Coryton Cove Beach, Dawlish

This is another of South Devon’s hidden beaches, yet easier to access in Dawlish. The seafront of this town is unique as the main railway line down to Plymouth and Cornwall. The track runs along the seafront in Dawlish, separating the sea from the town centre. At the western end of the seafront, the train line disappears into a tunnel and there is a small harbour. But the harbour hides a secret beach around the corner…


Coryton Cove, Dawlish

Coryton Cove, Dawlish



Access to the Beach

At the western end of Dawlish beach you will find a footbridge over the railway line and the tunnel entrance, and a small harbour with a small collection of fishing boats and protected from the sea. It looks like the end of a pleasant seafront stroll, but is the path around to Coryton Cove.

There is parking on the seafront (pay and display), then you cross the railway bridge around past the harbour where there is a row of colourful beach huts and then you will find Coryton Cove. So a short walk from the nearest parking spaces, but well within easy reach from Dawlish centre.

On the Beach

The beach is set against the red standstone cliffs and the emerging train tunnel. The beach size varies with the tide, but offers a mainly sandy space with some shingle parts. As the beach is hidden away around the corner from Dawlish centre, there are no facilities on the beach, so pack a picnic!