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A secluded, unspolit beach at Ayrmer

Located next to the beautiful village of Ringmore, Ayrmer Cove is an amazing site with stunning open cliff faces and rock formations with views out to secluded coves.

Reach Ayrmer Cove by travelling along old smugglers lanes through the peaceful Ringmore valley past fields and mixed woodland coppices teaming with diverse wildlife including adders, dragonfly, dormice and the rare cirl bunting.

Stroll through Ringmore Wood to see some classic English woodland including willow and oak trees and in the spring, carpets of bluebells and primroses. Keep a close eye on the sea also as there is a chance you may spot basking sharks or dolphins off the coastline.

Beach clean

Join us for a beach clean

Thank you to all those who came and helped us clean the beach

We had a great day with over 40 people helping out. The most unusual find was a toilet seat. Most of the rubbish consisted of fishing line, rope and plastic.

A big thank you to Salcombe Dairy who provided free ice-creams at the end.


Shanny in a watchful pose

The dramatic cliffs and rocks at the cove mainly comprise of sandstones, siltstones and shales.

At low tide, the sea reveals vast rockpools teeming with marine creatures like shannies, anemones and starfish.

Take a walk

Views across from Beacon Hill and Hoist Point

We'd like to share a few of our favourites:

Many of the photographs on this page were taken along the Ayrmer Cove trail.

A pint and a spot of lunch?

Enjoy a pint at the end of the walk

Visit the Journey's End Inn which dates from the 13th century. Once the haunt of smugglers, it still houses a secret room where smugglers hid their contraband.

Hurray for extra help

Clearing and pruning the orchard at Ringmore

A core group of around ten volunteers make up the Ringmore group. They work mostly in the orchard, clearing vegetation, pruning and harvesting but also get involved with other things like beach cleans at the local beach at Ayrmer Cove.

The latest news

Find out what the rangers are up to and how you can get involved. Visit our Facebook page and discover the sorts of things the team do, the places we go and the people we meet.