Haven Cliff is located a short distance to the east of Axmouth Harbour near Seaton in the East Devon. Whilst not as remote and attractive for swimming as some nearby beaches - such as Weston Mouth - it is easy to access on foot and is regularly used by a small number of local naturists.
Plymouth to Axminster via Exeter St David’s.
Axe Valley Mini Travel bus number 885 from Axminster Station (Southwest bound) towards Seaton for Seaton Tramway Station (South bound).
A few yards south to a roundabout, go over it and turn left into Harbour Road, passing Just Fish, Poppy's and Tesco Superstore on the left, continue along as it comes to a bridge WITH the short South West Coast Path on the right, go down it and turn right heading along the minor road running parallel to a harbour, walk to the end as it merges into a beach.
From here continue along the beach beneath Haven Cliff for about 200 metres to reach a point where nude use seems acceptable.
Tourist Information Centre.
From the bus stop, head North on B3172, Enter the roundabout and turn right, where the centre is on the right.
Like almost all the beaches along this coast, this is a pebble beach that shelves quite steeply at high tide. At lower tides, larger rocks and boulders can make getting into the water very difficult - Possibly dangerous when the sea is rough. At very low tides sand and extensive rock pools may be exposed. Sitting directly under the cliff is not to be recommended as minor falls are common.
At this point the Coast Path runs inland over Haven Cliff on its way to the famous Undercliff and Lyme Regis. Since there are no connections to the path further along the beach, very few walkers pass along this stretch of beach.
Whilst not the best naturist beach in the area, Haven Cliff has the advantage of being a relatively short and level walk from "Civilisation" and thus suitable for those unable or unwilling to make the cliff path hike to reach Weston. It is used by a small number of local naturists and no problems have been reported.
There are no facilities on the beach, but Seaton has a good selection of shops, pubs and restaraunts.
Water quality is generally as good as anywhere along this coast and better since improved treatment plant was introduced.
Swimming may be hazardous when the sea is rough.