An exotic looking bay which hides beneath the sea at high tide, Castle Cove boasts crystal clear waters and a dramatic backdrop. Overlooked by rugged cliffs and the historic Dartmouth Castle, this shingle, rocky cove is perfect for adventurers and those who enjoy wild swimming. Though it’s not the best destination for family beach days due to steep access, Castle Cove welcomes dogs all year round so is a great place for your pups to make a splash in the water and for romantic evenings (should the tide be in your favour!).
Though access is via a steep path and steps, there is parking nearby at Dartmouth Castle and you can tuck into post-swim treats at the tea rooms. There are also toilets at the castle which you can use if you’re staying a while.