskirts of the town of Dawlish. The crescent-shaped beach is less busy than others along this stretch of the coast and rewards visitors with a vista of soft, golden sand, flanked by stunning cliffs of iron-red Devon rock.
The beach is suitable for swimming, although there is no lifeguard service. In times gone by the beach was used for segregated male-only bathing (which explains the former name - Gentleman’s Cove).
Children will enjoy exploring the sea-life in the many rock pools that are exposed here at low tide. There is even a chance of spotting dolphins in the bay during a visit to this beach.
Roadside parking is often available along Marine Parade towards the centre of Dawlish, a little more than 100 meters from the beach which can then be reached along the South West Coast Path. There is further parking in the centre of Dawlish, or at a car park on Coronation Avenue about 200 meters from the beach.
Facilities at the beach include a café, and a number of beach huts which can be hired. However, there are no toilets at Coryton but neighbouring Boat Cove has some with disbaled facilities.
There is a wider selection of shops, pubs and restaurants in the town centre. The railway between Dawlish and Teignmouth emerges from a tunnel underneath the spectacular red cliff and passes the beach along an embankment.
Type of beach
Dogs friendly beach?
Dogs are banned from 1st May to 30th September.
- Rock pooling
OS grid ref.
SX 9609 7599
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