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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  • Disabled access to the beach

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  • On-Site café/restaurant

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  • On site parking

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Peter B
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Hope cove
      4 of 5 stars
      26th Aug 2021
      Good beaches and swimming, main swimming beach has lifeguards, lovely scenery and views arrive early for car parking space, The car park has a bad reputation for issuing tickets sometimes to those... Read full review
    • lister_natalie82
      Hertford, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Beautiful place to visit
      5 of 5 stars
      7th Sept 2021
      Beautiful place we did q coastal walk and would definitely go back. Perfect place not too crowded. Nice pins and places to eat Read full review
    • GIna W
      Paignton, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Beautiful: recommended
      5 of 5 stars
      12th Sept 2021
      Stunning scenery and resembles Cornish beaches. Definitely worth a visit. We are fairly local (Torbay) and branches further afield for a day. Car parking nearby and places to eat. Kids had a great... Read full review

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