Visiting Duckpool, Morwenstow and Northcott Mouth

Rocks at Sandymouth beach

We look forward to welcoming you to the area. Please park responsibly, keeping field gates clear and roads accessible for emergency vehicles. Here you'll find lots of information to help you plan a visit to the area.

Here are some of the key things to bear in mind before your visit.


The car parks are open at Morwenstow, Duckpool, Sandymouth and Northcott Mouth and there is no need to pre-book a space.

Please be advised Northcott Mouth car park has a height restriction barrier of 2.1m.


The toilets at Sandymouth are open but the facilities at Duckpool are currently closed. Face coverings are recommended in enclosed, crowded areas.

Lifeguard service

There is lifeguard service at Sandymouth from 15 May to 26 September, with peak summer cover also at Northcott Mouth from 10 July until 5 September.


Under control dogs are welcome, including on the beaches. If you are venturing along the coastal paths, please watch out for sheer cliff edges and grazing livestock. We ask that you keep your dog under close control at all times. To make sure everyone has an enjoyable day, we ask all those visiting with dogs follow our Canine Code.

  • Take the lead: help reduce the chance of your pup chasing livestock and disturbing wildlife by keeping them on a lead.
  • Scoop that poop: bag it and bin it to keep your favourite places beautiful. 
  • Paws for thought: look out for information signs and take extra care on cliff paths.
  • Be on the ball: not everyone loves dogs, so keep them close by.


Sandymouth Café is open for takeaway with some indoor and outdoor seating.


What should I do with my rubbish? The Trust spends thousands of pounds every year removing beach waste carried onto the beach from the sea. Please help us by taking away with you any litter brought to the beach. Thank you.

No overnight parking or camping is allowed

We hope you enjoy your visit.