Area & Beach Guide

Located at the most southerly tip of Devon, surrounded by picturesque villages, magnificent coastal scenery and stunning beaches, Salcombe is a wonderful holiday destination for visitors of all ages.

From the sweeping golden sands of Thulestone to the sheltered coves of South Sands & Hope Cove, our area boasts a beach for everyone.

All of our stunning beaches are situated adjacent to the South West Coast Path and have facilities close by ( unless otherwise stated ).

 

North Sands

Sheltered sandy beach, close to Salcombe’s town facilities.

Beach shop • Toilets • Parking • Food • Disabled access

South Sands

Sandy, sheltered award-winning beach. Watersports centre. Ferry access from Salcombe town.

Beach shop • Toilets • Parking • Food • Disabled access • Dogs banned 1st May–30th September

East Portlemouth

Extensive beaches (fine sand/rocks). Best reached by ferry from Salcombe as road access is via minor roads. Shop and food next to the beach.

Privately owned, no BBQ’s, fires, stoves etc are permitted at any time.

Beach shop • Toilets • Parking • Food • Disabled access

Soar Mill Cove

Isolated sandy beach with rocks, near Salcombe. No facilities or disabled access at beach. Parking and food 500 metres away at hotel.

Hope Cove, Harbour Beach.

Sandy beach with rocks. Some parking. All facilities and further parking in Inner Hope. Dogs allowed but must be kept on leads.

Beach shop • Toilets • Parking • Food • Disabled access

Hope Cove, Mouthwell Beach.

Sandy beach with rocks, close to Hope Cove’s shops, pub and restaurants. Beach shop • Toilets • Parking • Food • Disabled access • Dogs banned 1st May–30th September

Thurlestone Sands

Long, coarse sandy beach with some rocks. More facilities nearby in Thurlestone village. Beach shop • Toilets • Parking • Food • Disabled access • Lifeguard May–Sept

Bantham

Classic sandy beach with dunes, very popular with surfers. Lifeguard in summer. No disabled access. Toilets and food approx 800 metres from beach. Toilets • Parking • Food • Dogs banned 1st May–30th September • Lifeguard May–Sept

Bigbury-on-Sea

Huge sandy beach with great surfing and excellent facilities. Lifeguard in summer. Beach shop • Toilets • Parking • Food • Disabled access • Dogs banned 1st May–30th September • Lifeguard May–Sept

Mothecombe

Sandy sheltered cove and estuary beach. No disabled access. All facilities 500 metres from beach. Privately owned, only open Sat, Sun, Wed and Bank Holidays. (NB Nearby Coastguards Beach is open all week). Beach shop • Toilets • Parking • Food • Dogs banned 1st May–30th September

Blackpool Sands

Excellent Blue Flag award-winning family beach with great facilities close to Dartmouth. Coarse sand. Beach shop • Toilets • Parking • Food • Disabled access • Dogs banned end March–1st November • Lifeguard May–September Blue Flag Award Lifeguards in summer.

For further information don’t hesitate to call us on 0044 (0)1548 843927 or email us at info@salcombeinformation.co.uk.

For information on our website about the South West Coast Path click here…..

Link to South West Coast Path ….