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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

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

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  • On-Site café/restaurant

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  • Toilets

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Recent Reviews:

  • ybeandy
    Totnes, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Easy and relaxed
    5 of 5 stars
    23rd Apr 2018
    A wonderful way for spend a few glorious hours in the sun. What a hidden gem. Great shops to browse too. Looked the art shop. Read full review
  • Sarah B
    Guildford, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Fascinating Geology!
    5 of 5 stars
    20th Apr 2018
    Moving sands blocking the river and then the next tide may break it all away. Every time we visit this fascinating spot the coastline looks different Read full review
  • Daley1206
    Chislehurst
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Sublime
    5 of 5 stars
    15th Apr 2018
    The most beautiful beach and bay that I have seen in South Devon. I’ve always preferred North Devon as it’s so rugged but this is something else. Great bay when the tide is in, and even more amazing... Read full review

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