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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  • Toilets

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  • On-Site café/restaurant

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  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

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Recent Reviews:

  • sweetcheeks001
    Brisbane, Australia
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    So beautiful
    5 of 5 stars
    18th Sept 2018
    We stopped off here on the way back from Salcombe to Dawlish having seen the reviews. It's a spot of absolute beauty and the views out to sea are awesome. Parking is quite limited although there isa... Read full review
  • figlia79
    London, U.K.
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Lovely views
    4 of 5 stars
    18th Sept 2018
    Very quiet when we visited on a Monday aftenoon, with pretty views of the beach. Would be a nice place for a picnic, especially from the top of the hill next to the beach. This is the sort of place... Read full review
  • Rich H
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    A hidden gem
    4 of 5 stars
    19th Sept 2018
    A very clean beach with plenty of room for lots of people. Very fine sand, great situation for surfers and swimmers alike, plenty of rocks to help shelter from a very strong wind. A lovely place down... Read full review

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