Elberry Cove is a pretty shingle beach with beautiful clear water which can only be reached by foot along the South West Coast Path  Opens in a new window from Broadsands or Brixham. This is a beautiful sheltered beach surrounded by wooded hillsides in an idyllic rural setting.

It is very popular with water ski boats and at one end of the beach you’ll find the romantic ruins of Lord Churston’s bath house. There is also pitch and put golf nearby.

Elberry Cove was one of Agatha Christie’s favourite bathing spots and the cove features in one of her novels.

Supervision and safety


There is no supervision at any time of year.


Lifebuoys are available all year round.


Good Beach Guide

Toilets and facilities


None available.


Water ski lane.

Transport and parking


Parking some distance away. The closest car park is Broadsands.


Allowed all year round.

Disabled access


Difficult - long uneven path and steps to the shingle beach.

AddressPark at Broadsands Car Park, Broadsands Road, Paignton, TQ4 6HL