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

Attraction Facilities

  • Toilets

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant

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  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

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Recent Reviews:

  • 767stevem
    Brighton, United Kingdom
    Misty windy day for us
    4 of 5 stars
    14th Jan 2020
    Even though, still an interesting walk, part on the beach, part footpath, part road so its a mixture of terrains. Views would have been great but for the mist, waves were big, parking was easy and... Read full review
  • SarahBe1972
    Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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    Family
    What a gem of a place
    5 of 5 stars
    23rd Feb 2020
    Visited with family. Although it was a wet and windy February day we all had fun. Rock pools to explore, rocks to scramble over and hill water to paddle in. Have come home for a rest. We will... Read full review
  • G2161QHmikeh
    Spoiled by sewage outfall
    1 of 5 stars
    15th June 2020
    I was shocked as there appears to be sewage on the beach.I think people are being misled if this is the case.A quick search will tell you there is a sewage outfall nearby. And yet they say the water... Read full review

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