The small beach at Coryton Cove lies near Dawlish on the South Coast of Devon.
Southeast facing, the beach is quite sheltered, only exposed to easterly winds. It consists of pale yellow-red, almost pink, sand eroded from the Permian (250 million years old) New Red Sandstone cliffs common in this part of Devon.
Coryton Cove is named after the former landowner, Jane Coryton. In years gone by, Coryton Cove was reserved for gentlemen only as it was, at that time, common for the two sexes to be segregated to preserve modesty.
Situated just to the southwest of Dawlish it is accessed easily from the promenade. Quite popular with families it was recently awarded a Seaside Award for 2015. The beach is bounded by two small breakwaters and is a great place for exploring rock pools and fishing from the sea walls.
There is rescue equipment above the beach and a small refreshment kiosk. Toilets and an emergency telephone is located just a short distance away at Boat Cove. Parking and all other facilities are to be found in Dawlish.
A Seasonal dog Ban operates at Coryton Cove meaning that dogs are not permitted on the beach from 1st May to 30th September.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Easily accessible
✔ Interesting geology
✘ Seasonal dog ban
OS Explorer Map 110: Torquay & Dawlish
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Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
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