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Whose favourite spot?

This is Elberry Cove, and it was one of Agatha Christie's favourite bathing spots. Her holiday home at Greenway is not far away.

Elberry Cove is only accessible by foot or by sea.

The building in the distance is a bathhouse, created in the 18th century for a Lord Churston, back when sea water bathing was becoming fashionable.

"Standing three stories high, with the ground floor being flooded when the tide rose, the lord can swim into the sea through a gated doorway, preserving his dignity."
I am not quite sure what is meant by "preserving his dignity!"

It is now impossible to enter the building as it is an unstable ruin, now being undermined by the sea, and entry is barred because of the danger of falling masonry.

For further information about Lord Churston and the family, see www.devonassoc.org/uk

One closer view in the w/s.
Thanks for looking.

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