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:

  • Pandamedic
    Lichfield, United Kingdom
    Rained off
    3 of 5 stars
    30th Sept 2020
    We walked from Milton Sands beach to here. When we set off the weather was great. dry, sunny and hot. Unfortunately in a short amount of the time the weather turned and became very windy with heavy... Read full review
  • 375christopherl
    Benfleet, United Kingdom
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    Friends getaway
    Spectacular
    5 of 5 stars
    2nd Nov 2020
    We visited on a cold, wet and windy day. The waves crashing on the breakwater, throwing spume 30 feet in the air was spectacular. I can imagine that in the summer this would be an ideal beach for... Read full review
  • emmaj9696
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    Family
    Don’t park it hope cove
    1 of 5 stars
    15th Feb 2021
    Beach was stunning but we parked in the car park close to the beach paid for 1hr and was back within half an hour, A few days later had a parking fine for £100 when typing the registration I got... Read full review

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