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Just around the headland from Gorran Haven is Vault Beach. It can be reached by a scenic cliff top walk, if not a precarious one in places, from Gorran Haven or by parking at the top of the beach and walking down to it.
It is quite isolated and little known and because of this tends to be very quiet.
The beach itself is very wide, about 1 mile in length and consists in the main of shingle, although as the tide recedes there is more and more sand.
If you wish to avoid the crowds and just relax in beautiful surroundings then this is the place for you.
The sea here is usually very calm being protected by the 400 feet high Dodman point which is immediately to the west and a favourite walking destination.
There are some exceptional rock pools both on the eastern side and on the beach as the tide recedes.
On the far west of the beach there are rocks and sand which is a favourite with a small number of nudists, although the beach is so large you would not notice that they were there.
There are no facililites
Dogs are banned from Easter to October 1st.
At Gorran Haven park in the car park. Take the coastal footpath heading west, it is clearly marked. Alternatively, just before the car park, turn right, drive up a steep hill and you will see Lamledra Car Park on your left. Just walk down the path to the beach. It is quite steep, but very pleasant with seats periodically on the way down.