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South West Coast Path - Labrador Bay

| Shaldon Ness, Shaldon TQ14 0HP, England
+44 1392 383560
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Stunning Views

They have a pay parking lot off the A379 between Shaldon & Maidencombe. The paths are well defined... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2017
Gla_Rangers
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British Columbia, Canada
Scenic Reserve

A glorious reserve with fantastic views. Reasonably populated at the top near to the car park and... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2017
Julie L
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This high-level 3.1 mile walk on the South West Coast Path has a lot of ascent and descent, some of which is steep and can be slippery, but the stunning coastal views in all directions make it worth the effort. Starting at the Ness headland, planted to mark Queen Victoria's coronation, it loops through the RSPB Nature Reserve at Labrador Bay. Look out for the rare cirl bunting or a shy roe deer.
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| Shaldon Ness, Shaldon TQ14 0HP, England
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Reviewed August 13, 2017

They have a pay parking lot off the A379 between Shaldon & Maidencombe. The paths are well defined, but expect a reasonable work out, as they are steep. The coastal views are stunning and well worth the effort. I also note the parking lot only...More

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Reviewed April 10, 2017

A glorious reserve with fantastic views. Reasonably populated at the top near to the car park and icecream van but venture down the steep slopes and you enter an oasis of calm. Splendid views of cirl buntings alerted by their melodious, ringing call. Flocks of...More

Thank Julie L
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Reviewed March 6, 2017

Visited this reserve specifically to see the cirl buntings; a small bird with the male having a yellow and brown striped head. It was a very windy day so I wasn't too hopeful. Had a couple of distant view of them but then as I...More

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Reviewed March 2, 2017

Best not come here on a rainy day in February! Ground is steep and was slippery after rain. Path is well marked and provides lovely views along the coast and glimpses inland. Best on a sunny day with less wind.

Thank Steve M
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Reviewed April 26, 2016

Parked up in the car park to see the stunning views on offer on our way back home to Barrow. Sadly more time needed to explore the public footpath than we had. But enjoyed the view all the same.

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Reviewed February 29, 2016

You will get lovely views but you need to be fit - a very hilly part of the South West Coast Path. Some wonderful places like Shaldon and Babbacombe to visit on your trip.

Thank shish57
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Reviewed February 21, 2016

Labrador Bay Car Park. Between Shaldon and Maidencombe. When the ice-cream and tea van is there you will see a teapot on a pole indicating its location. You know you're in Britain when you see a teapot luring people with its promise of a caffeine...More

1  Thank Pe R
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Reviewed September 19, 2015

Fantastic place to park up all day and so cheap.If your going to do a walk be warned its not for a casual stroll.Some of the hills are quite severe so boots and walking poles wont go amis.Wildlife is an added bonus keep your eye...More

Thank mediterraneanmel
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Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Parked up and paid only £1 for a full days Parking. Superb views but be warned some of those hills are a lot steeper than they look. I'd advise to have some walking boots if possible. We weren't exactly prepared in shorts and trainers as...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is now a nature reserve but be aware lots of steep inclines as along cliffs. Some just like just to sit in car and look out but now have to pay for parking.Usually Molly Mac's icecream van there which also serves hot drinks

Thank Jacci J
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