Clean Water and Great Facilities for all the Family
– Here at Hazelwood Holiday Park we are proud to tell you that the beautiful beach on our doorstep can continue to fly the prestigious Blue Flag.
It’s only presented to beaches which pass the strictest criteria for environmental management, visitor facilities, cleanliness and clean bathing waters, meaning our guests can be confident that their visit will be both safe and enjoyable. Backed by sand dunes, Dawlish Warren offers more than just a traditional bucket and spade beach – it also boasts an internationally protected National Nature Reserve, green space, amusements, shops, pubs and cafes.
Alongside Dawlish Warren’s achievement, Keep Britain Tidy’s high-profile Seaside Awards have been awarded to nearby Coryton Cove at Dawlish, Teignmouth Town Beach, and Ness Cove, Shaldon.
Coryton Cove beach in Dawlish is ideal for families with gentle shelving sand/shingle and rock pools. The cove lies between the red cliffs of Dawlish and is accessed via a scenic walk along the seawall from the viaduct at Dawlish, taking you past the fishing boats, the beach huts and the cafe to the sheltered cove. There have been many sightings of Dolphins off this beach and it’s also a great place to watch the occasional passing steam trains with the train track running along close by the sea wall. There are no dogs allowed on this beach between May and September.
Teignmouth beach borders a long promenade and is extensive, so no need to worry about overcrowding during the summer months. At the mouth of the River Teign and with a passenger ferry crossing to Shaldon beach, the focal point is the Victorian Pier, and farther along a lighthouse, it’s one of those beaches that will take you back to sea-side holidays of your childhood. See the local fishermen mending their nets on the back beach, entertain the kids on the parade full of amusements and enjoy exploring rock pools. There are some lovely pubs on the back beach where you can enjoy some ‘sundowners’ while you watch the sun set over the Teign Estuary. There are pleasure boat cruises on offer around the bay or up the river. Having won an award from the Marine Conservation Society because the waters are so clean, you can sometimes spot dolphins just off the coast. Teignmouth beach is a dog-friendly beach in winter they have restricted access in Summer.
Shaldon’s Ness Cove is one of the great tourist beaches to visit whilst in South Devon. Accessed via an original Smugglers tunnel, that comprises both a sloping path down, and some steps it’s one our most secluded and picturesque beaches, completely enclosed by the shelter of the cliffs above. Mainly shingle, the beach graduates gently towards the sea, and provides a great swimming area. The beach is known to have been used by smugglers in the past and if you have children with you it’s a wonderful, fun way to get to the beach, with it’s dark entrance and windy path through the heart of the cliff ending with a wonderful view down onto the beach as you exit at the other end. Have a go at fishing for shrimps in the rock pools, or try fishing from the beach. You can book the beach for evening barbeques, via the Teignbridge District Council Dogs are permitted all year round.