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:

  • Natalie C
    Kent, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Beauti
    5 of 5 stars
    13th Apr 2019
    Had lunch lovely clean place and food was very good,staff very nice,toilets very clean,the view is amazing Read full review
  • SusanHornby
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Lovely unpretentious place
    4 of 5 stars
    13th Apr 2019
    Two bays both small. Steep tarmac slope to access both. Clean sandy beaches with gentle waters for kids. Good jetty for fishing. Great CAMRA bar with fab beers and ciders and super staff and very dog... Read full review
  • MimiCheshire
    Cheshire
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Lovely beach
    5 of 5 stars
    15th Apr 2019
    We loved this beach, very clean lovely sandy beach ideal for young families. Dogs are allowed up until beginning of May and when the tide is out you can walk across to the slipway and lifeboat... Read full review

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