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

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  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

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Recent Reviews:

  • Sraw1980
    Preston, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Secluded Cove
    3 of 5 stars
    22nd Aug 2020
    Very windy day but the cove gave us some protection. Great for rock pooling! Car parking good and toilet facilities were clean! Read full review
  • dominicsr17
    Taunton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Day Out in the Sun, Crystal Water.
    5 of 5 stars
    27th Sept 2020
    It was the perfect day to be honest. The sun was out, there was a gentle breeze and the water was sparkling like crystals. A beautiful little place we stumbled upon and we loved it. Great restaurant... Read full review
  • Pandamedic
    Lichfield, United Kingdom
    Rained off
    3 of 5 stars
    30th Sept 2020
    We walked from Milton Sands beach to here. When we set off the weather was great. dry, sunny and hot. Unfortunately in a short amount of the time the weather turned and became very windy with heavy... Read full review

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