Vault Beach

Vault Beach

Vault Beach is a sheltered beach to the eastern side of Dodman Point which reaches up 110 metres from the water. It is a curved sweep of sand and shingle that gently slopes into the sea.

The sea here is usually pretty calm and bathing is generally safe, although there is no lifeguard patrol.

The far end of the beach is unofficially recognised as a nudist beach and can be quite popular during the summer.
Vault beach is dog friendly all year round.

Also known as:

Bow Beach

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed all year

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Nudist/naturist beach



PL26 6JS

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SX 0137 4088




20 minutes walk from nearest car park at Gorran Haven

Vault Beach Reviews

Brilliantly calm atmosphere

Karen harris
Jul 25th 2021

First time here as of the beaten trek.
Desert was tricky for my legs but well worth it
Being dog friendly all year round is helpful too. 
Calm although very cold seas
Even had a native visit in the shape of a seal.
Big surprise seeing him looking at you

Great nudist beach

May 16th 2021

Lovely sheltered naturist beach, glorious views, sea can be a bit choppy