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Elberry Cove | Hidden Beach in England

Updated: Mar 6

Elberry Cove (sometimes known as Elbury Cove) is only a 10 minute walk from the car park at Broadsands Beach. It's definitely the beach to visit to escape the crowds at Broadsands, whilst surrounded by lovely views.


Image of Elbury Cove in England
Photo by @brownstoneorchard on Instagram

Elberry Cove is a beautiful sheltered cove with it's scenic views and swimming opportunities, but be careful of the rocks! There are rockpools to choose from to the left and a cool abandoned building to look at on the right.

I LOVE this place. It’s literally a little piece of heaven on a quiet day. Great for swimming. This beach is pebbly with aqua water… absolutely beautiful! – Google Review

It's only a 10 minute walk from Broadsands Beach, so if you want to escape that busy beach then we would recommend coming to this more secluded beach. It's mostly a pebbly beach and there isn't an amenities.


FAQs/Things to know before visiting Elberry Cove


1) Where is Elberry Cove located?

Elberry Cove is situated on the south coast of England, near the town of Paignton in Devon.


2) What makes Elberry Cove a hidden gem?

Elberry Cove is considered a hidden gem due to its secluded location, stunning natural beauty, and tranquil atmosphere. The cove features a picturesque pebble beach surrounded by wooded cliffs, providing a peaceful retreat away from the crowds.


3) How do I get to Elberry Cove?

Access to Elberry Cove is via footpaths from nearby areas such as Broadsands Beach or Goodrington Sands. Visitors can park at designated parking areas and then follow the coastal footpaths to reach the cove.


4) Is there an entrance fee to visit Elberry Cove?

No, there is no entrance fee to visit Elberry Cove as it is a public beach open to all visitors.


5) What can I expect to find at Elberry Cove?

At Elberry Cove, visitors can expect to find a peaceful pebble beach surrounded by cliffs and woodland. The cove is ideal for relaxing, sunbathing, picnicking, and enjoying the natural scenery. The clear waters are also perfect for swimming and snorkeling.


6) Are there facilities available at Elberry Cove?

Facilities at Elberry Cove are limited. There are no lifeguards on duty, so visitors should take caution when swimming. Additionally, there are no public restrooms or cafes on-site, so it's advisable to bring your own provisions.


7) Is Elberry Cove suitable for families and children?

Yes, Elberry Cove is suitable for families and children, but parents should be aware of the lack of facilities and supervise young children closely, especially near the water.


8) Can I bring my dog to Elberry Cove?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Elberry Cove, but owners should keep them on a leash and clean up after them to maintain the cleanliness of the beach.


9) What activities can I do at Elberry Cove?

Visitors to Elberry Cove can enjoy a variety of activities, including beachcombing, swimming, snorkeling, and exploring the surrounding cliffs and woodland. The cove is also a popular spot for wildlife watching and birdwatching.


10) What is the best time to visit Elberry Cove?

Elberry Cove can be visited all year-round, but it's particularly beautiful during the summer months when the weather is warmer and the sea is calmer. It's also quieter outside of peak tourist seasons, providing a more peaceful experience.


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