Devon – Hope Cove

So this is one that must be on your list if your visiting South Devon, near Salcombe, is Hope Cove.

Consisting of two villages, Inner Hope and Outer Hope.  Inner Hope is where you will find the old lifeboat station and slipway that provides boat access to the beach.

Outer Hope, which provides access to Harbour Beach and Mouthwell Sands, and as such, the geography of the village means that there are two wonderful beaches to enjoy.

Just a short distance from each other, both areas are easily accessible, so it’s well worth exploring everywhere if you can.

It is is made up of two sandy beaches in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

The nearest beach to the car park to the north is Mouthwell Sands.

To the south is the longer Harbour beach.

The two are easily accessible and it’s worth exploring them both if time permits.

Hope Cove beaches are perfect for families, with a mix of sand and rocky areas, making it great for building sandcastles and sunbathing or for exploring the rockpools.

There are lifeguards on duty during the summer months too and the water quality designated as excellent by the Environment Agency.

Devon - Hope Cove

The fantastic beaches and the proximity of the village make either of the Hope Cove beaches an ideal destination for a full day out.

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).




My only other comment is regarding the parking and please check the comments on Tripadvisor as well, the car park next to the Hope and Anchor pub is privately owned and a lot of drivers parking there have had issues with the machine not working correctly, then receiving fines afterwards, so be careful, it could make out for an expensive day trip otherwise.

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