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Shipload Bay

Devon, England

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A shingle and rock beach surrounded by tall sheer cliffs.

Historically famous as a favourite haunt for smugglers. Access to the beach is now difficult, as the cliff steps have been closed due to landslides.

Shipload Bay is on the Hartland (Devon) Heritage Coast, and adjacent to the South West Coast Path.

Shingle Rock

Weather and tides for Saturday 13 April

Chance of rain 0%
Min temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 16mph
Tomorrow (Sunday)
Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 16mph
Max UV Index

The tide at Shipload Bay is currently falling. Low tide will be at approximately 4:15 AM tomorrow, and the next high tide will be at approximately 10:21 AM tomorrow.

Today's air pollution levels are forecast to be Low

Approximate sea surface temperature:   10.8°C  

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Recommended holiday cottages near Shipload Bay

Things to do and see in the area

Hartland Abbey & Gardens (2 miles)
Hartland Point Lighthouse (2.1 miles)
Hartland Quay (2.1 miles)
Cheristow Lavender (2.2 miles)
Docton Mill Gardens & Tea Rooms (3 miles)
Independent Charters (4.2 miles)
Clovelly Village (4.7 miles)

Places to eat near Shipload Bay

The Point (360 yards)

All distances are approximate

Other beaches nearby

Location: Exmansworthy

Location type: Rural

Nearest village: Stoke

OS Grid: SS245274

County: Devon

Country: England

Local Authority: Torridge

Parish: Hartland

Nearest postcode: EX39 6AU

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Visitor information for Shipload Bay, Devon, England. Weather, tides, visitor comments, beach facilities, photos, nearest postcode, beach information and nearby accommodation.

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