Devon coast

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Elender Cove 2

June 26, 2012

in Devon coast

Just around the corner of Prawle Point, the most southerly tip of Devon, lies a couple of secluded sandy beaches that can only be reached by a scramble down steep trails from the coast path. This one is Elender Cove,with its clean golden sands just beginning to appear as the tide recedes. Behind stands the rocky point of Gammon Head and in between, hidden out of view, is another perfect little beach at Maceley Cove. There are no car parks within a couple of miles, so anyone wanting a swim here needs to carry what they need down the footpaths and be prepared for the final scramble to the beach; it guarantees that the beaches are free from crowds.

This was on a spectacularly hot October day when the sea was warm and the skies clear. The last of summer’s swallows were gathered at Prawle Point readying themselves for their migration across the seas. The footpaths were alive with butterflies and the heady smell of hot blackberries.

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Elender Cove

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