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:

  • Simsarah
    Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Lovely Spot but spoiled by the £60 parking fine!!
    3 of 5 stars
    19th June 2019
    A super spot to visit, but being late back to the car we were slapped with a £60 parking fine. Tried to contest this as we had a baby nappy emergency but they were less than sympathetic... wouldn't... Read full review
  • Fingersrpj
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    So clean!!
    5 of 5 stars
    20th June 2019
    Had a couple of days at Hope Cove recently. It was our first time in this part of South Devon. The access road is a little narrow in places but there are plenty of passing places. We were both struck... Read full review
  • Explorer68400013113
    Simply 1 of the most amazing places in South Devon
    5 of 5 stars
    23rd June 2019
    Having visited South Devon as a child I was beyond excited to return 40 years later - so when a friend invited me for a trip away I jumped at the chance !! The most idyllic place ever ! A choice of 2... Read full review

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