The body of a young woman was found on a Devon beach at the weekend.
Police were alerted to the discovery at Westward Ho! on Saturday afternoon.
The force confirmed the body is that of a woman aged between 20 and 30.
Her car was later found nearby and her family have been informed.
A post mortem examination into the cause of her death will be carried out in due course.
Swansea coastguard said they had assisted police but were unable to comment further.
Officers have appealed for members of the public with information to come forward.