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A hidden gem

A very clean beach with plenty of room for lots of people. Very fine sand, great situation for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rich H
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Lovely views

Very quiet when we visited on a Monday aftenoon, with pretty views of the beach. Would be a nice... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, U.K.
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Hope Cove, Salcombe, England
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All reviews rock pools post office cottage hotel low tide car park off the beaten track coastal path the pub lovely place out of season south devon narrow lanes pastries small shop beautiful scenery lovely walk the cliff
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Futuristic pods have materialised at the Cottage Hotel which look grossly out of place in this Victorian/Edwardian village.Further development plans in the village look to increasingly be changing the traditionally look Hope Cove was famous for. Chasing profit is unfortunately shifting this lovely setting in...More

Thank RWLStroud
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very clean beach with plenty of room for lots of people. Very fine sand, great situation for surfers and swimmers alike, plenty of rocks to help shelter from a very strong wind. A lovely place down some typical narrow lanes well worth going to.

Thank Rich H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very quiet when we visited on a Monday aftenoon, with pretty views of the beach. Would be a nice place for a picnic, especially from the top of the hill next to the beach. This is the sort of place to go when you want...More

2  Thank figlia79
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off here on the way back from Salcombe to Dawlish having seen the reviews. It's a spot of absolute beauty and the views out to sea are awesome. Parking is quite limited although there isa pay and display car park at the bottom...More

1  Thank sweetcheeks001
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two beaches very close to each other (inner and outer) inner allow dogs on leads and is more sandy, outer no dogs in the summer months and a bit more rocky. Outer has some brilliant rock pools accessible at low tide. Beaches both very clean......More

Thank theringtonepde
Reviewed 6 September 2018

We decided to visit Hope cove a lovely location set on coastal route path. One big disappointment was the visual sight of faecal matter and the strong smell of sewage in a large pool on the harbour side of breakwater. Apparently there is a main...More

Thank shipponrill
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

I have been looking for a gem if a beach, able to sit and read a book. It was busy but you can see the potential for a relaxing holiday. Car parking is very strict, so watching the clock on a short stay was necessary....More

2  Thank Bernardette P
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Hope cove has changed over years & first time I have visited during school holidays. Good points first , nice pub, ice cream , walks from Hope Cove to Bolberry Downs. Bad points , feels crowded, continually barking dogs everywhere , access via very narrow...More

Thank London50
Reviewed 1 September 2018

After so many good reviews, we were looking forward to visiting this Cove . How disappointing. Everything seemed in need of a good tidy-up and a lick of paint. A few touristy shops and some 'lobster pods' built into the cliff which ruined any ambience....More

Thank 54janjo
Reviewed 31 August 2018

We went to the Bank holiday weekend at Hope Cove and really enjoyed the atmosphere of the place..the whole village was closed to traffic and it was party time..must do this every year.. little tip, park at Bolbury Down Nat Trust carpark and walk into...More

1  Thank HarleyMatt
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20 August 2018|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, There is a car park by the beach with some disabled Parkin spaces. It will be busy in August so go early.
24 April 2018|
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Response from Tracy B | Reviewed this property |
Hello, the roads to hope cove are very narrow country roads so I wouldn't blame you if you didn't want to drive. Buses are available to hope cove from Salcombe, depending on time you travel you may have to change in... More
susan c
13 April 2018|
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Response from shamwari | Reviewed this property |
A few cafes and pubs, dog friendly. Great coastal walks, watch out for the cliff edge with your dog though. It will be super busy in high season and I don’t think dogs can go on beach during the summer months.