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Dawlish Coryton Cove

Devon

A pretty secluded sandy cove. Historically it was known as Gentleman's Cove due to the privacy it offers.

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Water Quality

Annual classification:

2016 Excellent

Today's Forecast

Pollution risk forecasts are only made between May and September.

Facilities at Dawlish Coryton Cove beach

Food availableToiletsLitter binsSlipway

Parking

There is a a car park and on-street parking in the town close to the beach.

Dog restrictions

Dogs not allowed May 1st to September 30th.

Beach cleaning

Beach is litter picked and Resort area cleaned.

Lifeguards

None

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Activities

You can explore the rockpools and fish off the breakwater. The are fishing trips and boat trips around the bay with the chance of spotting dolphins. There is crazy golf, amusement arcades and shops close by.

Wildlife and Walks

There is a park close by called 'The Lawn' with a river which runs through it called 'The Brook' or 'Dawlish Water'. Many species of duck and rare water birds and the famous 'black swans' can be seen here. See Marine Wildlife sightings at this beach

Beach type: cove, sand,

Beach Location

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Water Quality

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency, during the bathing season, from 15th May to 30th September. Find out more about designated bathing waters.

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land. Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2016 Excellent

What’s does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either-

Excellent – the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
Good – generally good water quality
Sufficient – meets minimum standards
Poor – You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's Forecast

Pollution risk forecasts are only made between May and September.

Safety, Weather & Tides

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Potential hazards at this beach

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Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach:

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Beach Cleans

We need you!

Our volunteers have been surveying rubbish on  UK beaches for over 20 years. In that time shoreline litter had more than doubled and plastic has gone up by 180%!

MCS beach cleans are run all year round All year round Beach Clean events with our flagship event 'Great British Beach Clean' Great British Beach Clean - 18th to 21st Sept in September.

Volunteers record the litter they find - we use this information to help Governments and industry understand how to stop the rubbish getting there in the first place. We also promote behaviour change among the public using the data collected.

MCS Beach clean events

Within 10 miles of Dawlish Coryton Cove beach

There are currently no beach cleans within 10 miles of this beach!

All of our cleans are run by volunteers so why not organise your own? We’ve got loads of information to help you get started.

Click here to see all events around the UK.

Beachwatch graphic - our success

Small changes, big differences

litter bin icon Take your rubbish home - don’t try and cram more stuff into already overflowing beach bins

recycle icon Don’t leave litter behind - take it away and recycle it

Toilet icon Only put the 3P's down the loo - Pee, Poo and Paper - everything else goes in the bin!

Fancy a fish dish?

Find an eatery with a Fish2fork sustainable seafood rating within 10 miles of Dawlish Coryton Cove beach

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We rate restaurants according to the impact the seafood they serve has on fish stocks and the health of our oceans.

Along with MCS we want all seafood served in the UK to be sustainable.

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Sustainable Blue fish - serving sustainable seafood
Sustainable Red fish – one or more fish options on the menu is an MCS Fish to Avoid

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Wildlife Spotting

You never know what kinds of wildife you'll come across at the beach. We're interested in what you find - especially if you come across jellyfish, basking sharks or turtles. Tell us what you find.

Find out the latest news and information on marine wildlife from around the UK.

Note: This page shows reports of sightings of jellyfish, basking sharks and turtles ONLY, as MCS holds national databases for these species. Don't be alarmed if it looks like there are lots of jellyfish in the area, they are fascinating creatures. We always advise "look but don't touch".

Latest reported sightings

Within 10 miles of Dawlish Coryton Cove beach

Turtles seen here by Paul Clayton
on 27 Aug 2017

Turtles seen here by Alasdair Cameron
on 27 Aug 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Simon Ross deveau
on 26 Aug 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Simon Ross deveau
on 4 Aug 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Karl Wallace
on 30 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Milli Verrier
on 24 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Simon Ross deveau
on 13 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Sue Watson-bate
on 12 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Simon Ross deveau
on 10 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Diana Willoughby
on 9 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Gareth Weaver
on 9 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Amanda May
on 6 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Sarah De ville
on 26 Jun 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Shaun Hutchings
on 19 Jun 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Gilly Robinson
on 19 Jun 2017

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