Below is a selection of some of our favourite beaches in the area, the list is by no means exhaustive as there are others, not listed, that are as close as 2 miles away, but they’re the ones that we think you’ll most enjoy.

Small’s Cove, Fisherman’s Cove, Mill Bay & Sunny Cove (2 miles)

When the tide drops these form one beach with Mill Bay.  Beaches of golden sand directly opposite Salcombe, most easily accessed by getting the short ferry ride across from The Ferry Inn.  Popular with families.  Small beach cafe.

BeachesSouth Sands (2 miles)

Easily accessed, ideal for beach games and sandcastling, well suited to watersports of all kinds. Cafe, watersports school, shop rents out kayaks, paddleboards, catamarans and wetsuits.

North Sands (2 miles)

A beach of golden sand, easy access and good facilities.

Outer Hope (2.5 miles)

A sheltered sandy beach with good access and central to Hope Cove with cafes, shops and a lovely pub with good food.

Inner Hope (2.5 miles)

A long, mainly sandy beach stretching to Hope’s pretty little harbour at low tide.

Thurlestone Sands & South Milton Sands (2.5 miles)

These form a continuous beach from north to south.  The famous holed rock is at the South Milton end along with rock pools rich in marine life.  Look out for the birds in the wetland reserve behind the beach at the Thurlestone Sands end.  Nearby Thurlestone village has a pub and a shop, whilst there’ a cafe/kiosk  in South Milton.

Leas Foot, Thurlestone (4.5 miles)

A pretty, well sheltered sandy beach with rock pools.

Bantham (5 miles)

Low tide makes Bantham a vast sandy beach.  Popular with families and surfers.  It is backed by dunes and has lovely views of Burgh Island.  Bantham village has a shop with a small cafe and a lovely pub.

Bigbury (8 miles)

A long sandy beach, popular with families and surfers.  At low tide, visitors can walk over the sand to Burgh Island , whilst a curious sea tractor provides the link at high tide.  A 14th century smugglers pub sits on the beach on Burgh Island.

Beesands (10 miles)

An attractive fishing village, with boats pulled up on the beach, lobster and crab pots piled on the sea wall and fresh fish for sale at the cafe/fishmongers.  A 2km shingle beach divides the sea from the freshwater lake behind.  Drink in the stunning views to the lighthouse at Start Point from a table outside the Cricket Inn.

Blackpool Sands (15 miles)

A beautiful crescent shaped shingle beach popular with families.  It is privately owned and maintained to high standard with a licensed cafe and large beach shop.

Wembury (20 miles)

Although part gravel and shingle with some sand, Wembury is a popular family beach and noted for it’s abundant wildlife.  The Marine Centre is open to visitors with free entry.  It provides a wealth of information about the sealife of the area and runs regular rockpool rambles.





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