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Whats at the end of the tunnel !!!!

With a car park a super short walk away, you are greeted with a tunnel... and a short walk down to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Very special secret cove

Take the underground tunnel to this secret smugglers cove. It is an experience in itself. Rumor has... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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Ness Drive, Shaldon, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With a car park a super short walk away, you are greeted with a tunnel... and a short walk down to the beach.. the beach isnt massive but its stunning ... beautiful view, lovely sea, great for all the family

Thank kneeknocker
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the underground tunnel to this secret smugglers cove. It is an experience in itself. Rumor has it that is Lord Clifford one of the original owners of The Ness enlarged his fortune by smuggling through this cove

Thank JoyfulMomentsCoach
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here via smugglers tunnel, my son found this brilliant to walk through and you can really hear the sea crashing around you. The cove on the other side is stunning, beach clean and lovely views, we walked all the way along and back, this...More

Thank Rubyroored
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had just visited Shaldon Zoo and saw the signs for Ness Cove so wanted to have a look. We went through the tunnel and came out to some stunning views. The kids found a crab and had great fun paddling in the sea

Thank Lynsey P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this stunning beach after having lunch at the nearby Ness at Shaldon. It's a short walk through the tunnel from The Ness Car Park and is in such a beautiful location. The views to the east are far ranging and on a clear...More

Thank JB62551673
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You need to be aware that there is a tunnel to this beach which adds charm and although well lite could put people off as sounds echo and you cannot see the opening as it is not in a straight line - also there are...More

Thank Welshwasp
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Hidden around the corner is this tranquil cozy cove entered through an interesting tunnel you descend to the entrance above the cove. Would certainly recommend a visit if in the area.

1  Thank Snorkelling_guy
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This beach is great, especially if you’re a dog owner. Dogs allowed all year. Secluded and never crowded. Have often seen seals very close to the shore. Ample parking at the top of the tunnel onto the beach.

1  Thank KatieM4737
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Took a walk through the tunnel and enjoyed the surprise at the bottom, a very quiet beach with three people fishing. Whilst there I watched a young lad cast out and within a few short minutes reel in a Gurnard. Went to eat in the...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

A real hidden gem of a beach. The stairs are a trek to climb down, and back up, but a beautiful place to spend a nice day!

Thank S W
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Zoe C
4 May 2018|
Response from CrabDaddy2000 | Reviewed this property |
Less than five mins, along the river side :)
Fran R
23 July 2017|
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Response from Charlie1789 | Reviewed this property |
It can be a little slippery and has two sets of steps. Not wheel chair friendly.