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One of Devon's lesser known beaches and otherwise known as Gammon's Head, this south-facing beach lies just northwest of Prawle Point on the South Devon coast.
The nearby headland of Gammon Head is shaped in such a way that the cove is all but hidden and sheltered from most storms. Elender Cove is nonetheless a pretty little cove, gently sloping and set between dramatic cliffs, consisting of fine golden sand and rock pools exposed at low water.
The path to the beach is rather steep and its poor access means it is seldom crowded. Best visited early in the day and just before low tide. Parking is available at Prawle Point, about a 15 minute walk away.
No facilities, Elender Cove is a favourite with anglers and small craft sailors. It is a dog friendly beach with dogs permitted all year round.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Dogs permitted
✔ Interesting geology
OS Explorer Map OL20: South Devon
This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns: