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

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant

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  • Toilets

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  • On site parking

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Nicholas H
      Plymouth, United Kingdom
      Place OK but parking is awful - avoid
      1 of 5 stars
      4th June 2021
      Nice place but the car park is run by a company called Premier Parking Solutions and is a rip off. We were charged £100 because we were photographed leaving literally 5 minutes late from the car... Read full review
    • Tillyandsham
      Leeds, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Lovely cove
      5 of 5 stars
      6th June 2021
      We spent the morning here. Very busy but worth a visit. There are public toilets by the beach (20p). Restaurant was packed with queues and the pub wasn’t open. We managed to get an icecream from the... Read full review
    • Goingforitt
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Stinks !
      1 of 5 stars
      10th June 2021
      Please be aware Hope Cove harbour beach has a sewage pipe outside the breakwater and is spilling over the wall onto the beach. You will be told that the smell comes from rotten seaweed which I am... Read full review

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