A longboard beach ideal for beginners in SW as it faces east and is quite sheltered, but once you head out into the bay you’ll get the full force of the wind. The current from the River Dart isn’t too strong and you’ll be sailing in the shadow of Dartmouth Castle. Compass Cove has a less harsh shore break than Blackpool Sands.
Getting there: From Dartmouth head for the castle. The beach is signposted
Parking: Car park next to beach
Ideal Wind: SW, S, SE & E
Accommodation: In town
Suitable for: Beginners / Intermediates