We found the Ayrmer Cove on the National Trust website when looking for ideas during our short trip to Devon. The cove is only a short walk from the National Trust car park and close to the village Ringmore. There is two paths leading from the car park to the cove. One starts starts directly from the car park (Smugglers Lane – we haven’t walked this one) and the other path is on the left hand side of the car park entrance. The path we chose is quite steep and may be challenging for less experienced walkers on the other hand it opened up a wonderful view from over coastline, including Burgh Island to the South.
From here, the descent to the Ayrmer Cove is steep or lets say steeper than we are used to from our usual walks. We were lucky and the path was dry. I could imagine that on a wet day or after a rainy period, this path develops into a mud slide. We take the path down to the beach and stop every now and then to enjoy the stunning views .
The cove is situated between dramatic cliffs and looks very peaceful. Landinwards are fields with grazing cows. A beautiful and very picturesque view.
From here, there are multiple options to either directly go back to the car park or to extend the walk. The coastal path continues in both directions and several variations, including circular walks are possible. Some walks are on the National Trust website but there is also a map of the local area available with walking and cycling routes.