Local Attractions

South West Coast Path

The South West Coast Path is England’s longest waymarked long-distance footpath and a National Trail. Stretching for 630 miles, the Ness is located right on the path. Make sure you take in the views from the top of the cliff above the Ness which are outstanding.

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Shaldon Wildlife Trust

Set in an acre of woodland garden just 2 minutes’ walk from the Ness, Shaldon Wildlife Trust look after and help preserve some of the rarest and most endangered animals in the world. Make sure you pop for a spot of lunch or dinner as part of your day out.

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Ness Beach

Ness Beach is accessed via the Smugglers tunnel located just behind the Ness.  A secluded and picturesque beach that is great for swimming, it is completely enclosed by the shelter of the cliffs above.

Shaldon Beach

A mix of shingle and reddish sand, full of shells and beach treasure, Shaldon Beach can really be said to be the real scene of ‘Messing about on the River! It is a hive of beach activity and people just messing about in and out of the water.

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Shaldon Botanical Gardens

Just 0.5 mile from the Ness, Shaldon’s botanical gardens are free to visit year round. The gardens originally featured a variety of unusual trees such as majestic Weeping Beaches, a Maidenhair Tree, Tulip & Dawn Redwood trees.

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Shaldon Approach Golf Course

Shaldon Approach is a lovely golf course, the course has a full 18 holes, ranging from 70 to 130 or so yards. Golfers can practice a multiplicity of short game skills; as well as downhill tee-offs.  Make sure you pop in for some refreshments after a round.

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Just 30 minutes drive from the Ness, Dartmoor is an area of moorland in southern Devon, England. Protected by National Park status as Dartmoor National Park, it covers 368 square miles.

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