Sugary Cove

Dartmouth Castle to Sugary Cove

A small and delightful beachy cove tucked into a nook in the wooded cliffs, Sugary Cove is a 10 minute walk from Dartmouth Castle.


Start Dartmouth Castle
Distance 0.5 miles
Circular Walk? No
Grade Moderate

Even underfoot.

Obstacles and steep gradients

5 flights of steps in each direction, 2 of them steep.


Not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.

Public transport

To Dartmouth: bus service 93 from Kingsbridge, Modbury and Plymouth. Bus service 111 from Totnes. For information on public transport in South Hams please call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or visit Regular seasonal ferry from Dartmouth to Dartmouth Castle tel: 01803 835034.

Refreshment stops

Castle Tea Rooms at Dartmouth Castle open daily.


Public toilets by car park at Dartmouth Castle.


Car park at Dartmouth Castle.


Please contact Dartmouth Information Centre on 01803 834224 or visit

Other facilities

Public payphone by car park at Dartmouth Castle.

OS map Explorer 0L20
Grid reference SX 886503


  1. From the fingerpost opposite the tea rooms signed ‘Coast Path Stoke Fleming 3 ½ m’ follow the path up to the left of the old ruined castle wall and go up the steps.
  2. At the road at the top turn left, then bear immediately left again, following the ‘acorn’ waymarker. This takes you along the surfaced footpath above the picnic site at Sugary Green.
  3. The path leads you down more steps, and you reach the cove down a final set of concrete steps to the left, indicated on the waymarker post.
  4. To return, go back up the steps from the beach and turn right. Retrace your steps to the castle.



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