You wouldn’t believe that this was the location where the railway line was breached in the 2014 storm. I doubt no one would ever forget the images of the railway dangling above the rough seas that stormy night. This was taken in February 2020.
Langstone Rock is a beautiful local landmark at the northern end of Red Rock Beach between Dawlish Warren and Dawlish.
Rockpools to explore, occasional sightings of dolphins, brightly coloured painted beach huts, coupled with a sandy beach makes Coryton Cove a perfect hideaway.
The Brook which starts its course at the little moor of Haldon runs through Ashcombe, Dawlish Water, Dawlish Town before eventually reaching the sea at Dawlish Town Beach. On its journey through Dawlish, it drops over weirs and under bridges, passing through the Manor Gardens and The Lawn. You can observe the town’s famous black swans along with many other species of waterfowl and walk around the exotic plants and flowers along the Brook.
I sat patiently in the cold waiting for the right light and a fast enough train to pass while I took this long exposure photo. This was the last train through and opened up the shutter when the train passed through the station and kept the shutter open as it passed along Kings Walk. I could barely feel my feet or fingers when this shot was taken but it was worth the wait.
The station was opened by the South Devon Railway on 30 May 1846. The strange wall with bricked-up windows that can be seen in the car park is the remains of the engine house that used to power the trains while they were worked by atmospheric power from 13 September 1847 until 9 September 1848. At this time it was one of Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s 7 ft (2,134 mm) broad gauge railways.
The South Devon Railway sea wall is situated on the south coast of Devon in England. A footpath runs alongside the railway between Dawlish Warren and Dawlish, and another footpath forms a continuation to the seafront promenade at Teignmouth. Both these form part of the South West Coast Path.
The South Devon Railway was built to the designs of Isambard Kingdom Brunel and takes a route from Exeter which follows the River Exe to Dawlish Warren, runs beneath the sea cliffs to Teignmouth, and then follows the River Teign to Newton Abbot. It follows tidal waters for about 13 miles.
The South West Coast Path runs behind Boat Cove and leads to the superb, sandy Coryton Cove. Boat Cove got its name as you used to be able to enjoy boat trips from Boat Cove. In this photo, you can see the complete section of the sea wall.
The beach huts are available for hire. The beach behind the camera is suitable for swimming, although there is no lifeguard service. In times gone by the beach was used for segregated male-only bathing (which explains the former name – Gentleman’s Cove).
This beach is truly one of South Devon’s secluded little treasures. Rock pools to explore, occasional sightings of dolphins, brightly coloured painted beach huts, coupled with a sandy beach makes Coryton Cove a perfect hide away.
Originally a headland firmly attached to the adjacent cliffs of Dawlish Bay and called Langstone Point, Langstone Rock became separated from the adjacent Langstone Cliff by the construction of Brunel’s railway line in 1846.
Lea Mount is a part of my daily walk. You are guaranteed to get a great shot from here in most weathers. It will take a while to get used to seeing the new sea wall on the left.
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