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Quiet beach tucked away, nice and secluded.

We visited in October and it was very quiet and peaceful. The cafe/coffee shop were open and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Just loved this place!

Stumbled across this lovely village and beach after walking from Thurston. Stopped for a drink at... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Ascot, United Kingdom
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Hope Cove, Salcombe, England
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All reviews rock pools lovely beach post office cottage hotel small beach low tide car park off the beaten track lovely place the pub coastal path south devon out of season narrow lanes small shop beautiful scenery the cliff
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited in October and it was very quiet and peaceful. The cafe/coffee shop were open and the prices are very reasonable. You can catch a boat ferry from here that takes you back to Salcombe if you fancy it.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank WiltshireRally
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Stumbled across this lovely village and beach after walking from Thurston. Stopped for a drink at the Lobster Pot cafe and sat in one of the pods overlooking the harbour. Pretty harbour, bay and village and great walk to end of the bay. Will definitely...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank RWLStroud
Reviewed 20 September 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank richhucc
Reviewed 19 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank figlia79
Reviewed 18 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank sweetcheeks001
Reviewed 18 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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
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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.