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Super beaches

All along this side of the estuary the beaches are really nice and picturesque. The ferry brings... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
gorgeous beaches with good waves for body boarding. Great walks, very unspoilt.

gorgeous beaches with good waves for body boarding. Great walks, very unspoilt. Mostly used by... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2018
Oxford, United Kingdom
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“mill bay”(7 reviews)
“lovely walk”(5 reviews)
An open stroll on the South West Coast Path above the western shoreline of Salcombe Harbour, passing the romantic ruins of Fort Charles, which withstood a 5 month siege during the English Civil War. Throughout the centuries the estuary has been a...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
East Portlemouth Car Park, Salcombe TQ8 8PD, England
+44 1752 896237
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is no doubt this has one of the best positions and views in the uk. It’s tranquil setting and utter peace is a great antidote to a busy life. The recent refit has added a chic interior and the rooms are well appointed. The...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff are very pleasant but there appears to be no organisation or management. The hotel is in the process of a major upgrade and modernisation as a result of which one has to face metal storage cabins, builders machinery and supplies to one side....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All along this side of the estuary the beaches are really nice and picturesque. The ferry brings you over from Salcombe.

Thank SimplyFred
Reviewed September 5, 2018

gorgeous beaches with good waves for body boarding. Great walks, very unspoilt. Mostly used by locals. Free parking, but a long walk down to the beach and slightly treacherous for little ones. Well worth the walk though, if you are athletic!

Thank 932becky
Reviewed September 2, 2018

We do this walk everytime we are in the area, and can never tire of it. Take the ferry across from Salcombe (rather than tryiing to park at Mill Bay), then walk the beautiful coastal path, with the most wonderful views, with lots,of ups and...More

Thank luv2holidayinthesun
Reviewed September 1, 2018

Ferry (dog friendly) from Salcombe over to East Portlemouth. Two alternative routes to Gara Rock. The lower coastal path with fantastic views and lots of up/down walking. Or quicker, straighter path running higher up. We went on the lower going and returned on the quicker...More

Thank 54janjo
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Stayed at the Gara Rock hotel, wonderful scenery, Salcombe is a lovely village and the beaches along the way are absolutely marvellous

Thank Gilles M
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Got the passenger ferry from Salcombe to East Portlemouth and walked to Gara Rock through woodland and the coastal path. There are alternative routes on the coastal path, and found the higher path to be easier with less climbs and descents. Had a snack in...More

Thank Blueandwhitewizard
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

This part of Devon is certainly not Motorhome friendly! With many single track roads. Parked in the National Trust car park near the beach opposite Salcombe, very narrow, would not make that trip again! Took the small passenger ferry over to Salcombe and found both...More

Reviewed July 18, 2018

Went to East Portlemouth last weekend with friends with the sole intent of having Paella on the Beach. My gorgeous wife prepared all the ingredients the night before, including the stock, and we headed off at 08:00 from Cheddar. Arrived approx 10:15 parking at the...More

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