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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.

Celebrating Coast

A year on the South West Coast

This is a year of celebration - we are taking part in South West Coastal Festival to mark a 50 year milestone in the conservation of the coast.

Over 300 miles of the South West coast is protected by the National Trust and a film, specially commissioned by the National Trust, celebrates the stunning landscapes of the South West coast, and showcases the 50 years of coastal conservation by the Neptune campaign.

Download the Coastal Festival calendar


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.