Ness Cove

Devon

Ness Cove
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency

A sandy cove backed by the red cliffs characteristic of the Devon coastline. A safe secluded beach which can be enjoyed by all the family, with rockpools and an original smugglers’ tunnel.

Activities

Swimming and rockpooling is possible here. There is no zoning for water sports. There’s Crazy golf nearby and fishing is possible here too from the beach.

Wildlife and Walks

The South West Coastal Path runs through the beach area (beware unstable cliffs at certain times - heed any warning signs). Dolphins and seals have been spotted offshore from Babbacombe Beach further south within the bay.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency, during the bathing season, 15th May to 30th September.
Find out more about designated bathing waters.

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 Excellent

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.

Data provided by the Environment Agency
More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.

Weather

This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach
Strong winds Strong winds

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 Ness Cove

Food Food Toilets Toilets Bins Bins

Parking

 

Pay parking available near the beach. Steep steps to the beach making disabled access difficult.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs are welcome.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned daily

Lifeguards

None.