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Ness Cove

This pretty beach nestled at the foot of Ness Headland is reached through an old smugglers tunnel.

4 Stars

Nov 2015

Mrs Hopkins

Steps!

Lots of steps to get to the beach - do not attempt with a pushchair! Nice beach once you get there.

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5 Stars

Nov 2011

Miss Housley

As the owner of a dog that has selective deafness when off the lead , Ness Cove was the perfect beach. Dogs are allowed all year round and as it can only be reached through an old Smugglers Tunnel, you can let your dogs off the lead in the confident knowledge that they will not wander off chasing after some errant squirrel or rabbit! Parking is free between November and March and you can get a great meal or snack at the Ness Hotel!

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5 Stars

Mar 2009

Smugglers

Ness beach is accessed through a smugglers tunnel, which winds through the red sandstone cliff; thoughts of ages past when smugglers trod these paths are very real. The beach itself is a surprise when you get there, wide and sweeping, with tall cliffs behind, there is no other access to the beach except at very low tides when you can get around the headland on the rocks. Perfect for dog walking, listening to the thunder of the surf, or watching the sun come up. Good sandy beach for children, but bathing can be dangerous for children at high tide.

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