Leonards Cove


Leonards Cove
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

A small sheltered shingle beach near Stoke Fleming. Head west to the beautiful and popular Blackpool Sands.


The charming Green Dragon pub is in the village, a short walk from the beach.

Wildlife and Walks

Inland and coastal walks on the South Devon Coastal Path. There is a circular walk from Stoke Fleming to Blackpool Sands, heading west. Head north east to Dartmouth Castle, a fourteenth century fortress, and to the River Dart estuary.

What's tested here?

Water samples are not taken at this beach because it has not been designated as a bathing water and there is no voluntary sampling.
Why isn't this a designated bathing water?

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.


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Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

This beach is not yet classified, please see our safety tips below or contact the local beach operator for further information.

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Leonards Cove

Campsite Campsite Toilets Toilets



Parking in Stoke Fleming.

Dog restrictions


No current information

Beach cleaning

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