Saltern Cove

Saltern Cove - Devon
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Saltern Cove lies between the major tourist beaches at Goodrington and Broadsands. Despite this it is usually quiet as not many people bother to make the short walk and climb to get here. It is one of the coves that make up the “Three beaches” area of Toraby, the others being Oyster cove and Shell Cove.

The beach is a mix of sand, rocks and pebbles. At low tide a number of rockpools are exposed to explore.

Saltern Cove is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI ) and a Local Nature Reserve. This nature reserve extends underwater to a point 376 metres below the low water mark, which is unique in the UK.

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

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  • Rock pooling

Nearest town


OS grid ref.

SX 8949 5852

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