South Sands Ferry

01548 561035

About Us

The South Sands passenger Ferry runs between Whitestrand, in the centre of Salcombe, and the picturesque beach of South Sands, located at the entrance to Salcombe harbour.

Carrying foot passengers, prams, bicycles and dogs the South Sands Ferry is a a rare opportunity to travel by boat and experience the famous ‘sea tractor’, which travels out into the water to greet the ferry as it arrives at South Sands Beach.

Ferry Timeable available from Salcombe TIC

Private charters are available on request.
Evening trips to Kingsbridge and South Pool are often run during the summer months so please contact us for further information.

Harvest Reaper holds a ‘ Class V vessel operating in Category C Waters (Tidal estuaries ……)’ license issued by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. The vessel carries a maximum of 30 passengers with 2 crew, one of whom must hold an MCA Boatmaster Licence “Tier 1 Level 2”.

A full set of safety equipment as specified by the MCA is on-board, including; a 35 man Open Reversible Life-raft, life jackets for all passengers and crew, flares, fire extinguishers, marine radio, automatic bilge pumps etc. and procedures for the safe operation and handling of passengers.

The MCA survey the South Sands Ferry and audit the “Domestic Ship Safety Management System” twice a year.

Our Offers
  • Ferry Timetable available from Salcombe TIC