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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Accessibility

  • Disabled access to the beach

Attraction Facilities

  • Toilets

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

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Recent Reviews:

  • SkimadBristol
    Bristol
    Small but perfectly formed
    5 of 5 stars
    11th Oct 2019
    It was very windy on the day we visited so we didn't stay long. Ample parking and shops, bars etc add to the experience. Read full review
  • Martin P
    Peterborough, United Kingdom
    Another Hidden Gem !
    5 of 5 stars
    14th Oct 2019
    Lovely walks along the beach, we loved it so much we are planning on going back to stay for a long weekend. Read full review
  • Bevhoward
    Southport, United Kingdom
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    Couples
    Lovely beach and harbour
    4 of 5 stars
    21st Oct 2019
    Very tranquil, beach is small but accessible from the pay and display car park ( across the Road) at outer hope. Couple of pubs and Lobster Pad worth a visit Read full review

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