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Hope Cove Beach

Hope Cove, Nr Kingsbridge, Devon

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Hope Cove is made up of two sandy beaches in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), near Salcombe, South Devon.

Mouthwell Sands to the north is the nearest beach to the car park. The longer Harbour beach sits just to its south. The two are easily accessible and it’s worth exploring them both if time permits. 

With seasonal lifeguards and water quality designated as excellent, Hope Cove’s beaches are great for families to visit. The mix of sand and rocky areas means that Mouthwell Sands in particular is great for sandcastles and sunbathing as well as exploring the rockpools. There are lifeguards on duty during the summer months too. 

The fantastic beaches and the proximity of the village make either of the Hope Cove beaches an ideal destination for (at least) a full day out.

Hope Cove has also recently been the location for the BBC drama The Coroner 

Dogs are allowed on the bigger village beach all year but must be kept on leads. There is a seasonal dog ban during the day on the other beach (Mouthwell) (May to Sept)

Beach signs have been kindly sponsored by Helpful Holidays.

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  • Toilets

Accessibility

  • Disabled access to the beach

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

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Recent Reviews:

  • raspberryberet2010
    Washington DC, District of Columbia
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Go for the sunset
    5 of 5 stars
    22nd June 2018
    Lovely spot. Hard to find a table at the pub outside but well worth it for the sunset. Food was pretty good. Read full review
  • pricillaandelvis
    plymouth
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    very small beach bit out of the way
    3 of 5 stars
    22nd June 2018
    this is a very small beach bit out of the way, with very limited parking, but if you are looking for a quiet area this is for you Read full review
  • Ged H
    Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Beware car park
    4 of 5 stars
    21st June 2018
    Had a great time in lovely Hope Cove. However I have returned home to a parking ticket from a cowboy outfit called PPS. I had purchased a ticket and luckily still have it. Beware and shame on whoever... Read full review

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