The Ferry from Salcombe will drop you across the estuary close to the beautiful sandy beach, Mill Bay, which is accessible to walk to when the tide is on the way out.
Alternatively you can drive:
Mill Bay car park
The East Portlemouth side of the Salcombe Harbour boasts a number of small coves that are all accessible by foot along the waterfront.
A very popular ferry service runs from Salcombe town centre throughout the year. If you continue to walk around the coast you can easily join the coastal footpath which will lead you to more coves and eventually the Start Point lighthouse.
Perfect for beach combing and walking along the shoreline collecting everything from driftwood and dried seaweed, to beautiful shells and weathered pebbles.
North Sands is walking distance of Salcombe and is lovely and sheltered.
There is ample parking at North Sands but at high tide there is no beach!
Situated right by The Winking Prawn Restaurant.
South Sands is also walking distance from Salcombe and also has ample parking.
South Sands is always above the tide line and offers Kayak and SUP rental and tours as well as a boutique hotel and restaurant which is open to visitors. Blue Flag awarded beach South Sands has fine sand and shallow waters.
Hope Cove is made up of two sandy beaches. Mouthwells Sands to the north is the neaarest beach to the car park. The longer Harbour beach sits just to the south. Both are easily accessible.
Hope Cove has fantastic facilities including an on-site cafe/ restaurant, toilets, Pub nearby, town centre nearby, parking, slipway and there is disabled access to the beach.
Post Code: TQ7 3HW
A scenic walk around the South West Coast Path from East Portlemouth lies the pretty Gara Rock beach. Incredibly picturesque with golden sand and uninterrupted views out to sea, which can be accessed by boat.
The Gara Rock Hotel overlooks the beach and offers good food and drink. A great stop off on a thirsty walk!
Access from the coast path is possible but is steep in places. Nearest parking is at Mill Bay, 2 miles away