Elender Cove

Elender Cove - Devon
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Elender Cove lies just shy of the most southerly headland in Devon, Prawle Point. The lovely, sandy little beach here is well and truly nestled among the rugged cliffs of this little-explored area of the South Hams.

Something of a hidden gem, Elender Cove is all but invisible when the tide is in. However, as the tide drops away a beautiful expanse of golden sand is revealed. With turquoise waters and greenery covered cliffs this is one of the prettiest beaches on this stunning section of coast.

Not far from the yachty havens of Salcombe and Dartmouth, you will often see boats anchored here. In fact this is one of the easiest ways to get to Elender Cove; via land it is a bit of a walk from the nearest parking at East Prawle followed by a bit of scramble down the cliff path.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

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  • Good fishing

Nearest town




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SX 7691 3564

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